On 20 July, delegates of the 3rd Water Sensitive Cities Conference were excited to see on-ground waterwise excellence in the form of LandCorp’s White Gum Valley.

Setting a new standard for waterwise development in Western Australia, White Gum Valley includes a communal groundwater irrigation system, lot-scale rainwater harvesting, and demonstrates how to transform an infiltration basin into a sought-after public space with aesthetic value.

By bringing a “One Planet Living” concept to life, LandCorp and its collaborators, including the Department of Water,  Water Corporation,  Josh Byrne & Associates, the City  of Fremantle, and the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities, have seized the opportunity to try a new way of developing. The result includes homes that capture rainwater and use 60–70% less potable water than the average Perth household.

Josh Byrne, from Josh Byrne and Associates, explains White Gum Valley as “an amazing opportunity to showcase not only water design and technology innovation, but provide an opportunity for data collection and a shared learning exercise like no other.”

The CRC for Water Sensitive Cities is proud to communicate White Gum Valley demonstrations in one of our new Case Study report formats. For more information and the full report, visit the case study  page.