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Bioretention Unfiltered – Brisbane Breakfast Event

Are you sick of seeing bioretention systems in disrepair?
Would you like to see more improved bioretention systems and more ‘water sensitive’ urban areas?

Ocean Protect are bringing together a panel of professionals over breakfast, for an interactive discussion to help tackle these issues. This is your chance to get involved, discuss some of the key challenges and make recommendations for achieving the successful function of bioretention systems and Water Sensitive Urban Design.

Together our aim is to help facilitate real change for bioretention – unfiltered!

Date: 24th November 2022

Time: 7:00am – 9:30am

Location: Victoria Park – Herston, Brisbane

Early Bird Registration $50 – SAVE $15*
Vegan breakfast, tea and coffee included.


Who should attend?

  • Stormwater Professionals
  • Civil and Landscape Contractors
  • Urban Designers
  • Local Government Personnel; and
  • Developers

Speakers include:

  • Ben Penhallurick (Water by Design)
  • Brad Dalrymple (Ocean Protect)
  • Paul Dubowski (BMT)
  • Tim Davies (formerly Brisbane City Council)

All proceeds from the event will go to Save Our Waterways Now program – a community organisation working to restore the habitats of creeks and waterways in local and surrounding Brisbane catchments.

Why are Bioretention Systems important?
Bioretention systems (also called ‘biofiltration’ and ‘rain gardens’) are one of the most popular stormwater treatment asset types within Australia to help achieve water sensitive urban environments given their flexible design, space efficiency and applicability to a variety of scales. An estimated $3 billion worth of new bioretention systems will be installed by 2030 in south east Queensland alone – and it is vital that these assets function appropriately.

For more information or questions please email

*Early Bird Registration prices close 28th October 2022. Regular price is $65 per attendee.

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