The Norman Creek integrated case study, a joint project with Brisbane City Council and led by our Queensland Regional Manager, Chris Tanner, has won a grant from the Queensland Water Modelling Network, to build capacity within the Queensland water modelling and use sector.

The funding will be used for stakeholder engagement activities that 'catalyse and accelerate the implementation of actions to address skill, knowledge and broader workforce development challenges across the sector'.

The CRCWSC will use the funds to run a collaborative workshop in October with key government, research and industry stakeholders. The project aims to create an infill urban development case study that fully quantifies the benefits and costs of a water sensitive cities approach, which can be then used to guide future designs, typologies and densities.

Under the Norman Creek case study, CRCWSC researchers and UQ PhD students are working closely with Brisbane City Council (BCC) to investigate new ways of delivering infill housing typologies in the Norman Creek catchment area. These typologies represent future housing designs, typologies and densities that better respond to climate change impacts such as increased urban heat and flood frequency, waterway health and population growth.

For the project, BCC is using the IRP4 performance evaluation framework, the IRP2 Value Tool and the BCA Tool to develop business cases, and the Scenario Tool to investigate different greening options. BCC also used Tuflow to evaluate the changes in stormwater overland flow impacts that resulted from implementing the proposed infill typologies.


You can read more about the Norman Creek integrated case study here.

The Norman Creek integrated case study is one of four integrated case studies  we’re working on which aim to:

  • demonstrate an integrated application of CRCWSC tools and how they can be used from vision to implementation of WSC solutions
  • build capacity of local partners to be able to use and apply CRCWSC tools and processes
  • generate broad buy-in and commitment for WSC solutions in regional and urban areas.

Congratulations to Chris Tanner on winning the grant from the Queensland Water Modelling Network. We look forward to bringing our readers the results of the October collaborative workshop for this important project.

For more information, contact Chris Tanner at

Last updated: 10th Nov 2020