The Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC) was invited to develop a water sensitive city vision and transition strategy for Bendigo as part of its Integrated Research Project 1: Visions and Transition Strategies. The project aims to develop tools and processes for bringing city stakeholders together to create strategic alignment and partnerships for transitioning to their envisioned water sensitive future.

Bendigo is one of five case studies conducted as part of the Water Sensitive City Visions and  Transition Strategies project. These cases  collectively provide strategic insights about the agenda of transitioning to a water sensitive  Australian cities more broadly.

This report brings together the results of approximately 50 one-on-one interviews and 5 workshops  with industry, government, non government stakeholders, 3 workshops and 3 focus groups with  community participants, as well as analysis by the project team. Some examples of the evidence  accumulated in the form of quotes of participants or photographs of workshop outputs have been included throughout the report to support the presentation of findings.