Amendments list

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Amendment date and number Type Description
24-Mar-2017 Amendment 1816
Contribution Rates Ordish Road North DSS (0201), Section Road DSS (4350) and Strathaird Park DSS (8017) have been reviewed and no change has been made to their contribution rates.
24-Mar-2017 Amendment 1815
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Ordish Road South DSS (0508), Rockleigh Park DSS (0518), Glasscocks Road West DSS (0706), Braeside South DSS (1128), Officer DSS (1315), Cardinia Industrial DSS (1510), Balfour Road DSS (2640), Sayers Drain DSS (4072), Steele Creek DSS (4230), Upper Brodies Creek DSS (4381), Upper Hendersons Creek DSS (4532), Collard Drive DSS (4642), Brookville Drive DSS (6502) and New Gisborne DSS (6985) have increased and are effective in two months.
17-Mar-2017 Amendment 1814
Scheme Maps The boundaries between Woodstock DSS (4560), Woodstock West DSS (4566) and Lockerbie East DSS (6508) have been changed to more accurately reflect the catchment areas. Langley Park Drive DSS (6503) has been merged into Lockerbie East DSS (6508), and the northern boundary of Lockerbie East DSS has been changed to more accurately reflect the catchment area. The boundary between High Street Melton DSS (4174) and Kororoit Creek Upper DSS (4140) has been changed significantly to meet newly identified drainage requirements within the two schemes.
3-Mar-2017 Amendment 1813
Technical Guidelines Following consultation with the Association of Land Development Engineers, Melbourne Water has created new Standard Drawings for the design and construction of Pipelines and Structures, Wetlands and Waterways. The Pipeline and Structure Standard Drawings watermarked 'superseded' will remain on the Planning & Building site for a period of time to allow projects with Detailed Design acceptance or are in the Construction phase to reach completion. Please refer to the new Standard Drawings when designing and constructing assets for Melbourne Water. Michael Flanagan can be contacted on 9679 7517 should you have any queries.
3-Mar-2017 Amendment 1812
Technical Guidelines Following consultation with the Association of Land Development Engineers, Melbourne Water has created new Standard Drawings for the design and construction of Pipelines and Structures, Wetlands and Waterways. The Pipeline and Structure Standard Drawings watermarked 'superseded' will remain on the Planning & Building site for a period of time to allow projects with Detailed Design acceptance or are in the Construction phase to reach completion. Please refer to the new Standard Drawings when designing and constructing assets for Melbourne Water. Michael Flanagan can be contacted on 9679 7517 should you have any queries.
2-Mar-2017 Amendment 1811
Technical Guidelines Following consultation with the Association of Land Development Engineers, Melbourne Water has created new Standard Drawings for the design and construction of Pipelines and Structures, Wetlands and Waterways. The Pipeline and Structure Standard Drawings watermarked 'superseded' will remain on the Planning & Building site for a period of time to allow projects with Detailed Design acceptance or which are in the Construction phase to reach completion. Please refer to the new Standard Drawings when designing and constructing assets for Melbourne Water. Michael Flanagan can be contacted on 9679 7517 should you have any queries.
20-Dec-2016 Amendment 1810
Scheme Maps The boundary of Ryan Road DSS (1609) has been changed to more accurately reflect the catchment area.
9-Nov-2016 Amendment 1809
Contribution Rates Gartsides North DSS (1111) and Kalkallo Township DSS (6553) have been reviewed and no change has been made to their contribution rates.
9-Nov-2016 Amendment 1808
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Cherry Creek DSS (4101), Taylors Hill West DSS (4150), Iramoo Circuit DSS (4172), Shogaki Drive DSS (4173), Brodies Creek DSS (4365), Aitken Creek DSS (4480), Laurimar DSS (6001), Lockerbie DSS (6500), Taylors Creek East DSS (6529), Quandong Park DSS (7730), Hogans Road DSS (8090), Abey Road DSS (8226), Melton South DSS (8229) and Masons Lane DSS (8504) have increased and are effective in two months.
9-Nov-2016 Amendment 1807
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Hallam South DSS (0602), Berwick South DSS (0615), Ti-Tree Creek DSS (0619), Lyndhurst North DSS (0705), Cranbourne West DSS (0707), Upper Carrum Downs DSS (1209), Kings Creek DSS (2231), Crib Point DSS (2251), Botanic Ridge DSS (2352), Bunyip West DSS (2883), Shillinglaw Road DSS (2982), Thompsons Drain DSS (3076), Woods Road DSS (4069), Forsyth Road Drain DSS (4077) and Kayes Drain DSS (4090) have increased and are effective in two months.
18-Oct-2016 Amendment 808
Contribution Rates This is part 2 of a 2 part amendment. The contribution rates for all 'inactive' schemes in economic deficit have been increased by an annual CPI rise of 1.3283% in line with Melbourne Water policy. This rate rise will be effective in two months. An 'inactive' scheme is defined as one where development is 90% complete or greater. Schemes in this category are no longer subjected to financial reviews, as seeking full cost-recovery could create significant cross-subsidy burdens on remaining developers through escalated prices on a small number of land owners. Contribution rates are instead increased by CPI annually for schemes in economic deficit, and fixed for those in economic surplus, until such time as the schemes are considered 'complete'. Schemes with increases are: Lyndhurst South DSS (0704) Lysterfield West DSS (0802) Manuka Road DSS (1301) Narre Warren Township DSS (0611) O'Sheas Road DSS (0614) Pakenham Creek DSS (1602) Potts Road West DSS (1222) Princes Domain DSS (0601) Tarneit Creek DSS (4079) Troups Creek East Branch DSS (0610) Troups Creek West Branch DSS (0606) Upper Bungalook Creek DSS (0404) Valley Road DSS (1231) Vermont South DSS (0312)
18-Oct-2016 Amendment 807
Contribution Rates This is part 1 of a 2 part amendment. The contribution rates for all 'inactive' schemes in economic deficit have been increased by an annual CPI rise of 1.3283% in line with Melbourne Water policy. This rate rise will be effective in two months. An 'inactive' scheme is defined as one where development is 90% complete or greater. Schemes in this category are no longer subjected to financial reviews, as seeking full cost-recovery could create significant cross-subsidy burdens on remaining developers through escalated prices on a small number of land owners. Contribution rates are instead increased by CPI annually for schemes in economic deficit, and fixed for those in economic surplus, until such time as the schemes are considered 'complete'. Schemes with increases are: Ballarto Road DSS (1202) Baxter West DSS (2323) Berwick Township DSS (0616) Black Flat Road DSS (6071) Broad Gully DSS (4653) Carrum Lowlands DSS (1101) Derrimut DSS (4100) Eastern Drain DSS (1603) Edithvale Road DSS (1110) Golf Links Road DSS (0629) Hallam North Road DSS (0501) Homestead Road DSS (0613) Kennedy Creek DSS (1604) Koomba Road DSS (0314) Langwarrin DSS (1204)
13-Oct-2016 Amendment 806
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Junction Village North DSS (2365) have increased and are effective in two months.
6-Oct-2016 Amendment 805
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Clyde Creek DSS (2370) have increased and are effective in two months.
3-Oct-2016 Amendment 804
Policies Melbourne Water wishes to advise that our Stormwater Quality Offset Contributions process has changed. Please see the following links to the new Stormwater Quality Offset Contribution Form and fact sheet for more information.
28-Sep-2016 Amendment 803
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Dry Creek DSS (4621), Donnybrook East DSS (6509), Beveridge East DSS (6513), Central Creek DSS (6851), Spring Plains Road DSS (8018) and Exford Road DSS (8230) have increased and are effective in two months. Edgars Creek DSS (4440), Harpers Creek DSS (6814), Black Forest Road DSS (7720), Davis Creek East DSS (8015) and Point Cook DSS (8075) have been reviewed and no change has been made to their contribution rates.
28-Sep-2016 Amendment 802
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Colemans Road DSS (0705A), Glasscocks Road DSS (0710), Lower Carrum Downs DSS (1208), Pakenham West DSS (1507), Deep Creek South DSS (1601), Junction Village South DSS (2363), King Parrot Creek DSS (2912), Dohertys Drain DSS (4088), Burgess Street DSS (4115), Leakes Road DSS (4168) and Amaroo Road DSS (4495) have increased and are effective in two months.
28-Sep-2016 Amendment 801
Contribution Rates Preliminary rates for McCormacks Road DSS (1317) have been approved and are effective in two months. Revised preliminary contribution rates for Kalkallo Creek DSS (6550) and Davis Creek DSS (8010) have been approved and are effective in two months. Craigieburn East DSS (4492) has been converted to a drainage strategy in consultation with the owners of the remaining developable land. No contribution rates will apply within the strategy boundaries, and no reimbursements for works will be applicable. This change is effective immediately.
28-Sep-2016 Amendment 800
Scheme Maps The boundaries between Beveridge East DSS (6513) and Kalkallo Creek DSS (6550) and between Werribee River Lower DSS (8001) and Davis Creek DSS (8010) have been changed to more accurately reflect the catchment areas.
6-Jul-2016 Amendment 799
Policies When delivering complex assets such as retarding basins and wetlands, Melbourne Water may now require you to create an operation plan for the asset. If this is required, it will be specified as a requirement in the works offer, and will need to be prepared in conjunction with the maintenance agreement. More information is available on the Planning & Building website. You’ll also find available an example plan and templates that will assist you with the preparation of an operation plan.
28-Jun-2016 Amendment 798
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Keysborough South DSS (1115) and Langwarrin South DSS (2331) have increased and are effective in two months.
27-Jun-2016 Amendment 797
Contribution Rates Diggers Rest West DSS (4183) has been reviewed and no change has been made to its contribution rates.
20-Jun-2016 Amendment 796
Contribution Rates Rockbank Township DSS (4179) is a new Greenfield scheme in the City of Melton. Preliminary rates apply in this scheme immediately. Final rates for Ballan North West DSS (8101), Gillespies Lane DSS (8145) and Ballan South West DSS (8146) have been approved and are effective in two months. Preliminary rates for Yuroke Creek DSS (4360) have been approved and are effective immediately.
16-Jun-2016 Amendment 795
Scheme Maps Lincoln Heath Strategy (8077) is a new drainage strategy in the City of Wyndham. This strategy has been developed in consultation with the owners of the developable land. No contribution rates will apply within this strategy boundary, and no reimbursements for works will be applicable. This strategy is effective immediately.
3-Jun-2016 Amendment 794
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Cardinia Road Drain DSS (1502), Wollahra Rise DSS (8009) and Ferris Road DSS (8228) have increased and are effective in two months.
12-May-2016 Amendment 793
Contribution Rates McNamara Road DSS (2855), Cook Drain DSS (3061), Skeleton Creek East DSS (4073) and Werribee West DSS (7716) have been reviewed and no change has been made to their contribution rates.
12-May-2016 Amendment 792
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Kinlora DSS (2326), Steele Creek DSS (4230), Mernda North DSS (6004), Taylors Creek DS (6531), Donnybrook DSS (6551), New Gisborne DSS (6985), Pedder Street Drain DSS (7726) and Strathaird Park DSS (8017) have increased and are effective in two months.
6-May-2016 Amendment 791
Scheme Maps The boundaries between Dore Road DSS (1606), Ryan Road DSS (1609) and Hancocks Creek DSS (1610) have been changed to more accurately reflect the catchment areas.
28-Apr-2016 Amendment 790
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Mernda Central DSS (4635) have increased and are effective in two months.
6-Apr-2016 Amendment 789
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Glasscocks Road West DSS (0706) and Section Road DSS (4350) have increased and are effective in two months.
11-Mar-2016 Amendment 788
Contribution Rates Devon Park DSS (6827) is a new Greenfield scheme in the City of Hume. Interim rates apply in this scheme immediately. Final rates for Casey Fields South DSS (2364), Wattletree Road DSS (2854) and King Parrot Creek South DSS (2991) have been approved and are effective in two months.
10-Mar-2016 Amendment 787
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Roxburgh Park DSS (4478), Gorge Road DSS (4615) and Alfred Road DSS (7701) have increased and are effective in two months.
8-Mar-2016 Amendment 786
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Ordish Road South DSS (0508), Cardinia Industrial DSS (1510), Wiltonvale Creek DSS (4622) and Collard Drive DSS (4642) have increased and are effective in two months. Brookville Drive DSS (6502) has been reviewed and no change has been made to its contribution rates.
22-Feb-2016 Amendment 785
Contribution Rates Daameeli DSS (6342) is a new Greenfield scheme in the City of Hume. Interim rates apply in this scheme immediately.
22-Feb-2016 Amendment 784
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Perry Road DSS (1140) and Rockleigh Park DSS (0518) have increased and are effective in two months.
19-Feb-2016 Amendment 783
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Braeside South DSS (1128) have increased and are effective in two months.
3-Feb-2016 Amendment 782
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Ordish Road North DSS (0201) have increased and are effective in two months.
7-Jan-2016 Amendment 781
Scheme Maps The boundary of Kalkallo Creek DSS (6550) has been changed to more accurately reflect the catchment area.
4-Jan-2016 Amendment 780
Contribution Rates Final rates for Colbert Creek DSS (3842) have been approved and are effective in two months.
18-Dec-2015 Amendment 779
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Koo Wee Rup DSS (3821) have increased and are effective in two months.
11-Dec-2015 Amendment 778
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Hallam South DSS (0602) have increased and are effective in two months.
30-Nov-2015 Amendment 777
Contribution Rates The boundary between Neale Road DSS (4144) and Deanside Drive DSS (4169) has been changed to more accurately reflect the catchment areas.
12-Nov-2015 Amendment 776
Contribution Rates Final rates for Balfour Road DSS (2640) have been approved and are effective in two months.
12-Nov-2015 Amendment 775
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Cranbourne West DSS (0707), Clyde North DSS (1310), Sayers Drain DSS (4072), Greenvale West DSS (4380), Harpers Creek DSS (6814), Hogans Road DSS (8090) and Davis Creek East DSS (8015) have increased and are effective in two months.
10-Nov-2015 Amendment 774
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Abey Road DSS (8226) have increased and are effective in two months.
6-Nov-2015 Amendment 773
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Hallam Valley DSS (0608) and Upper Carrum Downs DSS (1209) have increased and are effective in two months.
27-Oct-2015 Amendment 772
Scheme Maps The boundaries between Sinclairs Road DSS (4106) and Olive Grove DSS (4142) have been changed to more accurately reflect their catchment areas. The boundaries between Woodstock DSS (4560), Woodstock West DSS (4566), Langley Park Drive DSS (6503) and Lockerbie East DSS (6508) have been changed to more accurately reflect their catchment areas. Gellibrand Hill Strategy (4358) has been closed as it has been determined the catchment will be managed by the City of Hume through its standard land development processes.
20-Oct-2015 Amendment 771
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Lyndhurst North DSS (0705), Potts Road West DSS (1222), Skeleton Creek South DSS (4070), Forsyth Road Drain DSS (4077) and Black Forest Road DSS (7720) have increased and are effective in two months.
19-Oct-2015 Amendment 770
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Lyndhurst DSS (0711) have increased and are effective in two months.
19-Oct-2015 Amendment 769
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for McGregor Road DSS (1501), Baxter East DSS (2324) and Laurimar DSS (6001) have increased and are effective in two months.
17-Sep-2015 Amendment 768
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Dry Creek DSS (4621) have increased and are effective in two months.
29-Aug-2015 Amendment 767
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Pakenham West DSS (1507), Shogaki Drive DSS (4173), Findon Creek DSS (4535) and Point Cook DSS (8075) have increased and are effective in two months.
28-Aug-2015 Amendment 766
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Colemans Road DSS (0705A), Warringine Creek DSS (2221), Taylors Creek East DSS (6529) and Central Creek DSS (6851) have increased and are effective in two months.
25-Aug-2015 Amendment 765
Contribution Rates Hoppers Lane DSS (8072) is a new Greenfield scheme in the City of Wyndham that has been created from part of the existing East Werribee DSS (8070). Preliminary rates have been approved for Hoppers Lane DSS (8072) and are effective immediately.
25-Aug-2015 Amendment 764
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Officer DSS (1315), Botanic Ridge DSS (2352), Collison Road DSS (2371), Bunyip West DSS (2883), Cherry Creek DSS (4101), Amaroo Road DSS (4495), Upper Hendersons Creek DSS (4532), Broad Gully DSS (4653), Lockerbie DSS (6500), Donnybrook East DSS (6509), Quandong Park DSS (7730) and Exford Road DSS (8230) have increased and are effective in two months. Attwood Creek DSS (4352) and Masons Lane DSS (8504) have been reviewed and no change has been made to their contribution rates.
20-Aug-2015 Amendment 763
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Kalkallo Township DSS (6553) have increased and are effective in two months. McNamara Road DSS (2855) has been reviewed and no change has been made to its contribution rates.
19-Aug-2015 Amendment 762
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Gomms Road DSS (2327) have increased and are effective in two months.
17-Aug-2015 Amendment 761
Forms The Standard Drawings for the new Constructed Wetlands Manual are now available on our Planning & Building website. Please refer to these when designing and constructing new wetland assets for Melbourne Water. Please contact Luis Correia on 9679 6876 if you have any queries.
17-Aug-2015 Amendment 760
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Laverton Creek DSS (4080) have increased and are effective in two months.
13-Aug-2015 Amendment 759
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Burgess Street DSS (4115), Iramoo Circuit DSS (4172), Diggers Rest West DSS (4183), Brodies Creek DSS (4365) and South Morang DSS (4628) have increased and are effective in two months.
