HDS Reports and Publications

South Australia's Approach to Rural Township Community Wastewater Management - Update

Publication Date: 01/11/2012
Author: Duncan Howie
South Australia's Approach to Rural Township Community Wastewater Management - Update

This paper outlines the elements of a Community Wastewater Management System (CWMS) in rural South Australia and the types of collection, treatment and re-use systems that are used. Design processes, government approval requirements and public consultation considerations are also discussed, along with funding models. The paper is an update on earlier work by Martin Loipersberger. It was presented by Duncan Howie to the Pacific Water and Wastes Conference in Auckland, NZ in November 2012.

Towards a National Standard for Non-Metropolitan Wastewater System Design

Publication Date: 27/09/2012
Author: John Olson and Phil Castles
Towards a National Standard for Non-Metropolitan Wastewater System Design

Design of wastewater systems for metropolitan areas is generally based on the Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) code, which is appropriate where there is a significant population. For small towns, however, this can result in costly over-engineered solutions. An alternative design standard, based upon LGA of SA requirements, is discussed in this presentation by John Olson to the AWA Small Water & Wastewater Systems National Conference held at Newcastle in September 2012.

Safety Audits of High Use Assets

Publication Date: 01/03/2012
Author: Peter Edwards
Safety Audits of High Use Assets

The benefits of road safety audits as part of a risk management strategy, to improve road safety for the community and to protect road assets for the authority which owns them, are discussed in this presentation by Peter Edwards to the IPWEA Public Works Conference in March 2012.

Heavy Vehicle Route Assessment - The South Australian Experience

Publication Date: 01/02/2012
Author: John Olson
Heavy Vehicle Route Assessment - The South Australian Experience

The South Australian Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) Route Assessment Guidelines, along with the role of an Authorised Route Assessor in the conduct of heavy vehicle route assessments, are explained in this presentation by John Olson to the IPWEA Heavy Vehicle Forum in February 2012.

The South Australian Approach to Rural Township Community Wastewater Management

Publication Date: 01/09/2010
Author: Martin Loipersberger
The South Australian Approach to Rural Township Community Wastewater Management

This paper was presented at the Water New Zealand Conference in Christchurch in September 2010 and again at the IPWEA National Conference in Canberra in 2011. It outlines the elements of a Community Wastewater Management System (CWMS) in rural South Australia and the types of collection, treatment and re-use systems that are used. Design and decision processes are also discussed along with funding models.