• Paid Event

Bringing Water into ESD

Monday 4th Jun 2018 1:00PM - 4:00PM

Monash University Law Chambers
555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000

Registrations are now closed


This seminar will explore the opportunities and challenges in applying / integrating Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) and Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) requirements to private and commercial developments in policy and practice. Presenters from councils with established ESD and WSUD policies will share insights on the capacity and limitations of existing practices to encourage developers to achieve compliance or reach for innovation.

During this seminar, you will hear about examples of medium density residential developments where the objectives of ESD / WSUD have aligned for integrated outcomes. Local Government presenters will highlight the ESD and WSUD tools / software currently being used by their councils. Please note this seminar is not a training session on planning assessment processes but an opportunity to share ideas and ask questions

Session Objectives:

This peer to peer learning seminar has been designed to:

  • facilitate knowledge across disciplines
  • explore possibilities for greater alignment / integration with ESD and WSUD processes and shared communication tools across councils
  • explore how to resource WSUD assessment processes additional to ESD
  • discuss developer incentives and pathways for improvement
  • build knowledge of best practice water innovation in ESD developments and provide tools and ideas to promote and enable innovation


This seminar will bring together practitioners from local government and urban water corporations and we encourage representatives at all stages of their ESD / WSUD journey to attend. This includes those directly involved in ESD, WSUD and Integrated Water Management and those indirectly involved through the strategic and statutory planning process.

This is also an opportunity for staff working on these issues who are not involved in the Council Alliance for a Sustainable Built Environment (CASBE) network to gain more insight into the current policy context. 

Note: If your organisation does not fall within one of these groups, please call Clearwater to discuss capacity building options. We plan to hold future development focussed events for a broader audience in future. 

Workshop presenters: 

Kathryn Skidmore - Moreland City Council
Jennifer Hocking - Moonee Valley Council
Euan Williamson - City of Yarra
Andrew Cooper - Yarra Ranges Council
Scott Willey - City of Port Phillip

Facilitator: Jamie Comley - J Comley Consulting


1:00pm - 1:30pm: Opportunity to network over hot drinks and light food before the event

1:30pm - 4:00pm: Seminar including presenters, panel discussion and facilitated audience discussion

Please join us for an optional and informal get together at the Slate Rooftop bar after the seminar. Drinks at bar prices.


30 May 2018


p: 9679 7711
e: info@clearwatervic.com.au