10-Aug-2015 Amendment 758
Contribution Rates This is part 2 of a 2 part amendment. The contribution rates for all 'inactive' schemes in economic deficit have been increased by an annual CPI rise of 1.3283% in line with Melbourne Water policy. This rate rise will be effective in two months. An 'inactive' scheme is defined as one where development is 90% complete or greater. Schemes in this category are no longer subjected to financial reviews, as seeking full cost-recovery could create significant cross-subsidy burdens on remaining developers through escalated prices on a small number of land owners. Contribution rates are instead increased by CPI annually for schemes in economic deficit, and fixed for those in economic surplus, until such time as the schemes are considered 'complete'. Schemes with increases are: Lyndhurst South DSS (0704) Lysterfield West DSS (0802) Manuka Road DSS (1301) Narre Warren Township DSS (0611) O'Sheas Road DSS (0614) Pakenham Creek DSS (1602) Princes Domain DSS (0601) Tarneit Creek DSS (4079) Troups Creek East Branch DSS (0610) Troups Creek West Branch DSS (0606) Upper Bungalook Creek DSS (0404) Valley Road DSS (1231) Vermont South DSS (0312)
10-Aug-2015 Amendment 757
Contribution Rates This is part 1 of a 2 part amendment. The contribution rates for all 'inactive' schemes in economic deficit have been increased by an annual CPI rise of 1.3283% in line with Melbourne Water policy. This rate rise will be effective in two months. An 'inactive' scheme is defined as one where development is 90% complete or greater. Schemes in this category are no longer subjected to financial reviews, as seeking full cost-recovery could create significant cross-subsidy burdens on remaining developers through escalated prices on a small number of land owners. Contribution rates are instead increased by CPI annually for schemes in economic deficit, and fixed for those in economic surplus, until such time as the schemes are considered 'complete'. Schemes with increases are: Ballarto Road DSS (1202) Baxter West DSS (2323) Berwick Township DSS (0616) Carrum Lowlands DSS (1101) Derrimut DSS (4100) Eastern Drain DSS (1603) Edithvale Road DSS (1110) Gartsides South DSS (1107) Golf Links Road DSS (0629) Hallam North Road DSS (0501) Homestead Road DSS (0613) Kennedy Creek DSS (1604) Koomba Road DSS (0314) Langwarrin DSS (1204)
10-Aug-2015 Amendment 756
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Kings Creek DSS (2231) have increased and are effective in two months.
3-Jul-2015 Amendment 755
Policies Melbourne Water has reviewed the efficiency and effectiveness of its current practice of requiring Developers to lodge Works Warranty Bonds at the completion of the defects liability period for civil works, and determined that we will no longer require them to be lodged as part of the developer works process. This change is effective immediately. All Works Warranty Bonds that are currently being held by Melbourne Water will be returned in due course. If you have any queries relating to this change, please contact Ken O’Neill on 9679 7442 or ken.oneill@melbournewater.com.au.
30-Jun-2015 Amendment 754
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Dohertys Drain DSS (4088), Kayes Drain DSS (4090), Edgars Creek DSS (4440) and Melton South DSS (8229) have increased and are effective in two months, and the boundary of Dohertys Drain DSS (4088) has been changed to more accurately reflect the catchment area. The contribution rates for Crib Point DSS (2251) have decreased and are effective immediately. Preliminary rates for Beattys Road DSS (4143), Gardiner Lane DSS (4177) and Woodstock DSS (4560) have been approved and are effective in two months, and the boundaries of Beattys Road DSS (4143) and Gardiner Lane DSS (4177) have been changed to more accurately reflect their catchment areas. King Parrot Creek South DSS has been re-numbered from 2990 to 2991 for administrative reasons, and preliminary rates for this scheme have been approved and are effective immediately. Final rates for Clyde Creek DSS (2370) and Shillinglaw Road DSS (2982) have been approved and are effective in two months. Dyall Road Strategy (2992) is a new drainage strategy that has been created from part of the existing King Parrot Creek South DSS (2991). No contribution rates will apply within the strategy boundary, and no reimbursements for works will be applicable. This strategy is effective immediately. Greenvale Lakes Strategy (4368) is a new drainage strategy in the City of Hume. Part of the strategy includes areas previously within Roxburgh Park DSS (4478) and Yuroke Creek DSS (4360). This strategy has been developed in consultation with the owners of the developable land. No contribution rates will apply within this strategy boundary, and no reimbursements for works will be applicable. This strategy is effective immediately. English Street DSS (6505) has been converted into two drainage strategies, English Street Strategy (6505) and English Street Employment Strategy (6505A), in consultation with the owners of the remaining developable land. No contribution rates will apply within the strategy boundaries, and no reimbursements for works will be applicable. These strategies are effective immediately.
29-Jun-2015 Amendment 753
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Steele Creek DSS (4230) and Donnybrook DSS (6551) have increased and are effective in two months. The contribution rates for Cardinia Road Drain DSS (1502) and Werribee West Drain DSS (7716) have decreased and are effective immediately.
26-Jun-2015 Amendment 752
Contribution Rates Homestead Road Extension DSS (0631) has been renamed Alira DSS (0631) for administrative reasons, and the published contribution rates have been removed, as they are currently subject to significant revision. Until new rates are published, please contact Melbourne Water for feasibility advice regarding developments within this scheme.
23-Jun-2015 Amendment 751
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Lower Carrum Downs DSS (1208) have increased and are effective in two months.
17-Jun-2015 Amendment 750
Contribution Rates Final rates for Leakes Road DSS (4168) and Spring Plains Road DSS (8018) have been approved and are effective in two months. Preliminary rates for Langley Park Drive DSS (6503) have been approved and are effective in two months. The contribution rates for Deep Creek South DSS (1601), Langwarrin South DSS (2331), Mernda Central DSS (4635) and Doreen DSS (4681) have increased and are effective in two months.
4-Jun-2015 Amendment 749
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Brookville Drive DSS (6502) and Section Road DSS (4350) have increased and are effective in two months.
2-Jun-2015 Amendment 748
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Glasscocks Road West DSS (0706), Junction Village South DSS (2363) and Pedder Street Drain DSS (7726) have increased and are effective in two months.
25-May-2015 Amendment 747
Contribution Rates Final rates for King Parrot Creek DSS (2912) have been approved and are effective in two months, and the boundary of the scheme has been changed to more accurately reflect the catchment area. Preliminary rates for Woodstock West DSS (4566) have been approved and are effective in two months, and the boundary of Woodstock West DSS (4566) has been changed to more accurately reflect the catchment area.
25-May-2015 Amendment 746
Policies To assist the development industry, we have created a guidance note for interim use of the draft Constructed Wetlands Design Manual. This document should be referred to when designing new constructed wetlands or when updating wetland designs. Although the design manual is in draft, it has replaced the former Constructed Wetlands Guidelines 2010. It is anticipated that the Constructed Wetlands Design Manual will be formalised in the next 6 months.
20-May-2015 Amendment 745
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Upper Gum Scrub Creek DSS (1403) have increased and are effective in two months.
11-May-2015 Amendment 744
Contribution Rates Quarry Hills South Strategy (4554) is a new drainage strategy in the City of Whittlesea. This strategy has been developed in consultation with the owners of the developable land. No contribution rates will apply within this strategy boundary, and no reimbursements for works will be applicable. This strategy is effective immediately.
29-Apr-2015 Amendment 743
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Glasscocks Road DSS (0710) and Aitken Creek DSS (4480) have increased and are effective in two months. Skeleton Creek East DSS (4073) has been reviewed and no change has been made to its contribution rates.
21-Apr-2015 Amendment 742
Policies Section 3.7.4 of the Planning & Building website relates to the tendering of Melbourne Water reimbursable works. This section has been revised and now includes a schedule of quantities template that can be included in the tender documentation that is distributed by the Consultant. By providing tenders to us in this format, we will be able to provide a prompt and accurate assessment of the reimbursement. Please contact Ken O’Neill on 9679 7442 if you have any queries.
17-Apr-2015 Amendment 741
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Rockleigh Park DSS (0518), Ti-Tree Creek DSS (0619), Cardinia Industrial DSS (1510) and Gorge Road DSS (4615) have increased and are effective in two months. Preliminary rates for Balfour Road DSS (2640) and Neale Road DSS (4144) have been approved and are effective in two months, and the boundary of Balfour Road DSS (2640) has been changed to more accurately reflect the catchment area. Revised preliminary contribution rates for Wattletree Road DSS (2854) have been approved and will be effective in two months. Final rates for Thompsons Drain DSS (3076) have been approved and are effective in two months, and the boundary of the scheme has been changed to more accurately reflect the catchment area.
16-Apr-2015 Amendment 740
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Ordish Road South DSS (0508) and Keysborough South DSS (1115) have increased and are effective in two months.
15-Apr-2015 Amendment 739
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Kinlora DSS (2326) have increased and are effective in two months. Hall Road DSS (0714) has been reviewed and no change has been made to its contribution rates.
26-Mar-2015 Amendment 737
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Wiltonvale Creek DSS (4622) have increased and are effective in two months.
13-Mar-2015 Amendment 736
Contribution Rates Preliminary rates for Curly Sedge Creek DSS (4540) have been approved and are effective in two months.
11-Mar-2015 Amendment 735
Contribution Rates Final rates for Cook Drain DSS (3061) have been approved and are effective in two months, and the boundary of the scheme has been changed to include the full catchment area.
5-Mar-2015 Amendment 734
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Mernda North DSS (6004) and Black Flat Road DSS (6071) have increased and are effective in two months.
4-Mar-2015 Amendment 733
Contribution Rates Revised preliminary contribution rates for Cairns Drive DSS (8510) have been approved and will be effective in two months. Taylors Creek DSS (6531) and Wollahra Rise DSS (8009) have been reviewed and no change has been made to their contribution rates.
3-Mar-2015 Amendment 732
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for New Gisborne DSS (6985), Strathaird Park DSS (8017) and Ferris Road DSS (8228) have increased and are effective in two months.
24-Feb-2015 Amendment 731
Scheme Maps The boundary of Wattletree Road DSS (2854) has been amended to exclude areas no longer required to be serviced by the scheme.
16-Feb-2015 Amendment 730
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Upper Brodies Creek DSS (4381) and Collard Drive DSS (4642) have increased and are effective in two months.
9-Feb-2015 Amendment 729
Contribution Rates Preliminary rates for Plumpton Road DSS (4108) have been approved and are effective in two months.
30-Jan-2015 Amendment 728
Technical Guidelines Following consultation with the Association of Land Development Engineers, Melbourne Water now provides our Design Standards and Specifications for our main drainage assets in a summary table for easy access. This is located in the Standards and Specifications section of our Planning & Building website. Updates have been made to reflect contemporary design standards as well as incorporating Melbourne Water’s strengthened safety and maintenance requirements. Please contact Michael Flanagan on 9679 7174 if you have any queries.
28-Jan-2015 Amendment 727
Contribution Rates Preliminary rates for Reed Court DSS (4107) have been approved and are effective immediately, and preliminary rates for Olive Grove DSS (4142) and Deanside Drive DSS (4169) have been approved and are effective in two months.
19-Jan-2015 Amendment 726
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Berwick South DSS (0615), Gartsides North DSS (1111), Braeside South DSS (1128) and Roxburgh Park DSS (4478) have increased and are effective in two months.
13-Jan-2015 Amendment 725
Contribution Rates Preliminary rates for Sinclairs Road DSS (4106) have been approved and are effective in two months.
19-Dec-2014 Amendment 724
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Mernda South DSS (4634) have increased and are effective in two months.
19-Dec-2014 Amendment 723
Contribution Rates Shepherds Lane DSS (6343) is a new Greenfield scheme in the City of Hume, and Melton West DSS (8062) is a new Greenfield scheme in the City of Melton. Interim rates apply in these schemes immediately.
19-Dec-2014 Amendment 722
Scheme Maps The boundary between Collison Road DSS (2371) and Clyde Creek DSS (2370) has been changed to reflect changed drainage patterns.
12-Dec-2014 Amendment 720
General Melbourne Water’s offices will close at 3.00pm on Friday 19 December 2014 and open at 8.00am on Monday 5 January 2015. Please note that requests for reimbursements must be made no later than close of business Wednesday 17 December 2014 in order for payment to occur before Christmas. Staff will be available for queries and other requests up until close of business Friday 19 December 2014. Have a safe and happy Christmas.
3-Dec-2014 Amendment 719
Scheme Maps The boundary of Bunyip Township DSS (2881) has been amended to exclude areas no longer required to be serviced by the scheme.
20-Nov-2014 Amendment 718
Contribution Rates Curly Sedge Creek DSS (4540), Langley Park Drive DSS (6503), Northern Quarries DSS (4548), Woodstock DSS (4560) and Woodstock West DSS (4566) are new Greenfield schemes in the City of Whittlesea. Interim rates apply in these schemes immediately. Hadfield Road DSS (6523) is a new Greenfield scheme in the City of Whittlesea and Shire of Mitchell. Interim rates apply in this scheme immediately.
20-Nov-2014 Amendment 717
Scheme Maps King Parrot Creek South DSS (2990) is a new Greenfield scheme in the Shire of Baw Baw. Interim rates apply in this scheme immediately. Dore Road DSS (1606), Hancocks Creek DSS (1610) and Ryan Road DSS (1609) are new Greenfield schemes in the Shire of Cardinia. Interim rates apply in these schemes immediately. McCormacks Road DSS (1317) is a new Greenfield scheme in the City of Casey. Interim rates apply in this scheme immediately. Fox Hollow Drive DSS (6815), Oldbury DSS (6349), Redstone Hill DSS (6801), Turnberry Drive DSS (6345) and Williamsons Road DSS (6350) are new Greenfield schemes in the City of Hume. Interim rates apply in these schemes immediately.
20-Nov-2014 Amendment 716
Contribution Rates Brompton Lodge Strategy (0712) is a new drainage strategy in the City of Casey. This strategy has been developed in consultation with the owners of the developable land. No contribution rates will apply within this strategy boundary, and no reimbursements for works will be applicable. This strategy is effective immediately.
20-Nov-2014 Amendment 715
Contribution Rates Saric Court DSS (4178) is a new Greenfield scheme in the City of Melton. Preliminary rates apply in this scheme immediately. The boundaries of Olive Grove DSS (4142) and Taylors Hill West DSS (4150) have been changed with the introduction of the new scheme.
20-Nov-2014 Amendment 714
Contribution Rates Preliminary rates for Casey Fields South DSS (2364) have been approved and are effective in two months.
20-Nov-2014 Amendment 713
Contribution Rates Quarry Hills Strategy has been re-numbered from 4560 to 4520. This change is for administrative reasons only.
20-Nov-2014 Amendment 712
Contribution Rates Please note that Amendment 711 incorrectly stated the new contribution rates for Shillinglaw Road DSS (2982) as being effective in two months. As these new rates are lower than the previous rates, the new rates apply immediately, as per Melbourne Water policy.
10-Nov-2014 Amendment 711
Contribution Rates Preliminary rates for Shillinglaw Road DSS (2982) have been approved and are effective in two months. The contribution rates for Taylors Hill West DSS (4150) have increased and are effective in two months.
28-Oct-2014 Amendment 710
General Following consultation with the Association of Land Development Engineers, Melbourne Water has updated the Design Certification Checklist.

Changes have been made to reflect contemporary design standards and the checklist has been separated into the different asset types.

Please contact Michael Flanagan on 9679 7174 if you have any queries.
21-Oct-2014 Amendment 708
General Melbourne Water is pleased to release its 2013-14 Achieving Sustainable Urban Development report. The report highlights our activities for the year working with the land development industry in supporting Melbourne’s urban growth areas through the creation of infrastructure such as wetlands, pipelines, waterways and flood protection basins. The report provides a range of information relating to our Development Services Schemes over the 2013-14 year.
14-Oct-2014 Amendment 707
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Laurimar DSS (6001) have increased and are effective in two months.
13-Oct-2014 Amendment 706
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Hallam South DSS (0602) and Potts Road West DSS (1222) have increased and are effective in two months.
19-Sep-2014 Amendment 705
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Taylors Creek East DSS (6529), Harpers Creek DSS (6814), Davis Creek East DSS (8015) and Abey Road DSS (8226) have increased and are effective in two months.
15-Sep-2014 Amendment 704
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Lyndhurst DSS (0711), Upper Carrum Downs DSS (1209) and Greenvale West DSS (4380) have increased and are effective in two months.
29-Aug-2014 Amendment 703
Policies Melbourne Water has made a minor change to its requirements for Practical Completion. The change relates to Clause 3.14.3 in our Standard Conditions, and requires costing information to be supplied to Melbourne Water for non-reimbursable (gifted) assets. Please contact Ken O’Neill on 9679 7442 if you have any queries.
26-Aug-2014 Amendment 702
Policies Melbourne Water’s scheme estimating rates have been adjusted by CPI. These estimating rates are used to estimate the construction costs of works when determining contribution rates for development services schemes (DSS). The rates are reviewed every three years, with annual indexing by CPI in the intervening years, as agreed to by the DSRG, Melbourne Water’s advisory group.
12-Aug-2014 Amendment 701
Contribution Rates This is part 2 of a 2 part amendment. The contribution rates for all 'inactive' schemes in economic deficit have been increased by an annual CPI rise of 2.9% in line with Melbourne Water policy. This rate rise will be effective in two months. An 'inactive' scheme is defined as one where development is 90% complete or greater. Schemes in this category are no longer subjected to financial reviews, as seeking full cost-recovery could create significant cross-subsidy burdens on remaining developers through escalated prices on a small number of land owners. Contribution rates are instead increased by CPI annually for schemes in economic deficit, and fixed for those in economic surplus, until such time as the schemes are considered 'complete'. Schemes with increases are: Lyndhurst South DSS (0704) Lysterfield West DSS (0802) Manuka Road DSS (1301) Narre Warren Township DSS (0611) O'Sheas Road DSS (0614) Princes Domain DSS (0601) Tarneit Creek DSS (4079) Troups Creek East Branch DSS (0610) Troups Creek West Branch DSS (0606) Upper Bungalook Creek DSS (0404) Valley Road DSS (1231) Vermont South DSS (0312)
12-Aug-2014 Amendment 700
Contribution Rates This is part 1 of a 2 part amendment. The contribution rates for all 'inactive' schemes in economic deficit have been increased by an annual CPI rise of 2.9% in line with Melbourne Water policy. This rate rise will be effective in two months. An 'inactive' scheme is defined as one where development is 90% complete or greater. Schemes in this category are no longer subjected to financial reviews, as seeking full cost-recovery could create significant cross-subsidy burdens on remaining developers through escalated prices on a small number of land owners. Contribution rates are instead increased by CPI annually for schemes in economic deficit, and fixed for those in economic surplus, until such time as the schemes are considered 'complete'. Schemes with increases are: Ballarto Road DSS (1202) Baxter West DSS (2323) Berwick Township DSS (0616) Carrum Lowlands DSS (1101) Chandler Road DSS (1103) Derrimut DSS (4100) Edithvale Road DSS (1110) Gartsides South DSS (1107) Hallam North Road DSS (0501) Homestead Road DSS (0613) Koomba Road DSS (0314) Langwarrin DSS (1204)
5-Aug-2014 Amendment 699
Contribution Rates Casey Fields South DSS (2364) is a new Greenfield scheme in the City of Casey. Interim rates apply in this scheme immediately. Deanside Drive DSS (4169) is a new Greenfield scheme in the City of Melton. Interim rates apply in this scheme immediately.
