Degree Name

Master of Engineering


School of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering


This study has the following aims: • to review current practice for OSD in Australia; • to analyse the impacts of OSD basins on stormwater management; • analyse the sensitivity of applying OSD with respect to scaling of models; • compare the use of normal discharge control versus the use of high-early discharge control for OSD; • compare the effectiveness of OSD basins with larger, regional type basins that serve a number of residential allotments in a community; and • investigate the impacts of imposing OSD in real catchments, including downstream effects.



Unless otherwise indicated, the views expressed in this thesis are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the University of Wollongong.