National launch of MUSIC-link
The steps from water sensitive stormwater design to evaluation against compliance criteria will be dramatically reduced through our new MUSIC-link tool. MUSIC-link is built into MUSIC v6, which is now available.
Councils, urban developers and modellers all benefited from hearing about how MUSIC-link is already being adopted by councils across NSW, QLD and SA, and also how they can connect with this new service.
MUSIC-link was launched on 7 November, with several senior figures in the water industry giving their perspective on the product.
We gladly acknowledge the Blacktown City Council's support in this tool, and in hosting this event.
Councils spend valuable time examining models that support developer’s proposals, to ensure they comply with council’s requirements (water quality targets, and allowable performance parameters for stormwater infrastructure).
MUSIC-link streamlines the process for assessing the compliance of water sensitive designs submitted by the development sector against council’s specific guidelines. It generates efficiencies in the development process by not only providing very specific modelling parameters to designers, but also speeding the assessment process and thus saving councils valuable time.
MUSIC-link can be found in the latest version of MUSIC, which is widely used for design of water sensitive urban design by both local government and developers. Using MUSIC-link, developers can readily access council’s requirements to design stormwater systems using MUSIC, and councils can automatically generate reports from MUSIC to review the performance of proposed stormwater designs, to check for compliance.
The launch of MUSIC-link is a step-change in product development for MUSIC and the MUSIC community. It turns a "best practice" technical software product into a rapid assessment platform which instantly builds capacity for councils to support their stormwater quality improvement policies and provides the developer / consultancy sector greater certainty. It acknowledges how councils need to use MUSIC within a complex development assessment environment and provides the best chance to ensure Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) continues to be an achievable outcome for all local authorities.
In conceiving and refining MUSIC-link, eWater has so far collaborated with councils in NSW, QLD and SA to ensure this new functionality meets the needs of local government and the urban water industry in delivering WSUD outcomes.
MUSIC-link functionality is paid through a subscription model by assessing authorities / councils. Councils already adopting MUSIC-link include:
- Blacktown City Council
- Newcastle City Council
- Lake Macquarie Council
- Brisbane City Council
- City of Onkaparinga
- Port Stephens Council
- Ku-ring-gai Council
Sustainable water use is part of the mission of our independent not-for-profit company eWater, which evolved from the eWater Cooperative Research Centre. We work to build capacity and collaboration in water modelling, within the water industry.
For more information on MUSIC-link, please contact Colin Feilen
on 0438 013 882, or firstname.lastname@example.org