Enabling Structures

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Enabling water sensitive urban development: planning and governance opportunities for Perth

Summary This report documents the outcomes of the final stage of the Brabham Action Learning Partnership, a research initiative of the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities and key Western Australian government and industry partners (see the companion report,  Brabham Action…
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  • Date Published: 7th Apr 2020

Brabham Action Learning Partnership: Case report

Summary This report documents the outcomes of the first two stages of the Brabham Action Learning Partnership, a research initiative of the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities and key Western Australian government and industry partners. After describing the case objectives…
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  • Date Published: 7th Apr 2020

Urban water metabolism information for planning water sensitive city-regions

Abstract Climate change and growing populations will stretch water resources in many city-regions globally, and urbanisation will continue to degrade water quality and upset natural hydrological flows. These pressures call for alternative urban water management approaches with improved connection with…
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  • Date Published: 4th Feb 2020

A behavioral rebound effect

Abstract Pro-environmental behaviors are an important avenue for mitigating environmental impacts. Technological improvements are also a vital tool for reducing environmental damage from consumption. However, their benefits are partially offset by the direct rebound effect, whereby a consumer rationally responds…
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  • Date Published: 4th Feb 2020

Economic value of Urban Heat Island (UHI) mitigation: a case study.

Introduction The UHI effect can be mitigated by applying elements of WSUD, for example, lining large trees along suburban streets, irrigating public open space with fit-for-purpose water, and restoring wetlands. Increasingly, there are more investments in urban greening. These investments…
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  • Date Published: 3rd Feb 2020

Subiaco Strategic Resource Precinct Case Study: Non-Market Valuation of Recycled Water – Final Report

Abstract This study explored the possible role of recycled water in transforming Subiaco Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) into a Strategic Resource Precinct (SRP). Subiaco WWTP is one of the largest treatment plants in Western Australia, currently servicing a catchment of…
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  • Date Published: 3rd Feb 2020

Ideas for Ocean Reef Marina

About this document This document is the main output from a workshop that imagines a water sensitive future for the Ocean Reef Marina in Perth (WA). The Ideas for Ocean Reef Marina assists DevelopmentWA as the developer to consider: •…
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  • Date Published: 21st Nov 2019

Assessment of non-market benefits of WSUD for a residential development: a case study

Introduction Water sensitive urban design (WSUD) is an approach for planning and designing urban environments that are sensitive to water sustainability, resilience, and environmental protection. Elements of WSUD investments, such as constructed wetlands and living streams, could provide many intangible…
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  • Date Published: 19th Nov 2019

Ideas for Sydenham to Bankstown, Workshop One: The Corridor

About this document This document summarises the key outcomes of a workshop held on 5th and 6th of September 2018 with the agencies who are planning water services and infrastructure for the Sydenham to Bankstown growth corridor. This first workshop…
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  • Date Published: 24th Oct 2019

Ideas for Sydenham to Bankstown, Workshop Two: Precinct Case Studies, May 2019

About this document This document is part of a series of workshop outputs that imagine a water sensitive future for the Sydenham to Bankstown Corridor in Sydney (NSW). This document demonstrates how corridor level planning principles can be grounded in…
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  • Date Published: 24th Oct 2019

Ideas for Sydenham to Bankstown, Workshop Three: Corridor Planning Principles

About this document This document is the final in a series of workshop outputs that imagine a water sensitive future for the Sydenham to Bankstown Corridor in Sydney (NSW). This document reviews and refines the draft planning principles that were…
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  • Date Published: 24th Oct 2019

Sydenham to Bankstown Urban Renewal Corridor, On Ground Opportunities

Outline Welcome Workshop 2 - Recap On-ground challenges, opportunities, solutions Revisit Principals Next Steps
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  • Date Published: 24th Oct 2019

Ideas for the Liverpool Collaboration Area

About this document Water is a key enabler of a more liveable and resilient Liverpool. This project focuses on these water cycle opportunities. It builds upon the Liverpool Place Strategy and the existing collaborative networks of stakeholders who comprise the…
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  • Date Published: 17th Oct 2019

Ideas for a Water Sensitive Sydenham to Bankstown Urban Renewal Corridor

Summary The research synthesis project was led by the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC) who, in conjunction with experienced researchers and practitioners from the government and industry, undertook an innovative and collaborative co-design process to promote water sensitive outcomes…
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  • Date Published: 30th Sep 2019

Linking greenspace frameworks to delivery of water sensitive cities

Overview Legacies from past land use and water infrastructure planning decisions have greatly altered hydrological functions of urban areas. In some areas, this has reduced areas of green open space to small fragments that are geographically disconnected from each other.…
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  • Date Published: 4th Sep 2019

Vision and Transition Strategy for a Water Sensitive Greater Perth – Implementation Plan 2019-2021

Introduction This Implementation Plan has been developed by the Perth Water Sensitive Transition Network with assistance from the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC). It outlines the actions and ideas the Water Sensitive Transition Network believe are important…
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  • Date Published: 29th Aug 2019
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