4-Aug-2014 Amendment 698
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Colemans Road DSS (0705A), Kayes Drain DSS (4090), Upper Hendersons Creek DSS (4532), Broad Gully DSS (4653) and Doreen DSS (4681) have increased and are effective in two months.
25-Jul-2014 Amendment 697
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Lyndhurst North DSS (0705), Botanic Ridge DSS (2352), Forsyth Road Drain DSS (4077), Findon Creek DSS (4535) and Masons Lane DSS (8504) have increased and are effective in two months.
23-Jul-2014 Amendment 696
Scheme Maps Mt Cottrell Road DSS (4172) has been renamed Iramoo Circuit DSS (4172). This change is for administrative reasons only.
22-Jul-2014 Amendment 695
Technical Guidelines We recently contacted you to ask for your feedback on our draft Constructed Wetlands Design Manual. This consultation period has now closed and we’d like to thank those who responded. We received feedback from across the industry, and also engaged an independent consultant to undertake a peer review to assess the manual’s suitability. Your valuable insights and expertise have provided us with clarity and detail which will inform our Constructed Wetlands Design Manual. We greatly appreciate your generosity of time and effort. A number of key areas and themes were highlighted: - Document size - Design acceptance approach - Deemed to Comply process and incentives for developers - Complexity of wetland design and application - Prescriptive design criteria and impacts to innovation in design - Consistency with existing MUSIC guidelines and rainfall data - Provide further detail on appropriate outlet configurations - Consider size/cost issues for wetlands - Complexity of inundation frequency analysis - Plant palette, pot volume, minimum stem height, plant density - Land use impacts for offline macrophyte zones - Maintenance design standards and costs in wetland construction We will now review all of the feedback in detail, and will also conduct workshops with representative industry groups and wetland researches to ensure the information is properly reviewed, discussed and challenged, particularly around the design acceptance process. Following these workshops, we will incorporate any changes into the final draft document, and provide an opportunity for comment towards the end of the year. Again, we thank for your input so far, and we look forward to working with you again soon.
17-Jul-2014 Amendment 694
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for McGregor Road DSS (1501), Dohertys Drain DSS (4088), Dry Creek DSS (4621) and Mernda South DSS (4634) have increased and are effective in two months. Please note the recently published contribution rate changes pending for Dry Creek DSS (4621) are now superseded by these new contribution rates and effective date.
3-Jul-2014 Amendment 693
Contribution Rates Following on from Amendment 683 regarding new development density ratios which will be applied when determining contributions payable from 1 July 2014, Glasscocks Road DSS (0710), which is a wholly industrial scheme, has had its contribution rate increased to offset the impact of the reduced density ratio now applicable for industrial/commercial development. This rate increase combined with the reduced density ratio will result in no increase to contributions paid for industrial/commercial development and is therefore effective immediately.
2-Jul-2014 Amendment 692
Contribution Rates Final rates for Woods Road DSS (4069) and Brodies Creek DSS (4365) have been approved and are effective in two months. Preliminary rates for East Werribee DSS (8070) have been approved and are effective in two months. The contribution rates for Cranbourne West DSS (0707), Cardinia Road Drain DSS (1502) and Baxter East DSS (2324) have increased and are effective in two months. The contribution rates for Mt Cottrell Road DSS (4172) and Shogaki Drive DSS (4173) have increased and are effective in two months. The boundary between these two schemes has been significantly changed, and the boundaries between these schemes and Leakes Road DSS (4168) and Melton South DSS (8229) have been changed to reflect changed drainage patterns. Paynes Road DSS (4171) has been absorbed into Mt Cottrell Road DSS (4172).
2-Jul-2014 Amendment 691
Scheme Maps Greens Road Strategy (7723) is a new drainage strategy in the City of Wyndham. This strategy has been developed in consultation with the owners of the developable land. No contribution rates will apply within this strategy boundary, and no reimbursements for works will be applicable. This strategy is effective immediately.
2-Jul-2014 Amendment 690
Scheme Maps The boundary between Kalkallo Creek DSS (6550) and Merrifield Estate Strategy (6552) has been changed to reflect changed drainage patterns.
1-Jul-2014 Amendment 689
Contribution Rates This is part 2 of a 2 part amendment. Following on from Amendment 683 regarding new development density ratios which will be applied when determining contributions payable from 1 July 2014, for schemes where all future developable area is anticipated to be industrial/commercial, current rates and pending contribution rate changes have been increased to offset the impact of the reduced density ratio now applicable for industrial/commercial development. This rate increase combined with the reduced density ratio will result in no increase to contributions paid for industrial/commercial development, and therefore these rate changes are effective immediately. Schemes with updated contribution rates are Junction Village South DSS (2363), Kayes Drain DSS (4090), Laverton Creek DSS (4080), Ordish Road North DSS (0201), Ordish Road South (0508), Perry Road DSS (1140), South Morang DSS (4628) and Steele Creek DSS (4230). Schemes with partial industrial/commercial development will have their rates adjusted through the normal scheme rate review process.
1-Jul-2014 Amendment 688
Contribution Rates This is part 1 of a 2 part amendment. Following on from Amendment 683 regarding new development density ratios which will be applied when determining contributions payable from 1 July 2014, for schemes where all future developable area is anticipated to be industrial/commercial, current rates and pending contribution rate changes have been increased to offset the impact of the reduced density ratio now applicable for industrial/commercial development. This rate increase combined with the reduced density ratio will result in no increase to contributions paid for industrial/commercial development, and therefore these rate changes are effective immediately. Schemes with updated contribution rates are Amaroo Road DSS (4495), Braeside South DSS (1128), Brookville Drive DSS (6502), Burgess Street DSS (4115), Cherry Creek DSS (4101), Donnybrook DSS (6551), Donnybrook East DSS (6509), Glasscocks Road West DSS (0706) and Hallam South DSS (0602). Schemes with partial industrial/commercial development will have their rates adjusted through the normal scheme rate review process.
27-Jun-2014 Amendment 687
Agreement Information The contribution rates for Bowen Road DSS (1124) have increased and are effective in two months. Final rates for Kalkallo Township DSS (6553) and Quandong Park DSS (7730) have now been approved and are effective in two months.
25-Jun-2014 Amendment 686
Contribution Rates Preliminary rates for English Street DSS (6505) and Muddy Gates Drain DSS (3109) have been approved and are effective in two months. Final rates for Section Road DSS (4350) have now been approved and no change has been made to the contribution rates.
24-Jun-2014 Amendment 685
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Deep Creek South DSS (1601) have increased and are effective in two months.
18-Jun-2014 Amendment 684
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Keysborough South DSS (1115) and Point Cook DSS (8075) have increased and are effective in two months.
18-Jun-2014 Amendment 683
Policies Melbourne Water has reviewed the development density categories and associated ratios which are applied when determining contributions payable, and new density categories and ratios will be effective from 1 July 2014. This change is supported by peak land development associations UDIA and ALDE. Development density ratios provide a factor to be applied to a contribution rate for different land uses and development densities, based on their relative impact on the increase in stormwater runoff, and therefore cost to service the development type. The ratios used are relative to standard residential development. The trend to smaller standard lot sizes has meant that the ratios used required revision. In addition, some categories of development density used were identified as too broad, and narrower categories were required to ensure equitable contribution rates. The new development density categories and associated ratios have been published in the Contributions policy section of the Planning & Building website. From 1 July 2014 the contribution rate calculators available in the Scheme contribution rates table and the Stormwater quality offset rates table will use the new density categories and ratios, and all offers of conditions issued for applications received from 1 July 2014 will have development contributions payable calculated using the new density categories and ratios.
18-Jun-2014 Amendment 682
Contribution Rates The boundary of Ballan South West DSS (8146) has been amended to include the upstream catchment area.
18-Jun-2014 Amendment 681
Contribution Rates Final rates for Black Forest Road DSS (7720) have been approved and are effective in two months.
17-Jun-2014 Amendment 680
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Officer DSS (1315) and Central Creek DSS (6851) have increased and are effective in two months, and the boundary of Officer DSS (1315) has been amended to reflect changed drainage conditions.
16-Jun-2014 Amendment 679
Policies A new section on stormwater management during construction has been added to the Standards and Specifications area of our Planning & Building website. The new content reflects the greater focus that Melbourne Water expects contractors and consultants to have on their obligations to the environmental management of construction sites. As well as providing details of the Site Environmental Awareness Training program, we have provided some general advice about some erosion control measures and the proper way to install them. If there are any queries in regards to the new content, please contact Ken O’Neill on 9679 7442.
13-Jun-2014 Amendment 678
Contribution Rates Melbourne Water has updated its Health and Safety requirements, specifically what is expected from contractors and consultants in relation to the health and wellbeing of all those involved in the construction of Melbourne Water assets.
13-Jun-2014 Amendment 677
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Werribee West Drain DSS (7716) have decreased and are effective immediately. The contribution rates for Ordish Road South DSS (0508), Golf Links Road DSS (0629), O'Neil Road DSS (1306) and Exford Road DSS (8230) have increased and are effective in two months. Please note the recently published contribution rate changes pending for Ordish Road South DSS (0508), Golf Links Road DSS (0629) and O'Neil Road DSS (1306) are now superseded by these new contribution rates and effective date.
12-Jun-2014 Amendment 676
Technical Guidelines Recently we contacted you to ask for your contribution to our draft Constructed Wetlands Design Manual via completion of a short online survey. Constructed wetlands design manual review We’d like to remind you that the survey is open until Monday 23 June and we’d really appreciate your feedback. Your expert advice will help us create a final document that is easy to use and functional in the constructed wetlands space. We again thank you for your assistance.
12-Jun-2014 Amendment 675
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Skeleton Creek South DSS (4070) have increased and are effective in two months.
5-Jun-2014 Amendment 674
Contribution Rates Preliminary rates for Lockerbie East DSS (6508) have been approved and are effective in two months.
4-Jun-2014 Amendment 673
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Rockleigh Park DSS (0518), Sayers Drain DSS (4072) and Gorge Road DSS (4615) have increased and are effective in two months. Please note the recently published contribution rate changes pending for Rockleigh Park DSS (0518) and Gorge Road DSS (4615) are now superseded by these new contribution rates and effective date.
30-May-2014 Amendment 672
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Kings Creek DSS (2231) have increased and are effective in two months.
30-May-2014 Amendment 671
Contribution Rates Melbourne Water is increasing the Stormwater Offset Rate in line with sustainable pricing principles to better reflect expected future costs. This increase is supported by the Office of Living Victoria, endorsed by peak industry body UDIA, and has been approved by the Essential Services Commission. Stormwater Offset Rates provide a mechanism for developers who cannot meet stormwater quality standards for their development to pay an offset to Melbourne Water who will provide treatment in another location. Melbourne Water has found the value of the rates collected from developers is currently less than the cost to construct treatment required to offset stormwater impacts of development. For all areas outside of greenfield development schemes the Stormwater Offset Rate will increase. The Stormwater Offset Rates also apply in greenfield drainage schemes where adequate water quality measures have not been provided. For these schemes the water quality component of the contribution will be increased. All new rates have been published in the contributions rates section of the Planning & Building website and will be effective from 1 August 2014. Please note that recently published contribution rate changes that are pending for Langwarrin South DSS (2331), Junction Village South DSS (2363), McNamara Road DSS (2855), Burgess Street DSS (4115) and Edgars Creek DSS (4440) are now superseded by the new contribution rates resulting from the increased Stormwater Offset Rate. The new contribution rates for these schemes will also be effective from 1 August 2014.
29-May-2014 Amendment 670
Technical Guidelines New Constructed Wetlands Design Manual – Online Review Melbourne Water, in consultation with the land development industry and other stormwater management professionals, has reviewed the existing 'Constructed Wetlands Guidelines' (2010) and prepared a new design manual to assist the industry deliver best practice wetland designs that will achieve our shared objective for the treatment of stormwater and improvement of our urban waterways. In order to have a manual that meets industry needs, we are seeking your valuable input to provide a review of the draft Constructed Wetlands Design Manual. We want to know how useful, useable and comprehensive the manual is. The new draft Constructed Wetlands Design Manual will be available online for 4 weeks, until Monday 23rd June 2014. An online survey is also available with a series of questions to assist with seeking your feedback on the various aspects of the new design manual. The feedback we collect from you will be reviewed and incorporated into the final manual where appropriate. Constructed wetlands design manual review New Constructed Waterways Design Manual – coming soon… In the coming months, we’d also like to engage with you again during a similar consultation period for the Constructed Waterways Design Manual. The manual has been prepared to assist the land development industry design constructed waterways that will meet Melbourne Water’s and the community’s requirements. The manual will replace the current guidelines and will provide a more comprehensive design aid. Your feedback is vital in ensuring we provide the appropriate information in a form that is easy to understand and simple to use, to ensure the design process is as efficient as possible.
26-May-2014 Amendment 669
Contribution Rates Reed Court DSS (4107) is a new Greenfield scheme in the City of Melton. Interim rates apply in this scheme immediately. Preliminary rates for Dry Creek Upper DS (4050), Ballan North West DSS (8101) and Ballan South West DSS (8146) have been approved and are effective in two months. Section Road DSS (4350) has been converted from a strategy to a scheme, and preliminary rates have been approved and apply in this scheme immediately.
26-May-2014 Amendment 668
Scheme Maps The boundary of Lockerbie East DSS (6508), including between Lockerbie East DSS and Beveridge East DSS (6513), has been changed to reflect changed drainage patterns.
20-May-2014 Amendment 667
Contribution Rates Junction Village DSS (2363) has been converted into two schemes, Junction Village South DSS (2363) and Junction Village North DSS (2365), and the contribution rates for these schemes have increased and will be effective in two months. Please note that all developments in Junction Village North DSS (2365) are required to provide 'at source' water quality treatment.
19-May-2014 Amendment 666
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Perry Road DSS (1140) have increased and are effective in two months.
16-May-2014 Amendment 665
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Black Flat Road DSS (6071) and Pedder Street Drain DSS (7726) have increased and are effective in two months.
13-May-2014 Amendment 664
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Alfred Road DSS (7701) and Mernda North DSS (6004) have increased and are effective in two months.
1-May-2014 Amendment 663
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Cardinia Industrial DSS (1510) and McNamara Road DSS (2855) have increased and are effective in two months. Kinlora DSS (2326) has been reviewed and no change has been made to the contribution rates.
28-Apr-2014 Amendment 662
Contribution Rates Preliminary rates for Gillespies Lane DSS (8145) have been approved and are effective in two months.
23-Apr-2014 Amendment 661
Contribution Rates Preliminary rates for Cook Drain DSS (3061) have been approved and are effective immediately.
23-Apr-2014 Amendment 660
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for the following schemes have increased and are effective in two months: Ti-Tree Creek DSS (0619), Glasscocks Road DS (0710), Diggers Rest West DSS (4183), Beveridge East DSS (6513), Ferris Road DSS (8228) and Melton South DSS (8229).
17-Apr-2014 Amendment 659
Scheme Maps Plumpton Road DSS (4108) is a new Greenfield scheme in the City of Melton. Interim rates apply in this scheme immediately.
16-Apr-2014 Amendment 658
Scheme Maps The boundary of Botanic Ridge DSS (2352) has been amended to reflect changed drainage conditions.
16-Apr-2014 Amendment 657
Contribution Rates Preliminary rates for King Parrot Creek DSS (2912) and Thompsons Drain DSS (3076) have been approved and are effective immediately. Preliminary rates for Leakes Road DSS (4168) have been approved and are effective in two months, and the boundary of the scheme has been amended to reflect changed drainage conditions. Final rates for Attwood Creek DSS (4352) have been approved and are effective in two months.
11-Apr-2014 Amendment 656
Scheme Maps The boundaries between Dry Creek Upper DSS (4050), Truganina DSS (4060), Sayers Drain DS (4072), Tarneit Creek DS (4079) and Leakes Road DS (4168) have been amended to reflect changed drainage conditions, and the boundary of Thompsons Drain DSS (3076) has been amended to reflect changed drainage conditions.
10-Apr-2014 Amendment 655
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Langwarrin South DSS (2331) have increased and are effective in two months.
8-Apr-2014 Amendment 654
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Burgess Street DSS (4115) have increased and are effective in two months
4-Apr-2014 Amendment 653
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Lower Carrum Downs DSS (1208) and Edgars Creek DSS (4440) have increased and are effective in two months.
24-Mar-2014 Amendment 652
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Hallam Valley DSS (0608) and Upper Gum Scrub Creek DSS (1403) have increased and are effective in two months.
21-Mar-2014 Amendment 651
Contribution Rates Rockbank North Strategy (4153) is a new drainage strategy in the City of Melton that has been created from part of the existing Kororoit Creek Upper DSS (4140) and Leakes Road DSS (4168). This strategy has been developed in consultation with the owners of the developable land. No contribution rates will apply within this strategy boundary, and no reimbursements for works will be applicable. This strategy is effective immediately. Gosling Street Drain DSS (8144) has been split into Gosling Street Drain Upper Strategy (8144) and Gillespies Lane DSS (8145). Gillespies Drain DSS (8145) remains on interim rates, while no contribution rates and no reimbursements for works will apply within the Gosling Street Drain Upper Strategy (8144) boundary. This strategy is effective immediately.
