Executive Summary

This report documents an integrated assessment of greyfield development scenarios for an urban precinct. We used a suburban precinct of approximately 1,900 residents (2019) in the City of Salisbury (Greater Adelaide, South Australia) to identify, quantify and mitigate the adverse effects of infill development on water, urban heat and architectural space quality.

Specifically, this report demonstrates an application of the Infill Performance Evaluation Framework to first understand the context-specific water-related and urban heat impacts and, second, to test how water sensitive design typologies and water servicing variables can improve the performance of the urban precinct in terms of liveability, water security, and resilience. It should be read in conjunction with the Infill Performance Evaluation Framework and the Infill Typologies Catalogue. We developed a second case study for an urban precinct in Western Australia, Knutsford case study, which used the same Site-scale Urban Water Mass Balance Assessment Tool (SUWMBA) and methodology as this case study. Learnings from both case studies are integrated in the Water sensitive outcomes for infill development final report.

Last updated: 9th Nov 2020