Brisbane City Council
Brisbane City Council’s WaterSmart Strategy is a guide for how the vision ‘to support the liveability of Brisbane by managing water sustainably’ can be delivered. The E2D team has assisted Brisbane City Council to deliver the WaterSmart Strategy through a number of WaterSmart Futures Projects in the past.
These projects included:
- Development of effective communication material to bring the words and statements written within the Strategy to life through a series of visualisations which provide a representation of how the city may look
- Identification of current and future IWCM opportunities to assist Council in achieving their WaterSmart City Strategy. These IWCM opportunities respond to the local context include alternative water sources, stormwater harvesting, waterway health enhancement, water sensitive urban design, waterway characterisation and flood management.
- Norman Creek 2012-2031 Project which involved the development of a Vision and Concept Plan, followed by a Master Plan which set the direction for the transformation Norman Creek into a WaterSmart catchment.
- Recent development of a Decision Support System (DSS) to ensure integrated WaterSmart outcomes are achieved across Brisbane which delivers multiple outcomes in a cost-effective manner. The DSS provides a framework which collates relevant mapping layers, planning documents and key considerations to provide relevant information required to identify and prioritise projects, at pre-feasibility stage, which deliver WaterSmart outcomes. This process allows for transparency and accountability, while retaining flexibility in the planning and design process.
Water Sensitive City Outcomes:
- integrated urban design and planning
- integrated water management
- strategic planning