Pick My Project

              Pick My Project Biofilta has three urban farm projects in the running for the State Government’s Pick my Project program. Pick My Project is a Victorian-first community grants initiative, with at least $1 million in funding available in each metro and regional area of Victoria. The way it works[…]

Biofilta Goes Bigger Than Ever

Biofilta Goes Bigger Than Ever Following our recent Williams Landing MOS project, Biofilta’s latest stormwater project is nearing completion in Doncaster, Melbourne. This is our largest above ground bioretention planter to date and the numbers are huge: 850m2 planter treating an urban catchment around 50ha in size. Approximately 8,500 plants in 875m3 of our specialised[…]

Heritage Melbourne Infrastructure and Innovative Stormwater Harvesting

MOS Stormwater Harvesting, Williams Landing from Biofilta Pty Ltd on Vimeo. Biofilta along with a range of industry partners delivered an innovative stormwater harvesting system and community asset on top of Melbourne’s heritage listed Open Sewer. The Melbourne Open Sewer (MOS) was decommissioned in 1993 and a section in Williams Landing has been brought back[…]

How to Design and Integrate Sustainable Greenery into Facilities

How to Design and Integrate Sustainable Greenery into Facilities. Biofilta worked with the design team of Geelong’s new Simonds Stadium to integrate our Advanced Wicking Bed technology into several indoor feature gardens. What’s unique here is that our Foodwall tubs and wicking garden components were cleverly included in the interior design of the cabinetry. This enables[…]

BUILDING A BRIGHTER FOOD FUTURE WITH THE LAUNCH FOOD INNOVATORS

LAUNCH Food is a global open innovation program for innovators, entrepreneurs, or intrapreneurs with big ideas for improving health outcomes by enabling people to make healthy food choices.   After receiving 280 applications from 74 countries, the LAUNCH team was thrilled to announce that they have selected 12 LAUNCH Food Innovators including Biofilta! In partnership[…]

Foodwall on Channel 10 – The Home Team

Check out this fantastic story on Channel 10’s The Home Team featuring Foodwall as explained by Nick Rose, Executive Director of Sustain. Sustain works together with governments, the community-health sector, research institutions and other key food-system stakeholders across the public, private and community sectors to support the development of food systems that are fair, connected,[…]

Communal Urban Food for Townhouses

Apartments are springing up everywhere it seems and developers are keen to lure potential buyers with all sorts of sustainability claims. Few developments though have meaningful ways of sustaining residents with food due to the space and effort typically required. A new townhouse development in Ascot Vale, Melbourne, call St Leonards Road (http://stleonardsrd.com.au/) has combined[…]

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First harvest taken from The Cape Community Food Garden only 7 weeks after planting

The first harvest from The Cape (http://liveatthecape.com.au/) community garden has just been picked on the weekend, only 7 weeks after the garden was planted! A large volume of spinach, silver beet, kale, lettuces and bok-choy was collected and donated to The Community Meal initiative in Wonthaggi, a free meal provided every Monday night for between[…]

How have you bean?

How have you all bean? Our beans are going well actually! Check out the amazing broad beans growing in the Foodwall at the CEO’s home garden. Can’t wait to get into these. Because the Foodwall tubs provide constant optimal moisture from the bottom, the beans never get stressed and can reach their potential. We have[…]

Poetry in motion

Biofilta completed our latest install at Poets Garden, Elwood which saw the installation of a massive 14 metre, 3 tier Foodwall system. The existing garden is a wonderful community lead garden with raised beds. The raised beds take up a lot of area and only a certain amount are available for allocation to residents. The[…]

Rain Garden Rejuvenation

Biofilta recently completed a rain garden rejuvenation project for the City of Greater Geelong in Drysdale. The existing basin was completely overgrown with weeds, clogged and had design issues with short circuiting of flow, overflow causing erosion and no sediment collection. The team of Biofilta and Australian Ecosystems removed the existing material, replaced the media[…]

Look what just popped up

Stormwater treatment and urban food specialist, Biofilta Pty Ltd designed and installed a pop-up community garden in Davis Street, Kensington in 8 hours this week. The City of Melbourne has recognised that greening laneways with productive gardens is a great way to build communities and tackle the fact that Melbourne’s food bowl is shrinking at[…]

Biofilta is one of Melbourne’s Top 64 inventions…ever!

By embracing innovative design, Melbourne is pioneering sustainable city living with an expanding population. One of these innovations is being showcased on the world stage on the touring BlackBOX design exhibition. The system developed by Melbourne company Biofilta Pty Ltd, is helping to transform cities into water catchments.  Mr Marc Noyce, co-inventor and Biofilta CEO said “We are[…]

Smart Infrastructure in the World’s Most Liveable City

City of Melbourne and Biofilta featured in US Metropolis Mag Guide to the World’s Most Liveable Cities. “Some of Melbourne’s oldest open spaces are working hard beneath the surface, housing major water-harvesting infrastructure thanks to the City of Melbourne and Biofilta. Last February, one of the largest system—two underground tanks that hold a total of[…]

Foodwall as a Cool-wall

The brand new, cool looking Foodwall is has been used as a ‘Coolwall’ for Warrnambool Council. The Foodwall provides an attractive living green façade to the council building and also acts as a cooling screen for the glass brick wall of the Art Gallery. Foodwall can help reduce urban heat island effect by increasing green[…]

Townsville Recreational Boating Park, Queensland.

Biofilta has completed a stormwater harvesting, treatment and recirculation system for Townsville City Council at the Townsville Recreational Boating Park (TRBP). The Biofilta System was selected by the Townsville City Council due to its spatial efficiently reducing the required WSUD footprint from 3,200 sq. metres to an above ground footprint of only 360 sq. metres whilst meeting[…]