Water sensitive outcomes for infill developments

Developing a tested catalogue of typologies for new infill development.

Investigators

Partner organisation

  • Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities, Integrated Research Project 4 (IRP4)

Most major cities in Australia continued significant infill development over the coming decades. Without intervention, 'business as usual' is projected to have considerable influence on the hydrology, resource efficiency, liveability and amenity of these cities. This project aims to develop and apply a performance framework which understands the impacts of infill development, use case studies to create design options and processes as well as identifying improved governance options and arrangements.

The Case Studies are considering how infill development and densification can be achieved to provide improved amenity across the site and surrounding precinct while maintaining or improving hydrological performance. In addition, a Typologies Catalogue of local and international architectural precedents that can be applied in various combinations across the Case Studies is being developed. Each case study (and some of the catalogue examples) will undergo analysis, with the results informing the final proposals.