Water Sensitive Bendigo

Urban water

A healthy environment and safe, affordable and reliable water services are essential for people and the economy. Each city has its own needs and challenges, so benefits from locally designed solutions.

National focus

Bendigo has been selected as one of five Australian cities to be part of the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities’s first integrated research project. It is the only city where the community will be a core focus of engagement.

What we want to know

How does Bendigo perform against other cities in water sustainability? Where would Bendigo like to be in 50 years? What changes should Bendigo make to get there?

What's happening

Researchers are hearing from industry, government and the community about Bendigo. Ways to get involved include this interactive map, interviews with researchers, workshops and public showcases of the project.

About the project

Bendigo's case study

Each of the city transition strategies relies on the participation of key local stakeholders. But Bendigo is the only city that will engage community representatives to develop its transition strategy. Find out more about the project here.

Swamped MADA exhibit


Although workshops have begun and are fully subscribed, you are welcome to register if you would like to stay up-to-date with the project.


Tell us about your area

Use our interactive map to tell the research team about the water and environment issues in your area. What do you like? What don't you like? What can be improved?

Kennington Reservoir

Latest news

Our activities are starting to ramp up in Bendigo. See the latest happenings here.

Photo by Nik MacMillan on Unsplash

Meet the team

Our Melbourne-based team includes water, sustainability and engagement experts. Read their bios here.

Water and sustainability

The 'water sensitive city' is a concept that represents a range of practices that prioritise liveability, sustainability and resilience in the strategic planning, management and design of urban water institutions and infrastructure.

  • CRC for Water Sensitive Cities
  • Australian Government - Business - Cooperative Research Centres Programme
  • Monash University
  • Queensland University