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Stormwater Management Plan & Lake Water Quality Management Plan

Bribie Lakes, QLD — Gemlife

Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) is a concept that focuses the design of urban developments (residential estates, commercial premises and master planned communities) around water - to reduce erosion of our waterways, minimise pollutants released and keep our communities cool and green. It can be achieved through a varied treatment train of nature-based (green) solutions and constructed (grey) infrastructure.

Bribie Lakes is an Over 50s Lifestyle Village located at Bongaree, Bribie Island, QLD. Consisting of 404 dwellings, Community Clubhouse, and recreation facilities, it overlooks a ~5.8 hectare, man-made lake.

Key Features

  • Gross Pollutant Traps capture floating litier
  • Floating Wetlands treat stormwater within Lake footprint
  • Facilitates large open water areas and removes pollutants
  • Cools surrounding areas
  • Detains upstream flows


  • Acid Sulfate Soils
  • Very flat grades
  • 50+ hectares of National Park, including Melaleuca wetlands, upstream of Dux Lake
  • High groundwater in sandy soils


Floating wetlands and gross pollutants traps (GPTs) were designed and installed to ensure water quality of the lakes were maintained to the Environmental Values. Regular monitoring of the water quality in the Lakes was performed to observe any changes. Aerial and underwater drones were deployed to inspect the floating wetlands for anchor integrity and plant health.
Drapper Environmental Floating Wetlands Consultants have over 30 years combined experience providing environmental services Australiawide. The team are specialists in water, stormwater, wastewater, and environmental services. We design and supply the WATSOL Sewer Overflow technology.


Our Mission is to solve our client's challenges in the environmental, water, stormwater and
wastewater fields by providing tailored, cost-effective, innovative solu

Floating Wetlands

Drapper Environmental Consultants are specialists in the research, design and monitoring of Floating Wetlands. These high performing stormwater treatment measures require detailed understanding and experience to maximise performance, minimise footprint and optimise economic outcomes. We are leaders in this technology Australia-wide and internationally.

Drone Inspection of assets

Our fleet of underwater and aerial drones make inspections of assets easy and safe. From evaluation of sacrificial anodes on ships, to anchor cables on floating wetlands, and bridges crossings, we can quickly, simply and safely inform asset owners of condition and maintenance requirements.
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