With registrations open and excitement building for the third Water Sensitive Cities Conference, to be held in July 2017, a new half-day bus tour of innovative development will offer conference attendees first-hand insights into the innovative standards brought to life at the White Gum Valley precinct.

“One Planet Living” – living within the limits of the planet’s available natural resources – has been at the core of developing this 2.82 Ha precinct in the City of Fremantle. Water, energy, community, and biodiversity are all carefully considered. Landcorp has created living spaces and communal use areas that address the needs of the “middle density” dwellers, and the upcoming bus tour will let attendees reflect on four areas of the precinct: the public open space, a reengineered stormwater basin, Gen Y Housing and SHAC (affordable housing for artists and creatives by Access Housing), and the Moquet Vista verge tree and swale. Each area will be considered for its commitment to improved urban water management, reduced and fit-for-purpose water use, energy efficiency, strengthen community living, and enhanced biodiversity.

Sponsored by Landcorp, the bus tour is free with registration and will run from 9 am–12 pm on Thursday 20 July 2017. Just look out for the “Site-Tour” option when registering online for the conference and selecting your 20 July AM training session via https://watersensitivecities.org.au/content/wsc-conference-2017/