20-Mar-2014 Amendment 650
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for South Morang DSS (4628) have increased and are effective in two months.
13-Mar-2014 Amendment 649
Contribution Rates Final rates for Brookville Drive DSS (6502) have now been approved and are effective in two months.
11-Mar-2014 Amendment 648
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Gomms Road DSS (2327) have increased and are effective in two months.
5-Mar-2014 Amendment 647
Contribution Rates Preliminary rates for Clyde Creek DSS (2370) have now been approved and are effective in two months. Final rates for Strathaird Park DSS (8017) have now been approved and are effective in two months
18-Feb-2014 Amendment 646
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Aitken Creek DSS (4480) have increased and are effective in two months.
18-Feb-2014 Amendment 645
Scheme Maps Cook Drain DSS (3054) has been converted into two schemes, Shillinglaw Road DSS (2982) and Cook Drain DSS (3061). Both of these schemes remain on Interim rates.
11-Feb-2014 Amendment 644
Scheme Maps The following greenfield schemes have been approved for closure: Jacksons Road North DSS (0302), Jells Road South DSS (0304), Little Bungalook Creek Part A DSS (0405), Bungalook Creek DSS (0407), Kent Park DSS (0803), Skye Road North DSS (1205) and Cheetham Creek DSS (4047). All works planned under these schemes are complete, and all expected greenfield development is complete. Note that stormwater quality offset rates may be applicable for redevelopment in areas formerly within greenfield schemes.
7-Feb-2014 Amendment 643
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Upper Brodies Creek DSS (4381) and Warrangine Creek DSS (2221) have increased and are effective in two months.
7-Feb-2014 Amendment 642
Contribution Rates Hobbs Road Strategy (8009A) is a new drainage strategy in the City of Wyndham that has been created from part of the existing Strathaird Park DSS (8017). This strategy has been developed in consultation with the owners of the developable land. No contribution rates will apply within this strategy boundary, and no reimbursements for works will be applicable. This strategy is effective immediately. Waterford Strategy (8230A) is a new drainage strategy in the City of Melton that includes part of the existing Exford Road DSS (8230). This strategy has been developed in consultation with the owners of the developable land. No contribution rates will apply within this strategy boundary, and no reimbursements for works will be applicable. This strategy is effective immediately.
7-Feb-2014 Amendment 641
Contribution Rates Harkness Road DSS (8061) is a new Greenfield scheme in the City of Melton, and East Werribee DSS (8070) is a new Greenfield scheme in the City of Wyndham. Interim rates apply in these schemes immediately.
7-Feb-2014 Amendment 640
Contribution Rates Donnybrook East DSS (6509) is a new Greenfield scheme in the City of Hume that has been created from part of the existing Donnybrook DSS (6551). The final rates for both of these schemes have been approved and will be effective in two months.
4-Feb-2014 Amendment 639
Contribution Rates Preliminary rates for Spring Plains Raod DSS (8018) have now been approved and are effective in two months
4-Feb-2014 Amendment 638
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Crib Point DSS (2251), Pakenham West DSS (1507) and Taylors Hill West DSS (4150) have increased and are effective in two months.
10-Jan-2014 Amendment 637
Contribution Rates This is part 2 of a 2 part amendment. Melbourne Water has reviewed its interim contribution rates for greenfield schemes. This review has involved consultation and support from the Drainage Scheme Review Group, which includes a number of industry representatives, including the Urban Development Institute of Australia. The new rates are: West Region - $62,000/ha hydraulic, $13,000/ha WQ* North East Region - $61,000/ha hydraulic, $13,000/ha WQ* South East Region - $71,000/ha hydraulic, $11,000/ha WQ* * WQ rate applies only in schemes where 'at source' water quality treatment is not a requirement. A standard interim contribution rate is applied when work commences on preparation of a new scheme, and applies until either a preliminary rate (forecast final rate) or a final rate is adopted. The interim contribution rate is intended to be 'typical' of the final rates applied in greenfield schemes. The new interim rates were determined based on the average of final rates adopted in recent schemes. Note that developers should not rely on any interim contribution rate for undertaking development feasibility assessments as catchment specific issues may result in a higher final rate. This contribution rate change is effective immediately. The affected schemes are: Neale Road DSS (4144) Leakes Road DSS (4168) Gardiner Lane DSS (4177) Yuroke Creek DSS (4360) Craigieburn East DSS (4492) English Street DSS (6505) Lockerbie East DSS (6508) Romsey DSS (6682) Riddells Creek DSS (6961) Oakbank DSS (8007) Spring Plains Road DSS (8018) Ballan North West DSS (8101) Gosling Street Drain DSS (8144) Ballan South West DSS (8146)
10-Jan-2014 Amendment 636
Contribution Rates This is part 1 of a 2 part amendment. Melbourne Water has reviewed its interim contribution rates for greenfield schemes. This review has involved consultation and support from the Drainage Scheme Review Group, which includes a number of industry representatives, including the Urban Development Institute of Australia. The new rates are: West Region - $62,000/ha hydraulic, $13,000/ha WQ* North East Region - $61,000/ha hydraulic, $13,000/ha WQ* South East Region - $71,000/ha hydraulic, $11,000/ha WQ* * WQ rate applies only in schemes where 'at source' water quality treatment is not a requirement. A standard interim contribution rate is applied when work commences on preparation of a new scheme, and applies until either a preliminary rate (forecast final rate) or a final rate is adopted. The interim contribution rate is intended to be 'typical' of the final rates applied in greenfield schemes. The new interim rates were determined based on the average of final rates adopted in recent schemes. Note that developers should not rely on any interim contribution rate for undertaking development feasibility assessments as catchment specific issues may result in a higher final rate. This contribution rate change is effective immediately. The affected schemes are: Grasmere Creek DSS (1302) Officer South DSS (1304) Lower Gum Scrub Creek DSS (1402) Clyde Creek DSS (2370) Balfour Road DSS (2640) Bunyip Township DSS (2881) King Parrot Creek DSS (2912) Cook Drain DSS (3054) Thompsons Drain DSS (3076) Muddy Gates Drain DSS (3109) Dry Creek Upper DSS (4050) Sinclairs Road DSS (4106) Kororoit Creek Upper DSS (4140) Olive Grove DSS (4142) Beattys Road DSS (4143)
9-Jan-2014 Amendment 635
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for the following drainage schemes have increased and are effective in two months: Collard Drive DSS (4642), Eastern Drain DSS (1603), Kennedy Creek DSS (1604), Pakenham Creek DSS (1602), Steele Creek DSS (4230).
2-Jan-2014 Amendment 634
Contribution Rates The final rates for Amaroo Road DSS (4495) and Wollahra Rise DSS (8009) have been approved and will be effective in two months.
17-Dec-2013 Amendment 633
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Hogans Road DSS (8090) have increased and are effective in two months.
13-Dec-2013 Amendment 632
General To align ourselves better with both our internal and external customers, the allocation of developer projects within the Developer Project Works Team has been reorganised: 1. A Project Officer has now been assigned to each of the Council areas. All new projects, and projects that have not yet reached Practical Completion, will be allocated to the Project Officer responsible for that Council area. This will build on our existing relationships with Council officers for maintenance agreements and asset transfers. 2. The regional boundaries for the Surveillance Officers have been revised, which means there are some changes to the Council areas they are responsible for. These changes take effect from January 2014. Please view the allocations list to see if there's been any change to who's managing your project.
3-Dec-2013 Amendment 631
Contribution Rates The final rates for Lockerbie DSS (6500) have been approved and will be effective in two months.
2-Dec-2013 Amendment 630
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Bunyip West DSS (2883) and Collison Road DSS (2371) have increased and are effective in two months.
28-Nov-2013 Amendment 629
Contribution Rates The final rates for New Gisborne DSS (6985) have been approved and will be effective in two months.
28-Nov-2013 Amendment 628
Scheme Maps The boundary between Yuroke Creek DSS (4360) and Aitken Creek DSS (4480) and between Yuroke Creek DSS (4360) and Roxburgh Park DSS (4478) has been amended to reflect changed drainage conditions.
27-Nov-2013 Amendment 627
Scheme Maps Gardiner Lane DSS (4177) is a new Greenfield scheme in the City of Melton that has been created from part of the existing Neale Road DSS (4144). Interim rates apply in this scheme immediately.
25-Nov-2013 Amendment 626
Scheme Maps Muddy Gates Drain DSS (3109) is a new Greenfield scheme in the City of Casey, and Olive Grove DSS (4142) and Beattys Road DSS (4143) are new Greenfield schemes in the City of Melton. Interim contribution rates apply in these schemes immediately.
22-Nov-2013 Amendment 625
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Koo Wee Rup DSS (3821), Wiltonvale Creek DSS (4622) and Mernda Central DSS (4635) have increased and are effective in two months. The contribution rates for Davis Creek East DSS (8015) and Abey Road DSS (8226)have decreased and are effective immediately.
21-Nov-2013 Amendment 624
Policies Melbourne Water is committed to providing a safe workplace for its staff, contractors and the public. The Health and Safety section of our Planning and Building website has been updated to include requirements for fencing of construction sites for our Developer works projects. This change is primarily in recognition of Developers’ frequent requests for early releases for subdivisions prior to works being completed. Please contact Ken O’Neill on 9679 7442 if you have any queries.
13-Nov-2013 Amendment 623
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Hall Road DSS (0714)have decreased and are effective immediately.
12-Nov-2013 Amendment 622
Contribution Rates Wollert Quarry Strategy (4561) is a new drainage strategy in the City of Whittlesea, and has been developed in consultation with the owners of the developable land. No contribution rates will apply within the strategy boundaries, and no reimbursements for works will be applicable. This strategy is effective immediately.
7-Nov-2013 Amendment 621
Scheme Maps Roxburgh Park (Patullos Lane) DSS (4478), Roxburgh Park (Coopers Road) DSS (4479) and Roxburgh Park (Craigieburn South) DSS (4487) have been merged into a single scheme to create Roxburgh Park DS (4478). This change is for administrative reasons only - the three schemes have been managed as a single scheme with the same contribution rate.
7-Nov-2013 Amendment 620
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Roxburgh Park (Patullos Lane) DSS (4478) have increased and are effective in two months. Taylors Creek DSS (6531) has been reviewed and no change has been made to the contribution rates.
1-Nov-2013 Amendment 619
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Clyde North DSS (1310) have increased and are effective in two months.
29-Oct-2013 Amendment 618
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Potts Road West DS (1222) have increased and are effective in two months.
25-Oct-2013 Amendment 617
Policies Melbourne Water has increased its requirements for site environmental management for its developer-constructed works program. The new policy includes requirements for contractor training and turbidity testing. Please contact Kit Low (9679 6871) or Ken O’Neill (9679 7442) if you have any queries.
16-Oct-2013 Amendment 616
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Hallam South DSS (0602) and Greenvale West DSS (4380) have increased and are effective in two months. The contribution rates for Laurimar DSS (6001) have decreased and are effective immediately.
10-Oct-2013 Amendment 615
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Cherry Creek DSS (4101) and Harpers Creek DSS (6814) have increased and are effective in two months. The contribution rates for Taylors Creek East DSS (6529) have decreased and are effective immediately.
1-Oct-2013 Amendment 614
Technical Guidelines We are pleased to announce the release of Melbourne Water’s new 'Waterway Corridors – Guidelines for greenfield development areas within the Port Phillip and Westernport Region.' The Guidelines are available on our website at www.melbournewater.com.au/Planning-and-building. They outline how to set waterway corridor widths early in the urban planning and development process, considering both the broader catchment and local features. They address widths for natural and constructed waterways, how corridors can be different for different locations, and how factors like natural landscapes, trails and road frontages should be considered. The intended outcome of applying the Guidelines is the creation of urban waterways that contribute to the liveability of Melbourne’s future communities. A key benefit of the Guidelines include greater transparency and consistency for the development industry regarding the approach for setting waterway corridor widths. Melbourne Water will use the guidelines when creating Development Services Schemes, and when providing advice and requirements as a referral authority. They complement our existing urban development policies, guidelines and processes. Extensive consultation has been undertaken with a broad set of stakeholders including property developers and industry experts, the Urban Development Institute of Australia, growth area councils, government agencies, and the community. The Guidelines will take effect immediately, and will apply to all new development applications and Precinct Structure Plans. The guidelines will be reviewed in 12 months. If you have any questions about the guidelines please contact us on 131 722.
27-Sep-2013 Amendment 613
Scheme Maps The boundary of Clyde Creek DSS (2370) has been amended to reflect changed drainage conditions.
13-Sep-2013 Amendment 612
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Kinlora DSS have decreased and are effective immediately.
12-Sep-2013 Amendment 611
Scheme Maps Sinclairs Road DSS (4106) and Neale Road DSS (4144) are new Greenfield schemes in the City of Melton. Interim rates apply in these schemes immediately.
12-Sep-2013 Amendment 610
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for the following schemes have increased and are effective in two months: Berwick South DSS (0615), Glasscocks Road West DSS (0706), Lyndhurst DSS (0711), Gartsides North DSS (1111), Upper Carrum Downs DSS (1209), Findon Creek DSS (4535) and Masons Lane DSS (8504).
12-Sep-2013 Amendment 609
Policies Site Environmental Awareness training is now available for contractors undertaking works under our Developer Works Program. Section 3.8.2 has been updated with advice regarding the training course and gives notice that a more rigorous Policy regarding Melbourne Water’s requirements for site environmental management is currently being developed in consultation with ALDE and the CCF.
12-Sep-2013 Amendment 608
Contribution Rates Kilsyth West DSS (0410), Haileybury DSS (1114), Botanic Ridge DSS (2352), McNamara Road DSS (2855) and Skeleton Creek East DSS (4073) have been reviewed and no change has been made to their contribution rates.
10-Sep-2013 Amendment 607
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for the following schemes have increased and are effective in two months: Dohertys Drain DSS (4088), Forsyth Road Drain DSS (4077), Laverton Creek DSS (4080) and Lyndhurst North DSS (0705)
3-Sep-2013 Amendment 606
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for the following schemes have increased and are effective in two months: Braeside South DSS (1128) Broad Gully DSS (4653) Colemans Road DSS (0705A) Doreen DSS (4681) Dry Creek DSS (4621) Kayes Drain DSS (4090) Mernda South DSS (4634) Ordish Road North DSS (0201) Upper Hendersons Creek DSS (4532)
30-Aug-2013 Amendment 605
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Deep Creek South DSS(1601) have increased and are effective in two months.
29-Aug-2013 Amendment 604
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for the following schemes have increased and are effective in two months: Keysborough South DSS (1115), Bowen Road DSS (1124), O'Neil Road DSS (1306), Mt Cottrell Road DSS (4172), Shogaki Drive DSS (4173), Point Cook DSS (8075). The contribution rates for Golf Links Road DSS (0629) have decreased and are effective immediately.
27-Aug-2013 Amendment 603
General Melbourne Water launched its new user-focused website over the weekend. We have integrated the Land Development Manual and Water Sensitive Urban Design sites into the Planning and Building section of our new site. This section includes: • LDM content - all the old content is still available (reviewed and reorganised) • New information - to help developers, consultants and land owners with our land development processes • Melbourne Water's role - in the land development function further explained • Scheme maps – easier to search and calculate rates using Google Maps The website was designed to make it easier for our users to find the information they need based on significant customer research and testing. We've tried our best to ensure that any links you may have saved as favourites still work, but some may need to be updated. If you have any feedback or need assistance, please contact us: http://www.melbournewater.com.au/aboutus/contactus/Pages/contact-us.aspx Visit the Planning and Building section: http://www.melbournewater.com.au/Planning-and-building/Pages/planning-and-building.aspx Many thanks Land Development team
21-Aug-2013 Amendment 598
Scheme Maps The boundary of Somerville DSS (2328) has been amended to reflect changed drainage conditions.
21-Aug-2013 Amendment 597
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Exford Road DSS (8230) have increased and are effective in two months.
7-Aug-2013 Amendment 589
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Ordish Road South DSS (0508) have increased and are effective in two months.
2-Aug-2013 Amendment 588
Policies Melbourne Water has documented its reimbursement principles for scheme works to provide clarity to developers and consultants being reimbursed via our Developer Works construction program. The content of this document has been reviewed by industry bodies, UDIA and ALDE.
25-Jul-2013 Amendment 587
Scheme Maps The boundaries of Ferris Road DSS (8228) and Mt Cottrell Road DSS (4172) have been amended to reflect changed drainage conditions
16-Jul-2013 Amendment 586
Contribution Rates An administrative error led to the wrong scheme being listed for a scheme rate change in Amendment number 583. The notification e-mail sent out stated Skeleton Creek South DSS (4070) in the text of the e-mail, but showed Skeleton Creek East DSS (4073) in the list of links underneath. The correct scheme for this notification is Skeleton Creek South DSS (4070). Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience.
15-Jul-2013 Amendment 585
Contribution Rates This is part 2 of a 2 part amendment The contribution rates for all inactive schemes have been increased by an annual CPI rise of 2.5% in line with Melbourne Water policy. This rate rise will be effective in two months. As per the Principles & Procedures - Financial Review of Development Services Schemes (May 2012), an 'inactive' scheme is defined as one where development is 90% complete or greater. Schemes in this category are no longer subjected to financial reviews, as seeking full cost-recovery could create significant cross-subsidy burdens on remaining developers through escalated prices on a small number of land owners. The rates of these schemes are instead increased by CPI annually, except for those which are in economic surplus, until such time as the schemes are considered 'complete'. The affected schemes are as follows: Lysterfield West DSS (0802), Carrum Lowlands DSS (1101), Chandler Road DSS (1103), Gartsides South DSS (1107), Edithvale Road DSS (1110), Ballarto Road DSS (1202), Langwarrin DSS (1204), Valley Road DSS (1231), Manuka Road DSS (1301), Baxter West DSS (2323), Tarneit Creek DSS (4079), Derrimut DSS (4100).
