Tank Stream, Sydney

Sydney’s Tank Stream is significant in Australia’s colonial history, but is now buried in stormwater drains. It is one of many lost waterways around the world that have been buried beneath our urban areas. There are substantial economic, social and environmental benefits of daylighting these lost urban streams.

A new website developed by the University of Sheffield (UK) has been developed for practitioners, water managers, policy makers and anyone with an interest in river restoration and sustainable urban design. It is a resource of case studies from all over the world, collating information on the goals and outcomes of daylighting projects. This is helping to share knowledge and expertise across the world, connecting like-minded individuals, and demonstrating the benefits and challenges of daylighting urban streams.

Everyone is invited to browse the case study map and add new sites – even if they are only in the planning stage – and connect on Facebook.

Bruce Boyes