The Royce Aged Care

Aged Care Facility

Client:  Penrith Panthers Group
Status: Stage 1 Completed. Stage 2 Under Construction – Completion 2020

The “Bazooka Channel” forms a major component of Penrith City Council’s stormwater infrastructure and conveys flows from a large upstream catchment.  Flows enter into the existing “Bazooka” culvert system which runs under Mulgoa Road (at Jamison Road) and discharges to an open channel just inside the Panthers Precinct.  The channel then ultimately links up with Surveyors Creek.

As part of the overall Panthers Precinct, it was identified that upgrades were required upon the trunk pipe system to support development in the area.  These upgrade works included amplification of the system to include two (2) x 2.4m wide x 2.1m high box culverts and an online GPT for water quality control. Diversi prepared the detailed design of this system along with inspections during construction.

Given the Precinct is located within a Flood Zone, the apartments and courtyard levels were carefully designed to ensure that all floor levels are suitably elevated whilst also providing an emergency overland flowpath.

A perimeter wall was also carefully designed to provide additional flood protection from the nearby carpark.  A large grated inlet was then adopted to collect overland local flows from within the carpark through to the channel via a large 1050 – 1350mm pipe system.

Together these trunk stormwater works provide a major upgrade for the area and have successfully provided the necessary infrastructure to support one of the largest mixed-use developments within the Penrith local government area.