This synthesis report is the outcome of the Industry Partners Workshop held in March 2014 in Coogee, Sydney. All of the presentations and discussions were linked by a common theme: what is the business case for a water sensitive city?

The topic responds to a need to demonstrate the social and economic benefits of a water sensitive city. This report highlights that having a well-documented business case is not enough, and that in today’s decision-making environment it is important to present a compelling proposition and to enlist a stakeholder alliance that supports this as a priority.

This document is a guide for those who need to obtain approval for initiatives and polices that will contribute to a water sensitive city. The document is aimed at assisting users to frame and build support for their preferred option and provides a guide to making a business case succeed.