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Knutsford redevelopment: Water quality and management

Babu Abisekaraj, Sharon (2019) Knutsford redevelopment: Water quality and management. Honours thesis, Murdoch University.

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Knutsford redevelopment is part of the Local Government’s agenda to incorporate sustainable living into the residential sector at affordable prices. This development follows on from the newly established White Gum Valley (WGV) and currently constructing East Village. Both of the sites have newly developed technology to demonstrates sustainable living in a density wise design. East Village is being developed to show similar results with more sustainable and saving initiatives such as the use of solar energy, rainwater harvesting on a lot scale, and a community battery to provide for the residents. Knutsford is stage 4 of the development plan that is occurring in Fremantle. This site will follow along the footsteps of previous establishments with improvements to show better results. In order to achieve this, the site needs to meet specific criteria that allow the usage of the natural resources, and if those are not met, the savings initiatives will need to be reconsidered to the basic options that are used by the homes around Perth.

Perth is one of the top cities per capita that has the highest usage and consumption of water in Australia with 123000 L/person (Water Corporation 2019). The Water Corporation is currently working on ways to reduce water usage by 15% before 2030 in order to ensure we have a healthy supply of water for future generations. The Water Balance Model that will be developed for the site at Knutsford needs to show and demonstrate that the reduction in consumption can occur not just in a household scale but a community-wide scale in Perth and that it is readily achievable when specific steps are taken into consideration.

Item Type: Thesis (Honours)
Murdoch Affiliation(s): Engineering and Energy
United Nations SDGs: Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
Supervisor(s): Anda, Martin
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