Irrigation conference designed for council staff*

For council staff working with irrigation, the first-ever Landscape Irrigation Conference and Exhibition ever to be held is not to be missed.

Organisers of this key 2019 event, being held at the Gold Coast Convention Centre, are Irrigation Australia, Nursery and Garden Industry Australia, Turf Australia and Landscape Queensland Industries Association.

Their combined membership encompasses all aspects of landscape irrigation making the conference and exhibition an ideal place for people involved in irrigation to meet and share knowledge and experiences.  

With its focus on landscape irrigation, this unique event will bring together the entire urban irrigation sector to learn from each other and industry experts about best irrigation practice and to see the latest water efficient products on display.

Participants will hear about the latest innovations in technology and management of public open space and how others have introduced measures to improve water use and reduce costs.

One of our presenters is Richard Dilena, who has worked with the City of Geelong since 1988 helping to manage the city’s many parks, gardens and sports grounds in a sustainable manner.  

His case study will focus on the theme of providing functional green assets in the community, where he will look at an example of a recent irrigation project in a passive green space. This project includes turf and garden beds using a variety of irrigation hardware; basically, a typical small community park.  

The project was designed to use captured and stored rainwater off the roof of buildings, supplemented by a potable water supply, to do the irrigation. Richard will describe the planning process, the outcome desired and the reality.

Where: Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
When: from Tuesday 18 to Thursday 20 June 2019
Days 1 and 2: Exhibition, presentations and case studies
Day 3: Field visits to see the latest technology at work; ph 1300 949 891; info[@]

*Copy supplied by Irrigation Australia