For many areas of Australia, flooding is a major problem.
As climate change intensifies, more and more regions will experience heavy rainfalls followed by lengthy dry spells.
We have always been a land of drought and flooding plains, and if the current weather predictions are accurate, this will only get worse.
How can we plan to manage this kind of deluge in our urban areas?
One solution is to combine areas of bioswales with areas of permeable pavers.
In Sydney, the New Dawn Centre for Social Innovation, has created a low-impact development that includes both bioswales and permeable pavers in and around their parking area.
This kind of innovation creates a larger drainage area that helps reduce flooding issues.
This is not the only advantage of this type of landscape design: an additional benefit is that contaminants are filtered by the garden areas and pavers before the stormwater reaches waterways.
When you are planning your next parking area, consider incorporating bioswales and Premier Hydropavers ® permeable pavers. Premier Hydropavers ® are strong enough to drive on, and are available in numerous colours and sizes that will enhance any design concept. Contact the team at Premier Pavers and Stone to find out more about these technologically advanced pavers and how they will transform your next project.