15-Jul-2013 Amendment 584
Contribution Rates This is part 1 of a 2 part amendment The contribution rates for all inactive schemes have been increased by an annual CPI rise of 2.5% in line with Melbourne Water policy. This rate rise will be effective in two months. As per the Principles & Procedures - Financial Review of Development Services Schemes (May 2012), an 'inactive' scheme is defined as one where development is 90% complete or greater. Schemes in this category are no longer subjected to financial reviews, as seeking full cost-recovery could create significant cross-subsidy burdens on remaining developers through escalated prices on a small number of land owners. The rates of these schemes are instead increased by CPI annually, except for those which are in economic surplus, until such time as the schemes are considered 'complete'. The affected schemes are as follows: Vermont South DSS (0312), Koomba Road DSS (0314), Upper Bungalook Creek DSS (0404), Hallam North Road DSS (0501), Princes Domain DSS (0601), Troups Creek West DSS (0606), Troups Creek East DSS (0610), Narre Warren Township DSS (0611), Homestead Road DSS (0613), O'Sheas Road DSS (0614), Berwick Township DSS (0616) Lyndhurst South DSS (0704)
15-Jul-2013 Amendment 583
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for the following schemes have increased and are effective in two months: Alfred Road DSS (7701), Black Flat Road DSS (6071), Gorge Road DSS (4615), Kings Creek DSS (2231), McGregor Road DSS (1501), Mernda North DSS (6004), Officer DSS (1315), Pedder Street Drain DSS (7726), Rockleigh Park DSS (0518), Sayers Drain DSS (4072), Skeleton Creek South DSS (4070).
9-Jul-2013 Amendment 582
Policies Application fees for buildovers, crossings and stormwater connections have increased for 2013/14 and will be effective immediately. You can view these fees on the Melbourne Water LDM website.
5-Jul-2013 Amendment 581
Contribution Rates Preliminary rates for Truganina DSS (4060), Woods Road DSS (4069), Edgars Creek West (4439), Edgars Creek East DSS (4449), Brookville Drive DSS (6502) and Davis Creek DSS (8010) have now been approved and are effective in two months. The boundary of Edgars Creek West DSS (4439) has been amended to reflect changed drainage patterns, and the boundary between Truganina DSS (4060) and Woods Road DSS (4069) has been changed to reflect changed drainage patterns.
4-Jul-2013 Amendment 580
Contribution Rates Section Road DSS (4350) and Gellibrand Hill DSS (4358) have been converted to drainage strategies in consultation with the owners of the remaining developable land. No contribution rates will apply within the strategy boundaries, and no reimbursements for works will be applicable. This change is effective immediately.
4-Jul-2013 Amendment 579
Scheme Maps Preliminary rates for Amaroo Road DSS (4495) have now been approved and are effective in two months, and the boundary between Amaroo Road DSS (4495) and Craigieburn East DSS (4492) has been amended to reflect changed drainage patterns.
4-Jul-2013 Amendment 578
Contribution Rates Preliminary rates for Quandong Park DSS (7730) and Werribee River Lower DSS (8001) have now been approved and are effective immediately.
2-Jul-2013 Amendment 577
Contribution Rates The Preliminary rates for Attwood Creek DSS (4352), Colbert Creek DSS (3842) and Wollert DSS (4507) have now been approved and are effective in two months. The boundary of Wollert DS (4507) has been amended to reflect changed drainage patterns.
2-Jul-2013 Amendment 576
Contribution Rates The Grantville Township DSS (3843) has been converted to a drainage strategy in consultation with the owners of the remaining developable land. No contribution rates will apply within the strategy boundary, and no reimbursements for works will be applicable. This change is effective immediately. The Manor Lakes DSS (7742) has been converted to a drainage strategy in consultation with the owners of the remaining developable land. No contribution rates will apply within the strategy boundary, and no reimbursements for works will be applicable. This change is effective immediately. The Quarry Hills DSS (4560) has been converted to a drainage strategy in consultation with the owners of the remaining developable land. No contribution rates will apply within the strategy boundary, and no reimbursements for works will be applicable. This change is effective immediately.
2-Jul-2013 Amendment 575
Contribution Rates Kalkallo Creek DSS (6550) has been converted into three new schemes, Kalkallo Creek DSS (6550), Kalkallo Township DSS (6553) and Merrifield Estate Strategy (6552). Preliminary rates have been approved for Kalkallo Creek DSS (6550) and Kalkallo Township DSS (6553) and apply immediately. Merrifield Estate Strategy has been developed in consultation with the owners of the developable land. No contribution rates will apply within this strategy boundary, and no reimbursements for works will be applicable. This strategy is effective immediately.
2-Jul-2013 Amendment 574
Contribution Rates The establishment and final rates of Beveridge East DSS (6513) and Diggers Rest West (4183) have been approved, and will be effective in two months.
2-Jul-2013 Amendment 573
Contribution Rates Houdini Drive Strategy (4154) is a new drainage strategy in the City of Melton, and has been developed in consultation with the owners of the developable land. No contribution rates will apply within the strategy boundaries, and no reimbursements for works will be applicable. This strategy is effective immediately.
2-Jul-2013 Amendment 572
Contribution Rates Clyde Creek DSS (2370) is a new Greenfield scheme in the City of Casey. Interim contribution rates apply immediately.
1-Jul-2013 Amendment 571
General From the 1st July 2013 Melbourne Water ceases to collecting contributions in Redevelopment Service Scheme areas. Melbourne Water is working with government departments and agencies to implement at source solutions in regards to stormwater runoff. For further information please contact Melbourne Water on 9679 7517.
27-Jun-2013 Amendment 570
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Baxter East DSS (2324) and Cardinia Industrial DSS (1510) have increased and are effective in two months.
27-Jun-2013 Amendment 569
Scheme Maps The boundaries of Ferris Road DSS (8228) and Melton South DSS (8229) have been amended to reflect changed drainage conditions
27-Jun-2013 Amendment 568
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Melton South DSS (8229) and Ti-Tree Creek DSS (0619) have increased and are effective in two months.
24-Jun-2013 Amendment 567
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Ferris Road DSS (8228) have increased and are effective in two months.
19-Jun-2013 Amendment 566
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Lower Carrum Downs DSS (1208) and Perry Road DSS (1140) have increased and are effective in two months.
12-Jun-2013 Amendment 565
Scheme Maps The boundary of Edgars Creek DSS (4440) has been amended to reflect changed drainage conditions
12-Jun-2013 Amendment 564
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Edgars Creek DSS (4440) have increased and are effective in two months.
22-May-2013 Amendment 563
Scheme Maps The boundary between Monahans Road DSS (0701) and Cranbourne West DSS (0707) has been amended to reflect changed drainage conditions.
9-May-2013 Amendment 562
Scheme Maps Romsey DS has been re-numbered from 6681 to 6682. This change is for administrative reasons only Knox Road Strategy (6378) is a new drainage strategy in the Shire of Macedon Ranges that has been created from part of the existing Romsey DS (8001). This strategy has been developed in consultation with the owners of the developable land. No contribution rates will apply within this strategy boundary, and no reimbursements for works will be applicable. This strategy is effective immediately.
2-May-2013 Amendment 561
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Hallam Valley DSS (0608) have increased and are effective in two months.
1-May-2013 Amendment 560
General From the 1st July 2013, Melbourne Water will cease to collect contributions in Redevelopment Service Scheme areas. Melbourne Water is working with government departments and agencies to implement at source solutions in regards to stormwater runoff. Plan of Subdivision referrals and Non Works applications in Redevelopment Service Scheme areas received up until this date will continue to be subject to these charges. For further information please contact Melbourne Water on 9679 7517.
29-Apr-2013 Amendment 559
Contribution Rates The Preliminary rates for New Gisborne DSS (6985) have now been approved. They have increased and are effective in two months.
23-Apr-2013 Amendment 558
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for the following schemes have increased and are effective in two months. Central Creek DSS (6851), Eastern Drain DSS (1603), Kennedy Creek DSS (1604), Pakenham Creek DSS (1602), South Morang DSS (4628), Upper Brodies Creek DSS (4381), Upper Gum Scrub Creek DSS (1403) and Warringine Creek DSS (2221).
22-Apr-2013 Amendment 557
Policies Melbourne Water has updated its engineering fees policy.
22-Apr-2013 Amendment 556
Scheme Maps Oakbank DSS (8007) and Spring Plains Road DSS (8018) are new Greenfield schemes in the City of Wyndham that have been created from part of the existing Werribee River Lower DSS (8001). Interim rates apply in these schemes immediately.
19-Apr-2013 Amendment 555
Forms Melbourne Water has updated a number of the certification statements and checklists which are used as part of the land development process. These are found in the Forms section of the LDM website. http://ldm.melbournewater.com.au/content/forms/forms.asp
15-Apr-2013 Amendment 554
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Gomms Road DSS (2327) have increased and are effective in two months.
10-Apr-2013 Amendment 553
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Glasscocks Road DSS (0710), Pakenham West DSS (1507) and Taylors Creek DSS (6531) have increased and are effective in two months.
4-Apr-2013 Amendment 552
Scheme Maps Edgars Creek West DSS (4439), Edgars Creek East DSS (4449) and English Street DSS (6505) are new Greenfield schemes in the City of Whittlesea. Interim contribution rates apply in these schemes immediately.
4-Apr-2013 Amendment 551
Scheme Maps The boundary of Taylors Hill West DSS (4150) has been amended to reflect changed drainage patterns.
3-Apr-2013 Amendment 550
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Cardinia Road Drain DSS (1502) and Taylors Hill West DSS (4150) have increased and are effective in two months.
26-Mar-2013 Amendment 549
Contribution Rates The Preliminary rates for Lockerbie DSS (6500) have now been approved. They have increased and are effective in two months.
13-Mar-2013 Amendment 548
General Melbourne Water has added a new Best Practice Guide for Resetting Sediment Ponds (PDF, 7.73mb).
6-Mar-2013 Amendment 547
Scheme Maps Grantville DSS (3841) has been converted into three new schemes, Colbert Creek DSS (3842), Grantville Township DSS (3843) and Stanley Road DSS (3844). Preliminary rates have been approved for Stanley Road DSS (3844) and apply immediately. Colbert Creek DSS (3842) and Grantville Township DSS (3843) remain on Interim rates.
1-Mar-2013 Amendment 546
Contribution Rates The Preliminary rates for Beveridge East DSS (6513), Diggers Rest West DSS (4183) and Strathaird Park DSS (8017) have now been approved. They have increased and therefore will be effective in two months. The Preliminary rates for and Wollahra Rise DSS (8009) have now been approved. They have decreased and therefore will be effective immediately.
26-Feb-2013 Amendment 545
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Mernda Central DS (4635) have increased and are effective in two months.
21-Feb-2013 Amendment 544
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Burgess Street DSS (4115) and Collard Drive DSS (4642) have increased and are effective in two months.
18-Feb-2013 Amendment 543
Scheme Maps The boundary of Cardinia Road Drain DSS (1502) and Upper Gum Scrub Creek DSS (1403) has been amended to reflect changed drainage conditions:
18-Feb-2013 Amendment 542
Scheme Maps Broad Street Drain Upper DSS (4352) has been converted into three new schemes, Section Road DSS (4350), Attwood Creek DSS (4352) and Gellibrand Hill DSS (4358). Interim rates apply in these schemes immediately.
6-Feb-2013 Amendment 541
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for the following schemes have increased and are effective in two months: Cranbourne West DSS (0707), Collison Road DSS (2371), Bunyip West DSS, (2883), Steele Creek DSS (4230) and Hogans Road DSS (8090)
30-Jan-2013 Amendment 540
Policies Melbourne Water has recently completed an industry-supported revision of its works cost estimating rates. The rates are used by Melbourne Water for estimating and reviewing the cost of development services schemes.
21-Jan-2013 Amendment 539
Scheme Maps Lockerbie East DSS (6508) is a new Greenfield scheme in the Cities of Mitchell and Whittlesea that has been created from part of the existing Lockerbie DSS (6500). The new scheme is in the north-east reimbursement region, which has lower Interim contribution rates. The new rates are effective immediately.
3-Jan-2013 Amendment 538
Scheme Maps The boundaries of Dry Creek Upper DSS (4050), Truganina DSS (4060), and Woods Road DSS (4069) have been amended to reflect changed drainage conditions.
4-Dec-2012 Amendment 537
Scheme Maps Amaroo Road DSS (4495), Brookville Drive DSS (6502) and Craigieburn East DSS (4492) are new Greenfield schemes in the City of Hume. Interim contribution rates apply in these schemes immediately.
19-Nov-2012 Amendment 536
General Melbourne Water has updated its Maintenance Agreements package. The package contains a template and a sample of a completed Maintenance Agreement.
13-Nov-2012 Amendment 535
Scheme Maps Werribee River Lower DSS (8001) is a new Greenfield scheme in the City of Wyndham. Interim contribution rates apply in this scheme immediately.
7-Nov-2012 Amendment 534
Scheme Maps Balfour Road DSS (2640) is a new Greenfield scheme in the Shire of Baw Baw. Interim contribution rates apply in this scheme immediately.
7-Nov-2012 Amendment 533
Scheme Maps King Parrot Creek DSS (2912) is a new Greenfield scheme in the Shire of Baw Baw. Interim contribution rates apply in this scheme immediately.
7-Nov-2012 Amendment 532
Scheme Maps The boundary of Diggers Rest West DSS (4183) has been amended to reflect changed drainage patterns.
7-Nov-2012 Amendment 531
Scheme Maps Quandong Park DSS (7730) is a new Greenfield scheme in the City of Wyndham. Interim contribution rates apply in this scheme immediately.
7-Nov-2012 Amendment 530
Scheme Maps The boundary of Broad Street Drain Upper DSS (4352) has been amended to reflect changed drainage conditions
5-Nov-2012 Amendment 529
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Bowen Road DSS (1124) have increased and are effective in two months.
31-Oct-2012 Amendment 528
Scheme Maps Dry Creek Upper DSS (4050), Truganina DSS (4060) and Woods Road DSS (4069) are new Greenfield schemes in the Shire of Melton and the City of Wyndham. Interim contribution rates apply in these schemes immediately.
31-Oct-2012 Amendment 527
Scheme Maps The boundaries of Kalkallo Creek DSS (6550) and Donnybrook DSS (6551) have been amended to reflect changed drainage conditions.
23-Oct-2012 Amendment 526
Scheme Maps The boundary of Davis Creek DSS (8010) has been amended to reflect changed drainage patterns.
15-Oct-2012 Amendment 525
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for O'Neil Road DSS (1306) have increased and are effective in two months.
11-Oct-2012 Amendment 524
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Upper Carrum Downs DSS (1209) have increased and are effective in two months.
27-Sep-2012 Amendment 523
General The new Clearwater C56 Tool is an online interactive decision pathway designed to assist water practitioners and consultants understand and assess whether Clause 56.07-4 applies to a residential subdivision within Victoria. The C56 Tool is a Clearwater initiative developed in collaboration with Melbourne Water, Department for Sustainability & Environment (DSE) and Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV). It draws together existing guidelines and resources and promotes a consistent application of the Clause. Key features of the tool include:
  • central hub for guidance, related resources/links such as the Melbourne Water Land Development Manual and Regional Infrastructure Design Manual
  • useful suite of technical fact sheets, including WSUD treatment options
  • user friendly with quick and easy navigation
There is an upcoming opportunity to learn about the C56 Tool and Clause 56.07-4 review: Clearwater Hot Topics: Integrated Water Management Clause 56.07-4 and Beyond Friday November 16th 9:00am – 1:30pm Delivered in partnership with Melbourne Water, this half day session provides a unique opportunity to hear how Clause 56.07 is currently being implemented and to inform how any extension of the clause to other zones is approached. The day will feature an expert panel with Q&A, facilitated peer-to-peer discussion, and short presentations from State Government representatives.
27-Sep-2012 Amendment 522
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Berwick South DSS (0615) have increased and are effective in two months.
25-Sep-2012 Amendment 521
General Melbourne Water is pleased to release its 2011/12 Development Planning Annual Report: Achieving Sustainable Urban Development (PDF, 1.29mb). Our Development Planning team works in partnership with the development industry and local government to provide infrastructure in urban areas that can protect water quality and the environment, and achieve appropriate flood protection. During 2011/12, we received $53.6 million in contributions from developers. These contributions funded a range of infrastructure and water quality projects, as shown in the report. The report highlights how we are working collaboratively on projects that contribute to community wellbeing through improvements to water quality and the environment. With the development industry and local government, we are all working together to ensure a sustainable water future. Comments on the report are encouraged so that Melbourne Water can use this feedback to ensure the next annual report is improved and provide information that industry will find useful and informative.
24-Sep-2012 Amendment 520
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Colemans Road DSS (0705A) and Koo Wee Rup DSS (3821) have increased and are effective in two months.
20-Sep-2012 Amendment 519
General We are redeveloping our website to make it easier for you to access the information you need from Melbourne Water. As part of this project, we are improving the 'Planning and Building' section and incorporating the Land Development Manual and Water Sensitive Urban Design sites into our main website - melbournewater.com.au. Planning and Building will form one of the main 5 sections of the website and provide you with better online service. Improved navigation will speed up feasibility checks and provide easy-access to:
  • flood level advice
  • online applications for buildover and stormwater connections
  • standard conditions for works
  • information on Water Sensitive Urban Design treatments and more.
As a key user of our Planning and Building content, please provide your feedback on the proposed structure by completing this survey by 4 October. Thank you in advance for your feedback. Melbourne Water
14-Sep-2012 Amendment 518
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Roxburgh Park (Patullos Lane) DSS (4478), Roxburgh Park (Coopers Road) DSS (4479) and Roxburgh Park (Craigieburn South) DSS (4487) have increased and are effective in two months.
13-Sep-2012 Amendment 517
Contribution Rates This is part 2 of a 2 part amendment The contribution rates for all inactive schemes have been increased by an annual CPI rise of 1.585% in line with Melbourne Water policy. This rate rise will be effective in two months. As per the Principles & Procedures - Financial Review of Development Services Schemes (May 2012), an 'inactive' scheme is defined as one where development is 90% complete or greater. Schemes in this category are no longer subjected to financial reviews, as seeking full cost-recovery could create significant cross-subsidy burdens on remaining developers through escalated prices on a small number of land owners. The rates of these schemes are instead increased by CPI annually, except for those which are in economic surplus, until such time as the schemes are considered 'complete'. The affected schemes are as follows: Edithvale Road DSS (1110), Ballarto Road DSS (1202), Langwarrin DSS (1204), Valley Road DSS (1231), Manuka Road DSS (1301), Baxter West DSS (2323), Somerville DSS (2328), Tarneit Creek DSS (4079) and Derrimut DSS (4100).
