We are innovators. We use clever design and engineering to build healthy, sustainable and liveable cities.
Biofilta began its journey designing and constructing stormwater harvesting systems in iconic locations around Melbourne such as Fitzroy Gardens, Birrarung Marr and the Melbourne's Main OutFall Sewer (MOS). These systems collect runoff rainwater in large underground tanks, pump the water through a series of physical and biological filters and then re-purposes the water for irrigation of parks and green spaces.
Now we have turned our focus to food.
Urban food systems are unsustainable. Food miles are becoming longer, food deserts are common, health outcomes are poor and we are being inundated with plastic waste. At Biofilta, we also believe that environmental literacy relies on participation in activities like food growing. That’s why we are making urban agriculture easier, more appealing and more sustainable. We have designed state of the art wicking garden systems to improve water-efficiency of urban agriculture, minimise labour requirements and make food growing accessible to all city dwellers. Combined with harvested rainwater and onsite composting, our wicking systems can turn food miles into metres, reduce cities’ waste output and make cities more food secure.
Marc manages all Biofilta projects. He works with clients to ensure that their vision comes to fruition and that they get the most environmental, economic and community benefit from their project. He also is the lead engineer for our stormwater and WSUD projects and he is an integral part of our product design and innovation team. Marc is a recognised expert in stormwater management and Water Sensitive Urban Design. Marc brings over 20 years of experience to the role having held senior positions at Melbourne Water, the Department of Sustainability and Environment and global engineering firm Cardno.
Brendan leads our design and innovation team. Biofilta is 1 of 3 businesses run by Brendan which is dedicated to integrated sustainable living. The Cape, sustainable property development in Cape Paterson, is setting industry standards for sustainable greenfield estates in Victoria with all houses achieving an above 8 energy rating. Australian Ecosystems, an environmental services company, has been rebuilding habitats, restoring ecosystems, building wetlands and constructing sustainable landscapes for over 20 years. Australian Ecosystem’s nursery has grown over 35 million plants for environmental projects across Victoria.
Tracy runs Biofilta’s warehouse in Bangholme. She is responsible for estimating project costs, processing sales and filling orders. Tracy is also responsible for office administration and financial reporting. Tracy has a wealth of office administration experience which she gained working for the Department of Human Services. Tracy’s organisation and diligence makes her a valuable asset for keeping up with the day-to-day running of the business.