Check if your land is subject to flooding

You'll need to do this before council can grant you with a planning or building permit.

If you're building or renovating a property, your council will need to know whether it’s subject to flooding before they can grant you a planning or building permit.

If your land is subject to flooding, council will need our consent that you’re complying with our requirements before they issue the permit.

This is because all properties and developments must be designed so that buildings are protected from flood, and impact on neighbouring properties and risk to people in the event of a flood are minimised.

What you need to do

Find out if your land is subject to flooding

If you’re developing or renovating a property, we can advise whether your land is subject to flooding. We can also review any early plans you have, advise what amendments you may need to make, if you're in a flood prone area, and provide our consent for your development. This will save you time and effort if you need to apply to council for a permit.

Download and complete our request for advice form

Get our consent for a council planning permit

If your land is subject to flooding, council will need our consent before they will issue you with a planning permit. If council has referred you to us, find out how to get our consent for a council planning permit

Just need to know your flood level?

If you’re buying or selling a property and just need to know the property’s flood level, it’s easier to get your own flood level information

Contact us

If you need any help to complete this task, contact us on 131 722. 

land.development@melbournewater.com.au

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