ECO 1+2 apartments were recently awarded a New South Wales Commendation for Environment in Landscape Architecture by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects. The two sites are located within Victoria Park, Zetland. Eco 1 comprises of four separate buildings arranged around a large common courtyard, while Eco 2 has three separate buildings arranged around a large common courtyard. The courts provide meeting spaces and relaxation areas for passive personal activities, in addition, the landscape acts as detention areas [biosink] for onsite storm water containment and infiltration. First flush roof water is sent directly to the central courtyard biosink, where it is directed into a sand soakage pit to infiltrate into the water table through wetland plantings. Clean roof water is transported to the courtyards’ retention tanks where it is stored for irrigation.