Winner Division C – Overall Winner
Illawarra Shoalhaven enabling water sensitive communities.
The Illawarra Shoalhaven Joint Organisation collaborated with Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama and Shoalhaven councils to increase the uptake and success of Water Sensitive Urban Design.
Designing in a water sensitive way reduces the pressure development is placing on river catchments and coastal lagoons, while improving liveability and mitigating urban heat.
Key resources created include a regional framework and a water sensitive model Development Control Plan.
Water Sensitive Urban Design by ISJO, took out the 2022 LGNSW Excellence in the Environment Awards.