13-Sep-2012 Amendment 516
Contribution Rates This is part 1 of a 2 part amendment The contribution rates for all inactive schemes have been increased by an annual CPI rise of 1.585% in line with Melbourne Water policy. This rate rise will be effective in two months. As per the Principles & Procedures - Financial Review of Development Services Schemes (May 2012), an 'inactive' scheme is defined as one where development is 90% complete or greater. Schemes in this category are no longer subjected to financial reviews, as seeking full cost-recovery could create significant cross-subsidy burdens on remaining developers through escalated prices on a small number of land owners. The rates of these schemes are instead increased by CPI annually, except for those which are in economic surplus, until such time as the schemes are considered 'complete'. The affected schemes are as follows: Vermont South DSS (0312), Koomba Road DSS (0314), Hallam North Road DSS (0501), Princes Domain DSS (0601), Troups Creek East Branch DSS (0610), Narre Warren Township DSS (0611), Homestead Road DSS (0613), O'Sheas Road DSS (0614), Berwick Township DSS (0616), Lyndhurst South DSS (0704), Carrum Lowlands DSS (1101), Gartsides South DSS (1107)
12-Sep-2012 Amendment 515
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Crib Point DSS (2251) and Cherry Creek DSS (4101) have increased and are effective in two months.
31-Aug-2012 Amendment 514
Scheme Maps The boundaries of the following schemes have been amended to reflect changed drainage conditions: Beveridge East DSS (6513) Quarry Hill DSS (4560) Wollert DSS (4507)
16-Aug-2012 Amendment 513
Scheme Maps The boundary between Kalkallo Creek DSS (6550) and Lockerbie DSS (6500) has been amended to reflect changed drainage patterns. The boundary of Strathaird Park DSS (8017) has been amended to reflect changed drainage patterns.
10-Aug-2012 Amendment 512
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Braeside South DSS (1128) have increased and are effective in two months.
8-Aug-2012 Amendment 511
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Ordish Road South DSS (0508) and Skeleton Creek East DSS (4073) have increased and are effective in two months.
26-Jul-2012 Amendment 510
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Dohertys Drain DSS (4088) have increased and are effective in two months.
25-Jul-2012 Amendment 509
Scheme Maps The boundaries between Beveridge East DSS (6513), Kalkallo Creek DSS (6550) and Lockerbie DSS (6500) have been amended to reflect changed drainage patterns.
25-Jul-2012 Amendment 508
Scheme Maps The boundary of Davis Creek East DSS (8015) has been amended to reflect changed drainage patterns.
24-Jul-2012 Amendment 507
Policies Application fees for buildovers, crossings and stormwater connections have increased for 2012/13 and will be effective immediately. You can view these fees on the Melbourne Water LDM website.
18-Jul-2012 Amendment 506
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Exford Road DSS (8230) have decreased and are effective immediately. The contribution rates for Hallam South DSS (0602) and Glasscocks Road West DSS (0706) have increased and will be effective in two months.
13-Jul-2012 Amendment 505
General Please accept our apologies if you received multiple copies of an old Land Development Manual amendment notification. This was caused by testing of proposed upgrades to the LDM website, and measures have been taken to ensure this does not happen again.
12-Jul-2012 Amendment 504
Contribution Rates The upper catchment areas of Skeleton Creek South DSS (4070) and Point Cook DSS (8075) have been converted into two new strategies, Hacketts Road Strategy (4070B) and Upper Point Cook Strategy (8076). These strategies been developed in consultation with the owners of the developable land. No contribution rates will apply within these strategy boundaries, and no reimbursements for works will be applicable. These strategies are effective immediately. Officer South DSS (1304) is a new Greenfield scheme in the Shire of Cardinia. Interim contribution rates apply in this scheme immediately.
10-Jul-2012 Amendment 503
Contribution Rates Cook Drain DSS (3054) and Thompsons Drain DSS (3076) are new Greenfield schemes in the Shire of Baw Baw. Interim contribution rates apply in these schemes immediately. Lower Gum Scrub Creek DSS (1402) is a new Greenfield scheme in the Shire of Cardinia. Interim contribution rates apply in this scheme immediately.
5-Jul-2012 Amendment 502
Contribution Rates The final rates for McNamara Road DSS (2855) have now been approved. There is no change from the preliminary rates apart from the ratio of the hydraulic and water quality components. The final rates for Harpers Creek DSS (6814) have now been approved and will be effective in two months.
28-Jun-2012 Amendment 501
Contribution Rates Griffith Street Strategy (8106) is a new drainage strategy in the Shire of Moorabool, and has been developed in consultation with the owners of the developable land. No contribution rates will apply within the strategy boundaries, and no reimbursements for works will be applicable. This strategy is effective immediately.
28-Jun-2012 Amendment 500
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Lyndhurst DSS (0711) and Kayes Drain DSS (4090) have increased and are effective in two months. The Final rates for Botanic Ridge DSS (2352) have now been approved and will be effective in two months.
27-Jun-2012 Amendment 499
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Forsyth Road Drain DSS (4077) and Dry Creek DSS (4621) have increased and are effective in two months. The boundary of Dry Creek DSS (4621) has been amended to reflect changed drainage patterns.
27-Jun-2012 Amendment 498
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Skeleton Creek East DSS (4073) have decreased and are effective immediately.
26-Jun-2012 Amendment 497
Contribution Rates Abrehart Road Strategy (1612) is a new drainage strategy in the City of Cardinia, and has been developed in consultation with the owners of the developable land. No contribution rates will apply within the strategy boundaries, and no reimbursements for works will be applicable. This strategy is effective immediately. The establishment and final rate of Greenvale West DSS (4380) has been approved. The contribution rate is effective in two months. The contribution rates for Point Cook DSS (8075) have increased and are effective in two months.
19-Jun-2012 Amendment 496
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Lyndhurst North DSS (0705) have increased and are effective in two months.
19-Jun-2012 Amendment 495
Scheme Maps The boundary between Cheetham Creek DSS (4047) and Point Cook DSS (8075) has been amended to reflect changed drainage patterns.
18-Jun-2012 Amendment 494
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Laverton Creek DSS (4080), Burgess Street DSS (4115) and Upper Hendersons Creek DSS (4532) have increased and are effective in two months.
14-Jun-2012 Amendment 493
General Draft 2013 Water Plan - Land Development
Melbourne Water’s draft 2013 Water Plan has been prepared for consultation. It summarises the outcomes, actions and expenditure that Melbourne Water is proposing to undertake over the next five year pricing period (2013-14 to 2017-18) for wholesale water, sewerage, recycled water and waterways and drainage services in the Port Phillip and Westernport region.
Through its draft 2013 Water Plan, Melbourne Water proposes to continue with its current approach for setting developer charges in Development Services Schemes. Development Services Schemes provide important price signals to developers and are an equitable means of sharing the costs of drainage infrastructure for urban development in the short to long term.
You can comment on any aspects of the draft 2013 Water Plan. A full copy of the draft 2013 Water Plan can be found at melbournewater.com.au/2013waterplan.
Feedback can be made:
Online – via our online feedback form at melbournewater.com.au/2013waterplan
Email - to 2013waterplan@melbournewater.com.au, or
Post - 2013 Water Plan, Melbourne Water, PO Box 4342, Melbourne VIC 3001
All responses should be provided by 20 July 2012. We will use your feedback to develop a final 2013 Water Plan which will be submitted to the independent pricing regulator – the Essential Services Commission (ESC) - in September 2012.
7-Jun-2012 Amendment 492
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Broad Gully DSS (4653) have increased and are effective in two months.
5-Jun-2012 Amendment 491
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Abey Road DSS (8226) and Ferris Road DSS (8228) have increased and are effective in two months.
24-May-2012 Amendment 490
Contribution Rates The Final rates for Masons Lane DSS (8504) have now been approved and will be effective immediately. The boundary of this scheme has also been amended to reflect changed drainage conditions.
23-May-2012 Amendment 489
General From 1 June 2012, Melbourne Water's corporate office is relocating to 990 Latrobe Street, Docklands. The actual move date for the Development Planning team is 8 June. All our current phone numbers will be diverted to the new numbers for the next six months, and we'll be letting you know our new numbers shortly. We look forward to welcoming you to our new building. Further details including a map showing our new location can be found at http://www.melbournewater.com.au/moveto990.
21-May-2012 Amendment 488
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Shogaki Drive DSS (4173) have increased and are effective in two months.
17-May-2012 Amendment 487
Scheme Maps 1. Warning - interim rates should not be relied upon for development feasibility purposes as the final rate may be significantly higher.
15-May-2012 Amendment 486
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for the following schemes have increased and are effective in two months. Ordish Road North DSS (0201) McGregor Road DSS (1501) Findon Creek DSS (4535) Doreen DSS (4681) Laurimar DSS (6001)
9-May-2012 Amendment 485
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Mernda South DSS (4634) have increased and are effective in two months.
2-May-2012 Amendment 484
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Kinlora DSS (2326) have increased and are effective in two months.
26-Apr-2012 Amendment 483
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Deep Creek South DSS (1601) have increased and are effective in two months. The contribution rates for Mernda North DSS (6004) have decreased and are effective immediately.
26-Apr-2012 Amendment 482
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Collard Drive DSS (4642) have increased and are effective in two months.
24-Apr-2012 Amendment 481
Contribution Rates The Final rates for Clyde North DSS (1310) have now been approved and will be effective in two months. Please note the contribution rate change pending (as per Amendment 469 on 14 Mar 2012) is now superseded by these new contribution rates and effective date. The Preliminary rates for Wattletree Road DSS (2854) have now been approved and will be effective in two months. Kororoit Creek Upper DSS (4140) and Leakes Road DSS (4168) are new Greenfield schemes in the City of Melton. Interim contribution rates apply in these schemes immediately. Broad Street Drain Upper DSS (4352) is a new Greenfield scheme in the City of Hume. Interim contribution rates apply in this scheme immediately. Beveridge East DSS (6513) is a new Greenfield scheme in the Shire of Mitchell and the City of Whittlesea. Interim contribution rates apply in this scheme immediately. Wollahra Rise DSS (8009) and Strathaird Park DSS (8017) are new Greenfield schemes in the City of Wyndham. Interim contribution rates apply in these schemes immediately.
11-Apr-2012 Amendment 480
Contribution Rates Ballan North West DSS (8101), Gosling Street Drain DSS (8144) and Ballan South West DSS (8146) are new Greenfield schemes in the Shire of Moorabool. Interim contribution rates apply in these schemes from 11 Jun 2012. The contribution rates for the following schemes have increased and are effective in two months: Upper Bungalook Creek DSS (0404) Edrington Park DSS (1316) Sayers Drain DSS (4072) Pedder Street Drain DSS (7726)
5-Apr-2012 Amendment 479
Contribution Rates An administrative error led to the rate for Edgars Creek DSS (4440) being incorrectly calculated. The correct future contribution rates are now in place on the LDM. The effective date for the rate change remains the same.
5-Apr-2012 Amendment 478
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Keysborough South DSS (1115) and Edgars Creek DSS (4440) have increased and are effective in two months.
4-Apr-2012 Amendment 477
Scheme Maps The boundary of Roxburgh Park (Patullos Lane) DSS (4478) has been amended to reflect changed drainage conditions.
28-Mar-2012 Amendment 476
Contribution Rates Botanic Ridge DSS (2352) is a new Greenfield scheme in the City of Casey. Preliminary contribution rates apply in this scheme from 27 May 2012. Preliminary contribution rates have been approved for Brodies Creek DSS (4365) and Cairns Drive DSS (8510) and will be effective in two months. The final rates for Davis Creek East DSS (8015) have now been approved and will be effective in two months. Please note the contribution rate change pending for Brodies Creek DSS (as per Amendment 471 on 15 Mar 2012) is now superseded by these new contribution rates and effective date.
28-Mar-2012 Amendment 475
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for the following schemes have increased and are effective in two months: Troups Creek West DSS (0606) Golf Links Road DSS (0629) Alfred Road DSS (7701) Werribee West Drain DSS (7716)
27-Mar-2012 Amendment 474
Scheme Maps The boundary between Aitken Creek DSS (4480) and Malcolm Creek Strategy (4490) has been amended to reflect changed drainage patterns.
26-Mar-2012 Amendment 473
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Ti-Tree Creek DSS (0619), Lower Carrum Downs DSS (1208) and Aitken Creek DSS (4480) have increased and are effective in two months.
22-Mar-2012 Amendment 472
Scheme Maps The boundary of McGregor Road DSS (1501) has been amended to reflect changed drainage patterns.
15-Mar-2012 Amendment 471
Contribution Rates Melbourne Water has reviewed its Interim contribution rates for greenfield schemes. This review has involved consultation and support from the Drainage Scheme Review Group, which includes a number of industry representatives. The new rates are: West Region - $53,000/ha hydraulic, $11,000/ha WQ* North East Region - $48,000/ha hydraulic, $11,000/ha WQ* South East Region - $60,000/ha hydraulic, $11,000/ha WQ* * WQ rate applies only in schemes where 'at source' water quality treatment is not a requirement. A standard interim contribution rate is applied when work commences on preparation of a new scheme, and applies until either a preliminary rate (forecast final rate) or a final rate is adopted. The interim contribution rate is intended to be 'typical' of the final rates applied in greenfield schemes. The new interim rates were determined based on the average of final rates adopted in recent schemes. Note that developers should not rely on any interim contribution rate for undertaking development feasibility assessments as catchment specific issues may result in a higher final rate. This contribution rate change is effective in two months' time. The affected schemes are Grasmere Creek DSS (1302), Abrehart Road DSS (1612), Bunyip Township DSS (2881), Grantville DSS (3841), Yuroke Creek DSS (4360), Brodies Creek DSS (4365), Kalkallo Creek DSS (6550), Romsey DSS (6681), Riddells Creek DSS (6961), New Gisborne DSS (6985) and Davis Creek DSS (8010).
15-Mar-2012 Amendment 470
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Rockleigh Park DSS (0518) and Chandler Road DSS (1103) have increased and are effective in two months.
14-Mar-2012 Amendment 469
Contribution Rates Clyde North DSS (1310) is a new Greenfield scheme in the City of Casey, and McNamara Road DSS (2855) is a new Greenfield scheme in the Shire of Cardinia. Preliminary contribution rates apply to these schemes from 13 May 2012.
22-Feb-2012 Amendment 468
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Skeleton Creek South DSS (4070) have increased and are effective in two months.
10-Feb-2012 Amendment 467
Scheme Maps The boundary of Harpers Creek DSS (6814) has been amended to reflect changed drainage patterns.
9-Feb-2012 Amendment 466
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for the following schemes have increased and are effective in two months: Hallam Valley DSS (0608) Gartsides North DSS (1111) Upper Carrum Downs DSS (1209) Baxter East DSS (2324) Gomms Road DSS (2327) Black Flat Road DSS (6071)
1-Feb-2012 Amendment 465
Technical Guidelines Melbourne Water has added three new sections to 5.3 Designing for Stormwater Conveyance, covering Structural Design, Additional Design Considerations, and Plan Contents.
19-Jan-2012 Amendment 464
Contribution Rates The applicability of Low-Density Residential contribution rates in the following schemes has been clarified: Baxter East DSS (2324) Gomms Road DSS (2327) Somerville DSS (2328) Langwarrin South DSS (2331)
18-Jan-2012 Amendment 463
General Tonimbuk Road Strategy (2856) is a new drainage strategy in the Shire of Cardinia that has been created from part of the existing McNamara Road DSS (2855). No contribution rates will apply within the strategy boundary, and no reimbursements for works will be applicable. This strategy is effective immediately.
12-Jan-2012 Amendment 462
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Kings Creek DSS (2231) have increased and are effective in two months.
11-Jan-2012 Amendment 461
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for the following schemes have increased and are effective in two months: Perry Road DSS (1140) Cardinia Industrial DSS (1510) Pakenham Creek DSS (1602) Eastern Drain DSS (1603) Kennedy Creek DSS (1604) South Morang DSS (4628)
11-Jan-2012 Amendment 460
Contribution Rates Grantville DSS (3841) is a new Greenfield scheme in the Shire of Bass Coast. Interim contribution rates apply in this scheme effective immediately.
9-Jan-2012 Amendment 459
Contribution Rates The establishment and final rate of Glasscocks Road DSS (0710) in the City of Greater Dandenong has been approved, and the contribution rate is effective immediately. The final rates for Officer DSS (1315), Upper Brodies Creek DSS (4381) and Central Creek DSS (6851) have been approved and will be effective in two months.
2-Jan-2012 Amendment 458
Scheme Maps The boundary between Lower Carrum Downs DSS (1208) and Upper Carrum Downs DSS (1209) has been amended to reflect changed drainage patterns.
29-Dec-2011 Amendment 457
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Pakenham West DSS (1507) and Steele Creek DSS (4230) have increased and are effective in two months.
22-Dec-2011 Amendment 456
General Melbourne Water is pleased to release its 2010/11 Development Planning Annual Report: Achieving Sustainable Urban Development (PDF, 1.85mb). Our Development Planning team works in partnership with the development industry and local government to provide infrastructure in urban areas that can protect water quality and the environment, and achieve appropriate flood protection. During 2010/11, we received $51.9 million in contributions from developers. These contributions funded a range of infrastructure and water quality projects, as shown in the report. The report highlights how we are working collaboratively on projects that contribute to community wellbeing through improvements to water quality and the environment. With the development industry and local government, we are all working together to ensure a sustainable water future. Comments on the report are encouraged so that Melbourne Water can use this feedback to ensure the next annual report is improved and provide information that industry will find useful and informative.
25-Nov-2011 Amendment 455
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Cranbourne West DSS (0707) have increased and are effective in two months.
