Research and industry experience from across Australia consistently identifies the need for comprehensive and accurate lifecycle cost information for water sensitive solutions. In part, this call for better information on costs is to counter the persistent perception that maintenance costs for water sensitive solutions are a significant barrier to their widespread adoption.
To address this issue, Water Sensitive Cities Australia is working with partners around Australia to support better understanding and estimation of costs at each stage of the asset lifecycle:
- strategic planning
- financing and approvals
- design and procurement
- construction and establishment
- asset handover
- asset management, operations and maintenance
- asset renewal/decommissioning.