The delivery of water sensitive urban design (WSUD) in Western Australia has come a long way since the gazettal of State Planning Policy 2.9: Water Resources in 2006 and the release of Better Urban Water Management in 2008 (WAPC, 2008). Although it is felt that many barriers to the delivery of WSUD have been addressed, it is likely that others have arisen, particularly in response to current economic conditions, the pandemic and new climate change predictions.
This report provides a summary of the outcomes of a series of interviews of senior development managers, consultant hydrologists and regulators in 2021. The interviews sought to identify and explore the barriers to the delivery of WSUD in a 2021-context from the perspectives of the development industry and regulators. The findings will be used to inform the New WAter Ways work program for 2022/2023.