UrbanBEATS was initially developed within an Australian context. The model has since grown beyond Australia. Here are all the case studies that the model have been used to develop, test and apply the model to. Click on each case study for more information. Any shaded regions within the silhouettes represent sub-regions that were modelled as part of the case study.

(update 2021-04-07: individual case study pages are slowly being updated, for more info, about any case study, refer to the various publications)

Casey-Clyde Growth Area, VIC
Size: 53 km2
Located in Melbourne’s south-east, this growth area provided UrbanBEATS a test bed for integrated urban water supply planning. Specifically, we worked with linking the spatial representation of UrbanBEATS with water distribution networks from EPANET. Read more…
City of Kingston, VIC
Size: 92 km2
A local municipality in Melbourne which has innovated in the adoption of Blue Green Infrastructure. We used this case study to simulate algorithms for the uptake of Blue Green Infrastructure over time. Read more…
Dandenong Integrated Water Management (IWM) Forum, VIC
Size: 1,240 km2
One of the largest case studies tested in UrbanBEATS to date. The Dandenong IWM Forum covers a large area along the eastern coastline of Port Phillip Bay. This case study served as a demonstration of many of UrbanBEATS’ features. Read more…
Dandenong River Basin, VIC
Size: 882 km2
The Dandenong River basin covers a significant portion of Melbourne’s south-eastern suburbs. This case study is part of the Future Water project. We investigated both the Upper catchment and the main river basin. Read more…
George’s River Catchment, NSW
Size: 973 km2
The first Australian case study outside of Victoria, Australia. George’s River catchment is interested in understanding potential Blue Green Infrastructure solutions for meeting stormwater management targets. Read more…
Inner Melbourne, VIC
Size: 57 km2
Inner Melbourne is featured in a number of different projects, using either the entire area or one of its two municipalities: City of Melbourne or City of Port Phillip. Projects encompass planning of sewer infrastructure and urban microclimate. Read more…
Scotchmans Creek Catchment, VIC
Size: 10 km2
This was UrbanBEATS’ first case study, a small catchment located in Melbourne’s south-eastern suburbs with known challenges in stormwater pollution and urban flooding. The catchment was used to test many UrbanBEATS’ early algorithms. Read more…
Toolern Precinct, VIC
Size: 23 km2
The Toolern precinct is located in Melbourne’s west and is a newly planned development that was used to validate UrbanBEATS’ algorithms using the developed master plan and Blue Green Infrastructure scheme. Read more…
Troups Creek Catchment, VIC
Size: 13 km2
Located in Melbourne’s east, this small catchment supported the validation of UrbanBEATS’ spatial representation algorithms and a research project linking it to the Model for Urban Stormwater Improvement Conceptualisation (MUSIC). Read more…
Wangaratta, VIC
Size: 222 km2
Wangaratta is the first of a planned effort to investigate the future-proofing of small towns across Victoria, Australia. We look into various aspects around the current and potential future state of the Rural City of Wangaratta. Read more…
Wyndham North Precincts, VIC
Size: 78 km2
Comprising three major catchments and four new developments in Melbourne’s west, the Wyndham North precincts case study was used as part of ongoing development on various aspects of the model (e.g., multi-objective planning, dynamics). Read more…
Yarra Estuary Catchment, VIC
Size: 65 km2
Represented the litmus test for UrbanBEATS’ urban planning module. The Yarra Estuary Catchment contains Melbourne’s CBD and a rich history of urban development and water management with the major waterway, the Yarra River flowing through it. Read more…