CRCWSC’s IRP2 team, with funding body Water Sensitive SA, hosted a scoping workshop on 23rd   October 2018 in Adelaide to identify details for the IRP2 WP5.5 case study on urban rejuvenation of Salisbury East precinct. One of the aims of this project is to assess the intangible benefit of specific features associated with ‘good’ infills. Such features could include quality of streetscape, proximity to public open space, extent of council guidance in the design, etc.  The economic assessment will consider a variety of built form typologies, streetscape and public open space designs with different WSUD solutions at the allotment, street and precinct scales to determine the system and community wide benefits, and compare with the business as usual base case.  As part of this effort, IRP2 will conduct original studies to evaluate non-market values of WSUD, and assess the potential of benefit transfer to use existing non-market values data.

The workshop was attended by Mellissa Bradley (Water Sensitive SA), Sayed Ifterkhar and Maksym Polyakov (UWA), Beata Sochacka (UQ), Clint Watchman, Greg Ratsch, Hiroe Terao, Craig Johansen, Bruce Naumann (City of Salisbury) Greg Ingleton (SA Water), Jodi Davy (Renewal SA) and Martin Allen (SA Government).

There were three key presentations:

  • Sayed Iftekhar presented on the IRP2 project, giving an overview of the economic evaluation framework currently being developed, and an update on the case studies in place where the tools are currently being applied.
  • Beata   Sochacka presented on the IRP4 project, giving an overview of the framework being developed to understand infill impacts, design options and processes, and governance arrangements.
  • Clint Watchman presented on the urban rejuvenation project in Salisbury East Precinct.

As result of the discussion at this workshop, participants at the meeting identified two potential original studies to be undertaken by the IRP2 team:

  1. One possible study is to conduct an economic evaluation of a range of features of infill developments across the Adelaide metropolitan area,    using hedonic pricing methods   (i.e., house sale prices) to determine the value community attribute to different features of infill and impact of Local Councils involvement in infill planning and implementation. The data about infill projects implemented in past 10- years will be collected by Water Sensitive SA in collaboration with Local Councils. The sales data would be sourced by UWA researchers.
  2. Second possible original study would evaluate attributes of infill development   using Choice Experiment   by surveying residents across Adelaide Metropolitan Area. The attributes of infill designs to be valued would be identified in close collaboration with IRP4 team.

IRP2 team members are currently exploring the two possible options above.  Other action items from this workshop included developing up firm research questions, and agreeing on procedures and details for the data requirements and data management.

If you would like any further information about  this case study please contact  Tammie Harold at     or (08) 6488 5507.

Last updated: 27th Nov 2018