Introduction

Stormwater infrastructure involves the design, planning, construction, and management of engineering works that drain and remove rain run-off from a location, whether it be domestic suburban subdivisions, car parks, city CBDs or industrial sites.

Stormwater drains, pipes, culverts and canals need to able to cope with torrential downpours that can remove soil, organic matter, fertiliser, pollutants and miscellaneous detritus. In contrast to sewerage, stormwater is not treated before being channelled into rivers, estuaries and coastal outfall. Its principle objective is to prevent or ease flooding, given the immediate destructive effects of standing water and associated longer environmental and health issues.

Stormwater needs to be well managed to limit its impact on the health of downstream waterways. Stormwater can also be a resource in arid or drought-prone areas and can be recycled.

There are specific building and construction standards that must be adhered to when carrying out construction of stormwater infrastructure, the violation of which could have legal consequences.

At the bottom of this profile are brief details of a number of the experts that Expert Experts represents. Call our office to discuss your requirements and to obtain a recommendation that suits your needs and budget.

Expertise in Action

Experts in the field of building and constructing stormwater infrastructure are essential in legal cases involving environmental assessment, planning, management, improvements, engineering, contracting, project management and safety.

These experts may be required to provide expert opinion regarding construction defects within stormwater infrastructure. Other cases where expert opinion might be required may be in relation to contract disputes, construction contracts, environmental impact or violations of industry standards.

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Relevant Articles Australian Government’s guide to environmentally sustainable homes

This document lists the steps domestic households can perform to manage stormwater and reduce its environmental impact.

Stormwater Australia Policy Library

The Australian Stormwater Industry Association’s list of policies in respect to conflicts of interest, whistle-blowing, confidentiality, etc

Relevant Cases Gales Holdings Pty Limited v Tweed Shire Council [2013] NSWCA 382

This matter involved a dispute between a landowner and a council about stormwater runoff onto private land, where the landowner alleged the council did not take adequate precautions to prevent flooding.

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Profiles of Experts in Engineering - Stormwater construction

Below are short profiles of a few experts with expertise in this field. Please contact our office to discuss your specific requirements and to obtain a recommendation that suits your needs and budget. Expert Experts are experts in finding the right expert for your needs and you pay no more to use Expert Experts than if you searched and found the expert yourself.

  • #ID7654

Engineer - Hydraulic Services / Plumbing / Civil Engineer

ID7654 is a highly experienced specialist hydraulic services engineer, plumbing contractor, and civil/hydraulic services estimator with over 25 years of industry experience. His portfolio of experience includes a multitude of projects throughout Australia and the South Pacific.


  • #ID8719

Plumbing, drainage, sewerage, gas installations and maintenance

ID8719 is a highly qualified expert witness and trade qualified plumber with over 25 years’ experience in commercial, industrial and domestic plumbing to all sewer, gas and water services.


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