We have a plan to unlock the full potential of Australian cities and towns, to achieve these aspirations.

We will drive innovations in resilient infrastructure and communities
by harnessing technological breakthroughs and the power of engaged citizens to effectively plan
for and respond to climate change.

We will facilitate sustainable and efficient resource use
via circular economies that integrate water and other urban systems, particularly in waste,
transport, energy, housing, food and health.

We will unlock new partnerships for funding
to deliver the investment required to keep our cities among the world’s most liveable.


We put water at the centre of this plan.

We have developed four programs to address industry priorities and needs, each combining research and adoption activities:

• The Integrated Urban Systems program
• The People and Place program
• The Funding, Servicing and Regulation program
• The Scaling Innovation program.

And our collaborative place-based delivery model will deliver value from day 1. Take a look at our prospectus to find out more about our research and adoption programs and our delivery model.


To make this vision a reality, we have applied for funding in the 21st CRC selection round:

• We submitted our stage 1 CRC bid on 1 July 2019.
• If shortlisted, we will submit our stage 2 CRC bid in October/November 2019.
• We expect outcomes will be announced in March 2020.
• If successful, we expect funding and operations to commence in July 2020.

If you have any questions or want more information, please contact us:

Professor Tony Wong
CEO, CRC for Water Sensitive Cities
Email: transformativecities@crcwsc.com.au
Phone: 03 9902 4985