22-Nov-2011 Amendment 454
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Warringine Creek DSS (2221), Kayes Drain DSS (4090) and Mernda Central DSS (4635) have increased and are effective in two months.
7-Nov-2011 Amendment 453
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for the following schemes have increased and are effective in two months: Hall Road DSS (0714) Collison Road DSS (2371) Taylors Hill West DSS (4150) Hogans Road DSS (8090)
27-Oct-2011 Amendment 452
Contribution Rates An administrative error led to the future rates for Donnybrook DSS (6551) being incorrectly calculated. The correct future contribution rates are now in place on the LDM. The effective date for the rate change remains the same.
26-Oct-2011 Amendment 451
Contribution Rates The final rates for Taylors Creek East DSS (6529) have now been approved and will be effective in two months. Preliminary contribution rates have been approved for Donnybrook DSS (6551) and will be effective in two months.
8-Sep-2011 Amendment 450
Scheme Maps The boundary of Central Creek DSS (6851) has been amended to reflect changed drainage patterns.
1-Sep-2011 Amendment 449
Forms Melbourne Water has updated its As Constructed Survey Certification Checklist.
18-Aug-2011 Amendment 448
Contribution Rates The final rates for Junction Village DSS (2363) have now been approved, and will be effective in two months.
16-Aug-2011 Amendment 447
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Glasscocks Road West DSS (0706) and Koo Wee Rup DSS (3821) have increased and are effective in two months.
16-Aug-2011 Amendment 446
General Melbourne Water has developed the Flora and Fauna Survey Assessment Documents to assist Melbourne Water's employees and stakeholders (land developers, contractors and consultants) decide if a project requires a flora and fauna survey, assists to identify relevant legislative commitments and provides a consistent method for surveys and reporting. Flora & fauna survey standards for plants, birds, mammals, amphibians & reptiles are covered. This document can be viewed on the Melbourne Water LDM website.
8-Aug-2011 Amendment 445
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for the following schemes have increased and are effective in two months: Ordish Road North DSS (0201) Ordish Road South DSS (0508) Lyndhurst North DSS (0705) Bowen Road DSS (1124) Braeside South DSS (1128) Potts Road West DSS (1222) O'Neil Road DSS (1306) Skeleton Creek East DSS (4073) Burgess Street DSS (4115) Upper Hendersons Creek DSS (4532) Gorge Road DSS (4615) Broad Gully DSS (4653)
21-Jul-2011 Amendment 444
Scheme Maps The boundary of Davis Creek DSS (8010) has been amended to reflect changed drainage patterns.
19-Jul-2011 Amendment 443
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Hallam South DSS (0602) have increased and are effective in two months.
18-Jul-2011 Amendment 442
Policies Application fees for buildovers, crossings and stormwater connections have increased and will be effective from July 1 2011. You can view these fees on the Melbourne Water LDM website.
5-Jul-2011 Amendment 441
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Cardinia Road Drain DSS (1502) have decreased and are effective immediately. The contribution rates for Tarneit Creek DSS (4079) have increased and are effective in two months. The final rates for Shogaki Drive DSS (4173) have now been approved, and will be effective in two months.
30-Jun-2011 Amendment 440
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Dohertys Drain DSS (4088) have increased and are effective in two months. Preliminary contribution rates have been approved for Upper Brodies Creek DSS (4381) and Central Creek DSS (6851), and will be effective in two months. The final rates for the following schemes have now been approved, and will be effective in two months: Abey Road DSS (8226) Ferris Road DSS (8228) Melton South DSS (8229) Exford Road DSS (8230)
24-Jun-2011 Amendment 439
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for the following schemes have increased and are effective in two months: Golf Links Road DSS (0629) Lower Carrum Downs DSS (1208) Langwarrin South DSS (2331) Forsyth Road DSS (4077)
23-Jun-2011 Amendment 438
Scheme Maps The boundary of Dohertys Drain DSS (4088) has been amended in various places to reflect changed drainage patterns. This boundary change also affects the adjoining schemes Forsyth Road DSS (4077), Laverton RAAF DS (4077A) and Laverton Creek DSS (4080).
22-Jun-2011 Amendment 437
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for the following schemes have increased and are effective in two months: Rockleigh Park DSS (0518) Princes Domain DSS (0601) Kings Creek DSS (2231) Skeleton Creek South DSS (4070) Aitken Creek DSS (4480)
14-Jun-2011 Amendment 436
Scheme Maps The boundary between Upper Brodies Creek DSS (4381) and Yuroke Creek DSS (4360) has been amended to reflect changed drainage patterns.
9-Jun-2011 Amendment 435
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Mernda South DSS (4634) have increased and are effective in two months.
9-Jun-2011 Amendment 434
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for the following schemes have increased, and are effective in two months: McGregor Road DSS (1501), Deep Creek South DSS (1601), Kinlora DSS (2326) and Collard Drive DSS (4642).
8-Jun-2011 Amendment 433
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Hallam Valley DSS (0608) and Crib Point DSS (2251) have increased and are effective in two months.
7-Jun-2011 Amendment 432
Technical Guidelines Melbourne Water has updated its Constructed Wetlands Guidelines 2010 (PDF, 1.78mb).
31-May-2011 Amendment 431
Contribution Rates The final rates for Cherry Creek DSS (4101) and Mt Cottrell Road DSS (4172) have been approved and will be effective in two months.
31-May-2011 Amendment 430
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Gartsides North DSS (1111) and Black Flat Road DSS (6071) have increased and are effective in two months.
30-May-2011 Amendment 429
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for the following schemes have increased and are effective in two months: Baxter East DSS (2324) Dry Creek DSS (4621) Doreen DSS (4681) Gomms Road DSS (2327) Keysborough South DSS (1115) Perry Road DSS (1140) Troups Creek West Branch DSS (0606)
24-May-2011 Amendment 428
Contribution Rates Masons Lane DSS (8504) is a new Greenfield scheme in the Shire of Moorabool. Preliminary contribution rates apply in this scheme from 25 July 2011.
24-May-2011 Amendment 427
Contribution Rates The establishment and final rate of Upper Gum Scrub Creek DSS (1403) and Bunyip West DSS (2883) have been approved, and will be effective in two months.
23-May-2011 Amendment 426
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Point Cook DSS (8075) have increased and are effective in two months.
6-May-2011 Amendment 425
Scheme Maps The boundary of McNamara Road DSS (2855) has been amended to reflect changed drainage patterns.
5-May-2011 Amendment 424
Scheme Maps The boundary of Central Creek DSS (6851) has been amended to reflect changed drainage patterns.
4-May-2011 Amendment 423
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Valley Road DSS (1231) have increased and are effective in two months.
29-Apr-2011 Amendment 422
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Cardinia Industrial DSS (1510) have increased and are effective in two months.
28-Apr-2011 Amendment 421
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for all inactive schemes (listed below) have been increased by an annual CPI rise of 2.888% in line with Melbourne Water policy. This rate rise will be effective in two months. An inactive scheme is defined as having all infrastructure works completed, but not all developer contributions received. It is intended that the contribution rate for all inactive schemes will increase by the CPI on an annual basis in the future. The seven affected schemes are: Vermont South DSS (0312), Koomba Road DSS (0314,) Troups Creek East Branch DSS (0610), Narre Warren Township DSS (0611), Homestead Road DSS (0613), Carrum Lowlands DSS (1101) and Manuka Road DSS (1301).
18-Apr-2011 Amendment 420
Scheme Maps The boundary of Mernda North DSS (6004) and Mernda South DSS (4634) have been amended to reflect changed drainage patterns.
15-Apr-2011 Amendment 419
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Laverton Creek DSS (4080) and Mernda North DSS (6004) have increased and are effective in two months.
30-Mar-2011 Amendment 418
Contribution Rates The establishment and final rate of Alfred Road DSS (7701), Werribee West Drain DSS (7716) and Pedder Street Drain DSS (7726) have been approved, and will be effective in two months.
30-Mar-2011 Amendment 417
General Please note: Amendment 416 incorrectly stated that Brodies Creek DSS (4365) will be adopting preliminary rates in two months time. This was meant to have read Greenvale West DSS (4380). Brodies Creek DSS (4365) will remain on interim rates until further notice.
30-Mar-2011 Amendment 416
General Brodies Creek DSS (4365) has been converted into four new schemes, Yuroke Creek DSS (4360), Brodies Creek DSS (4365), Greenvale West DSS (4380) and Upper Brodies Creek DSS (4381). A preliminary contribution rate has been approved for Brodies Creek DSS (4365) and is effective two months. The rates applicable in the remaining schemes are unchanged. Please note that all developments in these schemes are required to provide 'at source' water quality treatment.
22-Mar-2011 Amendment 415
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Pakenham Creek DSS (1602), Eastern Drain DSS (1603), Kennedy Creek DSS (1604) and Baxter West DSS (2323) have increased and are effective in two months.
22-Mar-2011 Amendment 414
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Hallam North Road DSS (0501) and Pakenham West DSS (1507) have increased and are effective in two months.
21-Mar-2011 Amendment 413
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Somerville DSS (2328) and South Morang DSS (4628) have increased and are effective in two months.
9-Mar-2011 Amendment 412
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Derrimut DSS (4100) have increased and are effective in two months.
9-Mar-2011 Amendment 411
Contribution Rates An error has been identified in Amendment 392 of 29 October 2010 concerning the contribution rates for Cherrys Creek DSS (4101). The rates have been corrected and are effective immediately.
7-Mar-2011 Amendment 410
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Ti-Tree Creek DSS (0619) have increased and are effective in two months.
3-Mar-2011 Amendment 409
Scheme Maps Junction Village DS (2363) is a new Greenfield scheme in the City of Casey. Preliminary contribution rates apply in this scheme from 3 May 2011.
2-Mar-2011 Amendment 408
Scheme Maps McNamara Road DSS (2855) is a new Greenfield scheme in the Shire of Cardinia that has been created from part of the existing Wattletree Road DSS (2854). There is no change to the contribution rates for this area.
22-Feb-2011 Amendment 407
Scheme Maps The boundary of Potts Road West DSS (1222) has been amended to reflect changed drainage patterns.
24-Jan-2011 Amendment 406
Scheme Maps The boundaries of Hogans Road DSS (8090) and Davis Creek (8010) have been amended to reflect changed drainage patterns.
17-Jan-2011 Amendment 405
Scheme Maps The boundaries of Alfred Road DSS (7701) and Black Forest Road DSS (7720) have been amended to reflect changed drainage patterns.
13-Jan-2011 Amendment 404
Contribution Rates Revised preliminary contributions rates for Bunyip West DSS (2883) have been approved and will be effective in two months.
5-Jan-2011 Amendment 403
Contribution Rates Revised preliminary contributions rates for Officer DSS (1315) have been approved and will be effective in two months, while new preliminary contribution rates have been approved for Davis Creek East DSS (8015) and will be effective in two months.
5-Jan-2011 Amendment 402
Scheme Maps Upper Gum Scrub Creek DSS (1403) is a new Greenfield scheme in the Shire of Cardinia that has been created from part of the existing Officer DSS (1315). There is no change to the contribution rates for this area.
5-Jan-2011 Amendment 401
Scheme Maps The boundary of Ti-Tree Creek DSS (0619) has been amended to reflect changed drainage patterns.
1-Jan-2011 Amendment 400
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Wiltonvale Creek DSS (4622) have increased and are effective in two months.
21-Dec-2010 Amendment 399
Scheme Maps The boundary of Edgars Creek DSS (4440) has been amended to reflect changed drainage patterns.
20-Dec-2010 Amendment 398
General Melbourne Water is pleased to release its 2009/10 Development Planning Annual Report: Achieving Sustainable Urban Development (PDF, 1.08mb). Our Development Planning team works in partnership with the development industry and local government to provide infrastructure in urban areas that can protect water quality and the environment, and achieve appropriate flood protection. During 2009/10, we received $44.3 million in contributions from developers. These contributions funded a range of infrastructure and water quality projects, as shown in the report. The report highlights how we are working collaboratively on projects that contribute to community wellbeing through improvements to water quality and the environment. With the development industry and local government, we are all working together to ensure a sustainable water future. Comments on the report are encouraged so that Melbourne Water can use this feedback to ensure the next annual report is improved and provide information that industry will find useful and informative.
17-Dec-2010 Amendment 397
Technical Guidelines Melbourne Water has updated its Guidelines for The Use of MUSIC (PDF 1.2mb) and also added new MUSIC Rainfall Templates (Zip 49kb).
17-Dec-2010 Amendment 396
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Edgars Creek DSS (4440) have increased and are effective in two months.
17-Dec-2010 Amendment 395
Policies Melbourne Water has recently completed an industry-supported revision of its works cost estimating rates. The rates are used by Melbourne Water for estimating and reviewing the cost of development services schemes.
15-Dec-2010 Amendment 394
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Sayers Drain DSS (4072) and Steele Creek DSS (4230) have increased and are effective in two months.
13-Dec-2010 Amendment 393
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for the following schemes have increased and are effective in two months: Lyndhurst South DSS (0704), Roxburgh Park (Patullos Lane) DSS (4478), Roxburgh Park (Coopers Road) DSS (4479) and Roxburgh Park (Craigieburn South) DSS (4487).
29-Oct-2010 Amendment 392
Contribution Rates The establishment and final rate of Colemans Road DSS (0705A) in the City of Greater Dandenong has been approved, and the contribution rate is effective immediately. Preliminary contribution rates have been approved for Cherrys Creek DSS (4101), and will be effective in two months. The establishment and final rate of Taylors Creek DSS (6531) has been approved, and will be effective in two months.
28-Oct-2010 Amendment 391
General Davis Creek East DSS (8015) is a new Greenfield scheme in the City of Wyndham that has been created from part of the existing Davis Creek DSS (8010). There is no change to the contribution rates for this area.
18-Oct-2010 Amendment 390
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Warringine Creek DSS (2221) have increased and are effective in two months.
15-Oct-2010 Amendment 389
Contribution Rates An administrative error led to the rate for Cardinia Road Drain DSS (1502) being incorrectly calculated. The total rate remains unchanged but the hydraulic and water quality ratios have been modified. The new rates are effective immediately.
14-Oct-2010 Amendment 388
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Koo Wee Rup DSS (3821), Findon Creek DSS (4535) and Mernda Central DSS (4635) have increased and are effective in two months.
8-Oct-2010 Amendment 387
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Taylors Hill West DSS (4150), Laurimar DSS (6001) and Hogans Road DSS (8090) have increased and are effective in two months.
5-Oct-2010 Amendment 386
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Berwick South DSS (0615) and Cranbourne Central DSS (0703) have decreased and are effective immediately.
4-Oct-2010 Amendment 385
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Collison Road DSS (2371) have increased and are effective in two months.
24-Sep-2010 Amendment 384
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Hallam South DSS (0602) have increased and are effective in two months. Please note the contribution rate change pending for this drainage scheme is now superseded by these new contribution rates, and will now be effective in two months.
24-Sep-2010 Amendment 383
Scheme Maps The boundary of Lyndhurst North DSS (0705) has been amended to reflect changed drainage patterns.
13-Sep-2010 Amendment 382
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for the following Drainage Schemes have increased and are effective in two months: Ordish Road South DSS (0508), Bowen Road DSS (1124), Potts Road West DSS (1222) and O’Neil Road DSS (1306). Please note the recently published contribution rate changes pending for these drainage schemes are now superseded by these new contribution rates, and will now be effective in two months.
2-Sep-2010 Amendment 381
Contribution Rates Please note the hydraulic contribution rate currently applicable in Langwarrin South DS (2331) has been updated from $16,678/ha to $16,878/ha to correct a typographical error.
27-Aug-2010 Amendment 380
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Princes Domain DSS (0601) have increased and are effective in two months. Please note the recently published contribution rate change pending for Princes Domain DSS (0601) is now superseded by this new contribution rate, and will now be effective in two months.
19-Aug-2010 Amendment 379
General Wattletree Road DSS (2854) is a new Greenfield scheme in the Shire of Cardinia that has been created from part of the existing Bunyip Township DSS (2881). There is no change to the contribution rates for this area.
18-Aug-2010 Amendment 378
General Please note that further to Amendment 377 on 11 August 2010, all developments in Cranbourne West DS (0707) and Hall Road DS (0714) must provide a minimum of half best-practice water quality treatment via ‘at source’ methods. If this is not feasible please contact the relevant council and Melbourne Water.
11-Aug-2010 Amendment 377
Contribution Rates The establishment and final rate of Cranbourne West DS (0707) has been approved, and the contribution rate is effective immediately, and the establishment and final rate of Hall Road DS (0714) has been approved, and the contribution rate is effective from 11 October 2010.
11-Aug-2010 Amendment 376
General Toolern Creek DS (8201) has been converted into four new schemes, Abey Road DS (8226), Ferris Road DS (8228), Melton South DS (8229) and Exford Road DS (8230). Preliminary contribution rates have been approved for these schemes, and the new rates for Ferris Road DS (8228) and Exford Road DS (8230) are effective immediately, while the new rates for Abey Road DS (8226) and Melton South DS (8229) are effective in two months.
6-Aug-2010 Amendment 375
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Braeside South DSS (1128) and Upper Carrum Downs DSS (1209) have increased and are effective in two months. Please note the recently published contribution rate change pending for Upper Carrum Downs DSS (1209) is now superseded by this new contribution rate, and will now be effective in two months.
6-Aug-2010 Amendment 374
Contribution Rates The establishment and final rate of Kayes Drain DSS (4090) has been approved. The contribution rate is effective from 06 October 2010.
