The Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC) and Townsville City Council have partnered to deliver a workshop that explores the links between urban and water planning. It will ask if, and how, urban planning can make Townsville more resilient to droughts, floods and heat waves.

The workshop forms part of a larger research case study on urban planning. The workshop outcomes (i.e. new typologies) will be further developed, and the implications for urban and water planning further investigated, in subsequent project phases. For the case study to be successful, it requires bold new development approaches and typologies to be proposed.

Objectives and Outcomes
The objective of the workshop is to:

  • Help the research team understand the water challenges facing Townsville and how these impact or are influenced by urban development.
  • Characterise the water performance of historic and recent urban development typologies.
  • Co-develop new:
    • ideas for urban development typologies at densities and configurations relevant to Townsville
    • water servicing strategies that support these development configurations.

It will culminate in a presentation of the ideas, typologies and servicing strategies developed during the workshop.

If you would like any further information please contact Sylvia Tawfik at or (03) 9905 9766.

Last updated: 6th Jan 2020