Water sensitive urban design brochures

Summary information on water sensitive urban design and the associated infrastructure
Last updated: 11 July 2022

The department has published a series of brochures offering information on water sensitive urban design. Water sensitive urban design is an approach to the planning and design of urban environments that is 'sensitive' to the issues of water sustainability, resilience and environmental protection. The approach integrates the urban water cycle (including potable water, wastewater and stormwater) into built and natural landscapes to provide multiple benefits to society and the environment.

The brochures include information about the design and installation of water sensitive systems and will help those involved with water sensitive urban design in local governments, consultancies and developer companies, particularly managers and directors.  Each stormwater device brochure provides a summary of the main benefits, design factors and target pollutants, as well as photos and/or diagrams.