Blue + Green = Liveability

Water Services Association of Australia

16/10/2019

The Water Services Association of Australia's (WSAA) recent publication Blue + Green = Liveability promotes planning for green and blue infrastructure to unlock improved liveability outcomes.

The report cites the commitment in the water industry to taking action and calls on Australian and New Zealand governments on all levels to collaborate by take leadership to enable green and blue infrastructure to deliver liveability outcomes for cities and regions by:

  • Harnessing the full water cycle with all water supply options on the table and by coordinating the incorporation of stormwater
  • Integrating our approach to planning
  • Implementing an effective framework for measuring health and liveability benefits
  • Creating new funding and financing models for green and blue infrastructure as social infrastructure.