Splendour Under the Grass

Location: Quadrangle

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 One of Durack’s sustainability initiatives is to cut down on water use whilst still keeping grassed areas green and lush.

In 2011, Durack undertook a project to plant a Water Smart Lawn at the main student quadrangle near the Me-N-U Café.

  • The existing lawn, poor quality soil, tree roots, pop up sprayers and reticulation were removed from the area
  • Top quality soil with soil conditioner was then added
  • A sub surface irrigation system was installed to reduce moisture loss through evaporation and blow off.
  • A soil moisture probe was connected to the existing reticulation system to only water the lawn when required
  • Velvetine lawn was laid as it requires less water and is drought and salt tolerant

FT - Full time

PT - Part time

FLX - Flexible

RPL - Recognition of prior learning

ONL - Online

OPL - Open learning

PRE - Preapprenticeship

APP - Apprenticeship

TRN - Traineeship

WPA - Workplace assessment