Bioretention analysis


We hope everyone is staying safe during the current situation with the COVID-19 lockdown and taking care of friends and family.

We are currently developing additional tools to support the design and assessment of bioretention assets and potential soil moisture conditions for healthy plant growth. We anticipate that these will be available in the coming weeks.

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Internet explorer


Some of you may have received an error running MUSIC Audits using Internet Explorer. We are looking into this issue. The MUSIC Auditor will run as usual with either Chrome or Firefox so we recommend using these browsers in the interim.

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year


Hello everyone,
Welcome back for 2019, we hope you all had a safe and enjoyable break over Christmas and the new year.

It is business as usual at Microburst but as some of you would be aware there are some big changes in the works within our industry that will affect the planning and design of WSUD.

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Technical issues


Hi everyone,
Some of you may have had difficulty accessing and using the MUSIC Auditor web service recently. We have addressed the critical issues and are working to ensure all the services are fully functional. We apologise for any inconvenience the recent disruptions may have caused. If you have any enquiries, please contact us through our email listed in the about page.



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New WSUD Audit Guidelines

Conducting a wetland audit - WSUD Audit Guideline Training

The Draft WSUD Audit Guidelines are now available for use and review by industry.
The guidelines will assist Councils and authorities in their efforts to audit and effectively maintain WSUD assets. The guidelines have been prepared by E2Designlab as part of a Stormwater Victoria and Melbourne Water partnership.

The guideline describes how to undertake audits of WSUD assets to determine their condition and identify maintenance and renewal requirements. It also sets out the context within which audits occur. The guideline describes the following:

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MUSIC Auditor updated for new Melbourne Water MUSIC Guidelines


Melbourne Water have released new MUSIC Guidelines and the MUSIC Auditor has now been updated to support these.

Users can now choose between the 2010 and 2016 Melbourne Water MUSIC Guidelines when submitting a summary report file for auditing.

The new guidelines introduce a range of updates including soil parameters, rainfall templates and other changes.

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Update to residence time calculations


We've made some improvements to the algorithm that calculates wetland residence time as of 4/10/2015. This slightly improves accuracy for marginal cases. For most models there will be no observable change although some will see an increase or decrease in residence time of one day. A residence time with a fractional day is now reported if the residence time falls between percentiles with different residence times.

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