A project by the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities brought together 29 leading thinkers across water, planning, environment and development in Townsville in a series of 3 action research workshops. They considered the city’s long-term water
aspirations, benchmarked today’s water sensitive performance and explored strategic priorities for the short- to medium-term that will be important in pursuing their water sensitive city vision.

This report presents the key outputs of the project. Its purpose is to provide a framework for orienting and coordinating strategic action across the many different stakeholders who will need to collaborate for Townsville’s envisioned water future to be achieved. It is anticipated that this summary report can be used as a resource to inform the design and implementation of strategic and operational programs of action within Townsville City Council, departments of the Queensland and Australian Government and other organisations.