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Rain Gardens Australia Pty Ltd is a specialist professional engineering company which was established in 2006 born out of Madeline and Pat’s zest to do the right thing by our environment and protect our waterways and bays.

Rain Gardens Australia is committed to doing the right thing. Doing the right thing by our employees, our clients, our society and the environment. This is at the core of how we conduct our business. We actively encourage the reduction of our ecological footprint and conservation of our natural resources. Our personal commitment to environmental sustainability includes working with others to remediate approx 150 Ha of rural land in central Victoria. Approximately 100kg of seeds of indigenous species has been sown over the last 10 years. It is estimated that this has resulted in more than 20,000 trees and shrubs currently growing in the remediation area so far.
Our experience encompasses a broad range of projects that have supported councils, developers and those needing general advice on stormwater drainage issues and construction techniques. Together Pat and Madeline have over 50 years’ experience to draw on. Their experience includes finding solutions to fit within all project constraints such as budget, difficult sites (space, grade etc) and can offer practical advice on physical aspects.
Pat Arundell – Director BEng (Honours) Pat Arundell cofounded Rain Gardens Australia in 2006 to focus on improving our environment through the implementation of stormwater harvesting and treatment. Pat has over 30 years’ experience in the private and public sectors. His experience includes practical experience in overcoming difficult site or project conditions with innovative approaches. Pat contributed to the preparation of training materials, put together by Clearwater, for Water Sensitive Urban Design. He has also been a judge for the State and National Stormwater Excellence Awards several times.
Madeline Laurenson – Principal BEng (Honours), M Commerce, FIEAust, CPEng, NPER (Environmental) Madeline Laurenson is a Principal at Rain Gardens Australia which she co-founded in 2006 to focus on improving our environment through various stormwater treatment initiatives. Through over 20 years working in research, public and private sectors Madeline has gained a wide appreciation for all aspects of business operations. Her broad experience allows her to understand issues from different stakeholder perspectives. Madeline believes that an all inclusive wholistic approach to design, construction and delivering projects provides the best outcomes for clients. Madeline contributed to the preparation of training materials, put together by Clearwater, for Water Sensitive Urban Design. She has presented papers at various conferences, been a judge many times for both the State and National Stormwater Excellence Awards and judge numerous times for the Victorian Engineering Excellence Awards.

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