Blacktown Council Tree Surrounds

Project QuickStats

Location Blacktown, New South Wales
Cost $4,588
Stone Colour 10mm Pitch Black
Total Area 12 trees
Date Installed 11-05-2018

If we were to mention water management on a streetscape, you think of drainage, gutters, and water running down the street.

However Council practices for Water Sensitive Urban Design require far more innovative technology. This is where StoneSet is at the forefront of modern urban design – its porous makeup absorbs water to help prevent erosion and water build-up.

This section of Second Avenue in Blacktown, NSW used a 10mm resin bound Stone. The aggregate is slightly larger than the 6mm aggregate we use for resurfacing existing hard paving, because its designed to allow maximum permeability in the top 30mm layer with a drainage rate of 100 Liters per minute – effectively free draining!

Ideal non-slip paving

Older style tree surround infill not only become loose and require regular sweeping to prevent slip hazards, but actually become compacted via foot traffic over many years, resulting in little if any penetration by rainwater and dry out very quickly.

StoneSet resin bound stone is ideal to replace any of any of the below older, compacted ‘loose fill’ or soil surfaces which are common across numerous shops and commercial strips in larger suburbs.

  • Deco Granite
  • Crusher dust
  • Road Base
  • Blue Stone
  • Crushed Rock

Underneath the StoneSet system for tree surrounds lies a base of low fines road base. For these public space tree-pits, StoneSet even incorporates higher level blend of fine cast sand to increase friction, making the paving material slip-resistant and extends the pathway/trafficked area of the footpath.

See more Tree Surrounds near You!

Enter your Suburb using the map (link above) to view the job profile webpage of StoneSet installed in your area. Resin bound stone is not one of the first things that comes to mind when councils are looking for Tree Surrounds or wastewater management strategies. You can read more detail on Tree Surrounds we’ve done and see photos of these projects here

If you would like more information on this particular Porous pavement project, please contact us on 1300 392 155 and quote the job reference number POT24713, we would be more than happy to discuss similarities in your Tree Surrounds project and we can fast track how StoneSet porous paving may suit your specific paving project.