Engineering Australia Feature Article: Engineering new life into an urban drain
Alan Hoban, Director of Civil and Water Engineering spoke with engineering editorial Create, revealing his motivation and inspiration behind Ipswich City Council’s award winning project Small Creek.
“Small Creek was a 1.6 km stretch of concrete drain, until a project set out to turn it into a living waterway — and created a model for other communities to follow.”
“I’m keen for engineers to think less about rigid flood immunity standards for footpaths and bikeways, but rather to first think about the benefits of getting people closer to water, and then work through the public safety issues.”
– Alan Hoban