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It’s time to stop tip-toe-ing around the issue of compliance and admit that there are times when what’s specified on paper doesn’t end up in reality. The point is, specs are written for a reason, and ignoring them comes at a cost. Here’s cautionary tale courtesy of John Christie, Director of Technical Services at the City of Melville, WA.

To set the scene John points out that establishing any planting in Perth takes experience and care given the tricky combo of prolonged periods of drought and increases in temperatures. On top of this, allocation of the ground water which helps green the city is no longer a certainty. John describes their overall approach. “We need to be smart about how we use and manage for the likely reductions”.


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