Addison Road Community Centre – Biofiltration Ponds

Project description:

Inner West Council is constructing a Bioretention Pond System at the Addison Road Community Centre.  The works will:

    • Improve stormwater quality
    • Reinterpret a historic creek line
    • Improve amenity to the area

Project address:  Addison Road Community Centre, 142 Addison Rd, Marrickville


The detailed design of the bioretention system has been completed and involves:

    • Diverting stormwater from an upstream residential catchment, approximately 9 ha in
    • Low flows being directed into the bioretention system located to the north of the existing Gumbramorra community hall;
    • Stormwater being pre-treated in a gross pollutant trap (GPT), which removes litter, organic debris and some coarse sediment. This GPT is located in the existing internal road in ARCC;
    • Stormwater being treated in the bioretention system, which removes suspended solids, nutrients, heavy metals, hydrocarbons, pathogens and other pollutants; and
    • Treated stormwater being discharged back to the stormwater system

Project Completion details: 

  •  Over 3,500 native tube stocks were planted in the pond system
  • 200 planting volunteers helped install plants on Friday 12 August 2022 and Saturday 13 August 2022.
  • Volunteers will be key to the finishing of the project, and the ongoing maintenance and function of the ponds, especially after future storm events.

Budget:  $500,000


Alistair Hyde Page  from Inner West Council on Tel: +61 2 9392 5262


ARCC Bioretention Pond notification (PDF 826.8KB)

Photo showing expected works:

Addison Road Biorention Pond plan - image

Comparison photos of project:


Addison Road - Bio Retention path site


arcc planting wip


Addison Road - Bio Retention side yard


arcc post wip plantings BIO Pond


Addison Road - Bio Retention site behind hall


arc post wip side garden build



arcc post wip plantings 2


arcc post wip plantings  drone


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Page last updated: 14 Nov 2022