WHAT & WHERE: Commercial development at Abros Place with stormwater discharge problems
BACKGROUND: Our client had already paid for the engineering design of a commercial car park area through another consultant, so we inherited a consented design.
CHALLENGE: We noticed that the approved design included a complicated system of stormwater tanks installed under the parking surface, which would mean our client needing to spend approximately $40,000 in infrastructure costs to meet the design requirements. In addition, the parking area needed a stormwater discharge consent and ongoing annual monitoring from the regional council for the next 35 years.
SOLUTION: We used our knowledge of the rules around hydraulic neutrality to enable them to have a better stormwater solution.
OUTCOME: Whilst this did require re-consenting and negotiation with the local authorities, the result was that Baseline Group saved our client in the region of $30,000.