Water Sensitive SA

Priority project 02: Life cycle cost analysis

Priority project 02: Life cycle cost analysis

Objective Provide a financial planning resource for use by councils in preparing estimates and budgets based on whole of life cycle costs for a range of WSUD assets
Deliverables Document the costs associated with implementing capital works and retrofit WSUD assets from planning and design through to construction and maintenance, including a suite of development scenarios across a range of scales. Asset types to be included: wetlands, sedimentation basins, on-street raingarden, bioretention basin, tree pits, grassed swale and buffer strip, gross pollutant traps, infiltration systems and third pipe recycled water schemes
Inputs The project will draw upon existing work by Melbourne Water (Water Sensitive Urban Design Life Cycle Costing – Data Analysis Report, 2013) and others
Delivery method Consultancy, overseen by Water Sensitive SA technical working group
Service provider Pending request for quotation
Project completion date Subject to funding
Potential delivery partners CRC for Water Sensitive Cities, Goyder Institute for Water Research, AWRCoE Green Infrastructure Project, IPWEA, Local Government Asset Managers Network, and interstate WSUD capacity building programs
Target audience Policy makers, Minister, SA parliament, Councils

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