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 Mainstreaming Water Sensitive Practice program
• The Integrated Urban Systems program
• The People and Place program
• The Funding and Servicing 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 will apply for funding in the 21st CRC selection round, which is expected to open in June 2019:
• We will submit our stage 1 CRC bid in 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.
Join us as we strive to achieve our vision of transformative cities.
You can download an application form to join the Transformative Cities CRC here. You will need to specify the amount of your annual contribution to the CRC’s operations. Your contribution would normally be a combination of cash and in-kind.
We need to receive your application by 31 May 2019.
The Transformative Cities CRC will build on the success of the current CRC for Water Sensitive Cities.An independent assessment by EY shows achievements to date would yield a return on investment of over $5 for every dollar invested, when projected over 15 years from 2013.
Ernst and Young estimated the CRCWSC’s work has yielded at least AUD500 million of benefits, a 6:1 return on investment.