WEBINAR: Trench Drainage, presented by ACO

Join us for this national webinar on trench drainage and integrated surface water management systems, featuring a project case study on the Comely Banks Reserve Sports Pavilion by Pollen Studios.

Register via zoom - https://aila-org-au.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iys1zH2ARuO5tbjxetsaiA

Join us for this national webinar on Trench drainage and integrated surface water management presented by ACO.  This webinar will feature a case study of Comely Banks Sports Pavilion by Flynn Hart, Director at Pollen Studios.  

About the case study  - The Comely Banks Reserve Sports Pavillion

The Comely Banks Pavilion is suited in the Cardinia Shire, south-east of Melbourne.  The facilities serve the sport and recreation needs of the community.  The project was funded through the Victorian Government's Growing Suburbs Fund and Cardinia Shire Council.  Hear from Pollen Studio about their work on the project and working with other consultants as part of the process. Flynn will speak through how they approached the project and explore possible alternatives for this project. 

Trench Drainage, Presented by Greg Facey, ACO

Greg Facey from ACO will explore traditional and modern systems that deal with the removal of surface water and examine why design life costs, safety, and efficiency are best used as key performance indicators.

This presentation gives clear and structured guidelines on early planning decisions and selection for effective stormwater runoff removal whilst addressing key client and stakeholder considerations such as

  • Innovations vs traditional designs for surface water management
  • Design principles, choice of systems and regulatory standards
  • Slot criteria relating to wheelchair and walking cane safety
  • Slip resistance, loading and durability, access for maintenance

Project photography by Cardinia Shire Council







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Flynn Hart, Pollen Studio

Flynn is the Director/Owner of Pollen Studios and an AILA Registered Landscape Architect. Flynn has worked across the private and local government sectors to convert this passion into real outcomes. Flynn believes that design and stewardship of the landscape ought to affect positive change and deliver projects to the highest possible standard.

Pollen’s approach to landscape architecture reimagines the role of landscapes as a lasting solution to generational challenges like climate change, whilst hand in hand creating places of connection, engagement and wellbeing. Based in Brunswick and Castlemaine, Pollen is a certified carbon neutral, sustainable design studio. We prioritise work that reduces carbon impacts and makes sustainable choices that tip the balance back towards nature. Promoting improved biodiversity, healthy ecosystems and reducing barriers to inclusion are essential elements of our commitment to community-focused, climate-positive design.


Greg Facey, ACO Australia

Greg Facey is the Market Segment Manager for ACO, a family owned, global organisation specialising in the manufacture of products for the construction and building industry, with its Australian manufacturing plant located in Western Sydney NSW.

He began his career with the organisation back in 2004 as Queensland Specification Representative providing education and project solutions to many state authorities, engineering and architectural firms.

Greg progressed into the current Market Segment role, providing education and CPD support, technical advice and design brief development nationally to industry associations, transport authorities and designers, in the stormwater management space..



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