28-Jul-2010 Amendment 373
Contribution Rates Melbourne Water has approved an industry-supported increase to the Stormwater Quality Offset Rates, which are used to consistently and equitably apply water quality standards to all urban development inside and outside of development schemes. These rates provide a mechanism for developers who cannot meet stormwater quality standards for their development to pay an offset to Melbourne Water who will provide treatment elsewhere in the catchment. For all areas outside of greenfield development schemes and in redevelopment schemes, the Stormwater Quality Offset Rate will increase. The Stormwater Quality Offset Rates also apply in greenfield drainage schemes where adequate water quality measures have not been provided. For these schemes the water quality component of the contribution will be increased. All new rates have been published in the contributions section of the LDM and will be effective from 28 September 2010. Please note that recently published contribution rate changes that are pending for Rockleigh Park DS (0518), Golf Links Road DS (0629), Edrington Park DS (1316), Kings Creek DS (2231), Crib Point DS (2251), Kinlora DS (2326), Langwarrin South DS (2331), Aitken Creek DS (4480) and Gorge Road DS (4615) are now superseded by the new contribution rates resulting from the increased Stormwater Quality Offset Rates. The new rates for these schemes will also be effective from 28 September 2010.
21-Jul-2010 Amendment 372
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for the following Drainage Schemes have increased, and are effective in two months: Ordish Road North DSS (0201), Golf Links Road DSS (0629), Lyndhurst North DSS (0705), Skeleton Creek East DSS (4073), Forsyth Road DSS (4077), Tarneit Creek DSS (4079), Upper Hendersons Creek DSS (4532) and Broad Gully DSS (4653)
13-Jul-2010 Amendment 371
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for the following schemes have increased, and will be effective in two months: Rockleigh Park DSS (0518), Lyndhurst DSS (0711), Edrington Park DSS (1316), McGregor Road DSS (1501), Deep Creek South DSS (1601), Crib Point DSS (2251), Kinlora DSS (2326), Langwarrin South DSS (2331) and Collard Drive DSS (4642).
6-Jul-2010 Amendment 370
Technical Guidelines Melbourne Water has updated its Guidelines for the Design and Assessment of Flood Retarding Basins (PDF, 68kb).
29-Jun-2010 Amendment 369
Scheme Maps The boundary of Cherrys Creek DSS (4101) have been amended to reflect changed drainage patterns.
16-Jun-2010 Amendment 368
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for the following Drainage Schemes have increased, and are effective in two months: Keysborough South DSS (1115), Lower Carrum Downs DSS (1208), Cardinia Road DSS (1502), Kings Creek DSS (2231), Aitken Creek DSS (4480), Gorge Road DSS (4615)
25-May-2010 Amendment 367
Contribution Rates The contribution rate for Skeleton Creek South DSS (4070) has increased, and will be effective in two months.
17-May-2010 Amendment 366
Contribution Rates The establishment and final rate of Cardinia Industrial DS (1510) has been approved, and the contribution rate is effective immediately.
12-May-2010 Amendment 365
Contribution Rates The contribution rate for Hampton Park East Extension DSS (0605) has decreased, and is effective immediately. The total contribution rate for Point Cook DSS (8075) has not changed, but the hydraulic and water quality components have altered.
7-May-2010 Amendment 364
Scheme Maps The boundaries of O’Sheas Road DSS (0614) and Edrington Park DSS (1316) have been amended to reflect changed drainage patterns.
3-May-2010 Amendment 363
General A new section regarding Maintenance Agreements has been added to the Land Development Manual. This section provides clarification of Melbourne Water's requirements for Maintenance Agreements which generally occurs when main drainage works such as a wetland is being constructed in a reserve that will incorporate Council assets. If you are required to prepare a Maintenance Agreement, our Maintenance Agreement kit provides templates and some examples that can be downloaded to assist you in this.
28-Apr-2010 Amendment 362
Scheme Maps The boundaries of Ti-Tree Creek DS (0619) and Collison Road DS (2371) have been amended to reflect changed drainage patterns.
21-Apr-2010 Amendment 361
General Melbourne Water is pleased to release its 2008/09 Development Planning Annual Report: Achieving Sustainable Urban Development (PDF, 974kb). Our Development Planning team works in partnership with the development industry and local government to provide infrastructure in urban areas that can protect water quality and the environment, and achieve appropriate flood protection. During 2008/09, we received $38.6 million in contributions from developers. These contributions funded a range of infrastructure and water quality projects, as shown in the report. The report highlights how we are working collaboratively on projects that contribute tocommunity wellbeing through improvements to water quality and the environment. With the development industry and local government, we are all working together to ensure a sustainable water future. Comments on the report are encouraged so that Melbourne Water can use this feedback to ensure the next annual report is improved and provide information that industry will find useful and informative.
9-Apr-2010 Amendment 360
Scheme Maps The boundary of Cardinia Road Drain DS (1502) has been amended to reflect changed drainage patterns.
9-Apr-2010 Amendment 359
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for the following Drainage Schemes have increased, and are effective in two months: Troups Creek West Branch DSS (0606), Hallam Valley DSS (0608), Gartsides North DSS (1111) and Valley Road DSS (1231).
8-Apr-2010 Amendment 358
Contribution Rates Melbourne Water has reviewed its interim contribution rate for greenfield schemes, and is adopting new region-specific rates. This follows an extensive review of interim contribution rates involving consultation and support from the Drainage Scheme Review Group, which includes a number of industry representatives. The new rates are: West Region - $27,000/ha hydraulic, $16,000/ha WQ* North East Region - $29,500/ha hydraulic, $15,900/ha WQ* South East Region - $39,000/ha hydraulic, $16,600/ha WQ* * WQ rate applies only in schemes where 'at source' water quality treatment is not required A standard interim contribution rate is applied when work commences on preparation of a new scheme, and applies until either a preliminary rate (forecast final rate) or a final rate is adopted. The interim contribution rate is intended to be 'typical' of the final rates applied in greenfield schemes. The new interim rates were determined based on the average of final rates adopted in recent schemes. Note that developers should not rely on any interim contribution rate for undertaking development feasibility assessments as catchment specific issues may result in a higher final rate. This contribution rate change is effective immediately. The affected schemes are Grasmere Creek DS (1302), Abrehart Road DS (1612), Bunyip Township DS (2881), Cherrys Creek DS (4101), Brodies Creek DS (4365), Kalkallo Creek DS (6550), Donnybrook DS (6551), Romsey DS (6681), Central Creek DS (6851), Riddells Creek DS (6961), New Gisborne DS (6985), Davis Creek DS (8010), Toolern Creek DS (8201), Masons Lane DS (8504) and Cairns Drive DS (8510).
22-Mar-2010 Amendment 357
Policies Melbourne Water has recently completed an industry-supported review of its drainage pipeline refund rates. The new rates are based on recent costs of actual Melbourne Water drainage pipeline projects undertaken by contractors.
19-Mar-2010 Amendment 356
Scheme Maps The boundaries of Sayers Drain DSS (4072) and Davis Creek DSS (8010) have been amended to reflect changed drainage patterns.
16-Mar-2010 Amendment 355
General There has been an error in Amendment 354 of 15 March 2010 concerning the contribution rate for Brodies Creek DS (4365) and Donnybrook DS (6551). Melbourne Water wishes to advise the contribution rates for Brodies Creek DS (4365) and Donnybrook DS (6551) are effective immediately.
15-Mar-2010 Amendment 354
General Brodies Creek DS (4365) and Donnybrook DS (6551) are new Greenfield schemes in the City of Hume. Interim contribution rates have been approved for these schemes, and the new rates will be applicable in two months. Please note that all developments in Brodies Creek DS (4365) are required to provide ‘at source’ water quality treatment.
15-Mar-2010 Amendment 353
General Cranbourne West DS (0707) and Hall Road DS (0714) are new Greenfield schemes in the City of Casey. Preliminary contribution rates apply in these schemes effective immediately. Turf Farm Strategy (0709) is a new drainage strategy in the City of Casey, and has been developed in consultation with the owners of the developable land. No contribution rates will apply within the strategy boundaries, and no reimbursements for works will be applicable. This strategy is effective immediately.
12-Mar-2010 Amendment 352
General Rockbank DS (4140) has been converted into four new schemes, Paynes Road DS (4171), Mt Cottrell Road DS (4172), Shogaki Drive DS (4173) and High Street Melton DS (4174). Preliminary contribution rates have been approved for these schemes, and the new rates will be applicable in two months. Please note that all developments in Paynes Road DS (4171) and Mt Cottrell Road DS (4172) are required to provide 'at source' water quality treatment.
11-Mar-2010 Amendment 351
Scheme Maps The boundary of Cherry's Creek DSS (4101) has been amended to reflect changed drainage patterns.
5-Mar-2010 Amendment 350
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for the following Drainage Schemes have increased, and are effective in two months: Baxter West DSS (2323), Baxter East DSS (2324) and Gomms Road DSS (2327).
4-Mar-2010 Amendment 349
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for the following Drainage Schemes have increased, and are effective in two months: Hallam North Road DSS (0501), Pakenham West DSS (1507) and Dohertys Drain DSS (4088).
2-Mar-2010 Amendment 348
Scheme Maps Taylors Creek DS (6529) has been converted into two schemes, Taylors Creek East DS (6529) and Taylors Creek DS (6531). Preliminary contribution rates have been approved for both schemes, and these will be effective in two months. Please note that all developments in Taylors Creek DS (6531) are required to provide 'at source' water quality treatment.
12-Feb-2010 Amendment 347
Scheme Maps The boundary of Cherry's Creek DSS (4101) has been amended to reflect changed drainage patterns.
10-Feb-2010 Amendment 346
Contribution Rates The establishment and final rate of Laverton Creek DSS (4080) has been approved. The contribution rate is effective from 10 April 2010.
10-Feb-2010 Amendment 345
Scheme Maps The boundaries of Gomms Road DSS (2327) and Aitken Creek (4480) have been amended to reflect changed drainage patterns.
4-Feb-2010 Amendment 344
Scheme Maps Following a recent review, the boundaries of Roxburgh Park (Patullos Lane) DSS (4478), Roxburgh Park (Coopers Road) DSS (4479) and Roxburgh Park (Craigieburn South) DSS (4487) have been amended to reflect changed drainage patterns.
28-Jan-2010 Amendment 343
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for the following Drainage Schemes have increased, and are effective in two months: Pakenham Creek DSS (1602), Eastern Drain DSS (1603), Kennedy Creek DSS (1604), Sayers Drain DSS (4072), Derrimut DSS (4100), Dry Creek DSS (4621), Hogans Road DSS (8090).
8-Jan-2010 Amendment 342
General Melbourne Water has recently approved the use of Fibre-Reinforced Concrete (FRC) pipes, and sections 6.5 and 6.7 of the Land Development Manual have been updated accordingly.
5-Jan-2010 Amendment 341
General The following greenfield schemes have been approved for closure: Upper Dandenong Creek DS (0403), Kilsyth Main Drain DS (0409), Dandenong South DS (0509), Centre Road DS (0609), Braeside West DS (1102), Parkmore DS (1104), Gartsides DS (1108), Dunlops Drain DS (1112), Lee Street / Beach Street DS (1206), Skeleton Creek Area 1 DS (4070A) and Skeleton Creek Area 2 DS (4074). All works planned under these schemes are complete, and all expected greenfield development is either complete or will be managed by a replacement redevelopment scheme.
21-Dec-2009 Amendment 340
Contribution Rates The establishment and final rate of Perry Road DS (1140) has been approved, and the contribution rate is effective immediately.
2-Dec-2009 Amendment 339
Scheme Maps The boundary between Wiltonvale Creek DSS (4622) and Mernda South DSS (4634) has been amended to reflect changed drainage patterns.
1-Dec-2009 Amendment 338
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Somerville DSS (2328) have decreased, and are effective immediately.
25-Nov-2009 Amendment 337
General Re amendment No 336, a document summarising the changes made to Section 6.0 Construction Specifications has been prepared and is available to download from Section 6.0 of the LDM. The changes are updates to current versions of applicable Standards.
23-Nov-2009 Amendment 336
General Melbourne Water has updated a number of the standards in its Construction Specifications for drains and associated structures.
9-Nov-2009 Amendment 335
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Cheetham Creek DSS (4047) have decreased, and are effective immediately.
5-Nov-2009 Amendment 334
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Essex Park Extension DSS (0206) have decreased, and are effective immediately.
16-Oct-2009 Amendment 333
Contribution Rates Scoresby Outfall Development Services Scheme (0307) has been approved for closure). All works planned under this scheme are complete and all expected greenfield development is complete. The closure is effective immediately.
7-Oct-2009 Amendment 332
Contribution Rates There has been an error in Amendment 331 of 02 October 2009 concerning the contribution rate for Glasscocks Road West DS (0706). Melbourne Water wishes to advise the contribution rate for Glasscocks Road West DS (0706) is effective immediately.
2-Oct-2009 Amendment 331
Contribution Rates The establishment and final rate of Glasscocks Road West DS (0706) has been approved. The contribution rate is effective from 2 December 2009.
14-Sep-2009 Amendment 330
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for the following schemes have increased, and will be effective in two months: Golf Links Road DSS (0629), Edrington Park DSS (1316), McGregor Road DSS (1501), Deep Creek South DSS (1601), Crib Point DSS (2251), Kinlora DSS (2326), Burgess Street DSS (4115), Mernda South DSS (4634), Black Flat Road DSS (6071), Point Cook DSS (8075).
3-Sep-2009 Amendment 329
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for the following schemes have increased, and will be effective in two months: Princes Domain DSS (0601), O’Neil Road DSS (1306), Steele Creek DSS (4230), Roxburgh Park (Coopers Road) DSS (4478), Roxburgh Park (Craigieburn South) DSS (4479), Roxburgh Park (Patullos Lane) DSS (4487), Findon Creek DSS (4535), Doreen DSS (4681), Mernda North DSS (6004).
27-Aug-2009 Amendment 328
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Collison Road DSS (2371) have increased, and will be effective in two months.
26-Aug-2009 Amendment 327
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Rockleigh Park DSS (0518) have increased, and will be effective in two months.
31-Jul-2009 Amendment 326
Contribution Rates This is part 3 of a 3 part amendment. The contribution rates for all inactive schemes (listed below) have been increased by an annual CPI rise of 2.47% to the March quarter in line with Melbourne Water policy. This rate rise will be effective in two months. An inactive scheme is defined as having all infrastructure works completed, but not all developer contributions received. It is intended that the contribution rate for all inactive schemes will increase by the CPI on an annual basis in the future. The 31 affected schemes are: Jacksons Road North DS (0302), Rowville DSS (0303), Jells Road South DSS (0304), Vermont South DSS (0312), Koomba Road DSS (0314), Wantirna North DSS (0316), Upper Bungalook Creek DDS (0404), Little Bungalook Creek (Part B) DSS (0405), Bungalook Creek DSS (0407), Garden Street DSS (0408), Kilsyth West DSS (0410), Greens Lane DSS (0510), Fordholm Road East DSS (0604), Troups Creek East Branch DSS (0610), Narre Warren Township DSS (0611), Homestead Road DSS (0613), O'Sheas Road DSS (0614), Berwick Township DSS (0616), Monahans Road DSS (0701), Kellets Road DSS (0801), Kent Park DSS (0803), Ferntree Gully South DSS (0805), Carrum Lowlands DSS (1101), Chandler Road DSS (1103), Gartsides South DSS (1107), Edithvale Road DSS (1110), Five Ways DSS (1119), Langwarrin DSS (1204), Lee Street/Beach Street DSS (1206), Wells Road DSS (1210), Manuka Road DSS (1301).
31-Jul-2009 Amendment 325
Contribution Rates This is part 2 of a 3 part amendment. The contribution rates for all inactive schemes (listed below) have been increased by an annual CPI rise of 2.47% to the March quarter in line with Melbourne Water policy. This rate rise will be effective in two months. An inactive scheme is defined as having all infrastructure works completed, but not all developer contributions received. It is intended that the contribution rate for all inactive schemes will increase by the CPI on an annual basis in the future. The 31 affected schemes are: Jacksons Road North DS (0302), Rowville DSS (0303), Jells Road South DSS (0304), Vermont South DSS (0312), Koomba Road DSS (0314), Wantirna North DSS (0316), Upper Bungalook Creek DDS (0404), Little Bungalook Creek (Part B) DSS (0405), Bungalook Creek DSS (0407), Garden Street DSS (0408), Kilsyth West DSS (0410), Greens Lane DSS (0510), Fordholm Road East DSS (0604), Troups Creek East Branch DSS (0610), Narre Warren Township DSS (0611), Homestead Road DSS (0613), O'Sheas Road DSS (0614), Berwick Township DSS (0616), Monahans Road DSS (0701), Kellets Road DSS (0801), Kent Park DSS (0803), Ferntree Gully South DSS (0805), Carrum Lowlands DSS (1101), Chandler Road DSS (1103), Gartsides South DSS (1107), Edithvale Road DSS (1110), Five Ways DSS (1119), Langwarrin DSS (1204), Lee Street/Beach Street DSS (1206), Wells Road DSS (1210), Manuka Road DSS (1301).
30-Jul-2009 Amendment 324
Contribution Rates This is part 1 of a 3 part amendment. The contribution rates for all inactive schemes (listed below) have been increased by an annual CPI rise of 2.47% to the March quarter in line with Melbourne Water policy. This rate rise will be effective in two months. An inactive scheme is defined as having all infrastructure works completed, but not all developer contributions received. It is intended that the contribution rate for all inactive schemes will increase by the CPI on an annual basis in the future. The 31 affected schemes are: Jacksons Road North DS (0302), Rowville DSS (0303), Jells Road South DSS (0304), Vermont South DSS (0312), Koomba Road DSS (0314), Wantirna North DSS (0316), Upper Bungalook Creek DDS (0404), Little Bungalook Creek (Part B) DSS (0405), Bungalook Creek DSS (0407), Garden Street DSS (0408), Kilsyth West DSS (0410), Greens Lane DSS (0510), Fordholm Road East DSS (0604), Troups Creek East Branch DSS (0610), Narre Warren Township DSS (0611), Homestead Road DSS (0613), O'Sheas Road DSS (0614), Berwick Township DSS (0616), Monahans Road DSS (0701), Kellets Road DSS (0801), Kent Park DSS (0803), Ferntree Gully South DSS (0805), Carrum Lowlands DSS (1101), Chandler Road DSS (1103), Gartsides South DSS (1107), Edithvale Road DSS (1110), Five Ways DSS (1119), Langwarrin DSS (1204), Lee Street/Beach Street DSS (1206), Wells Road DSS (1210), Manuka Road DSS (1301).
16-Jul-2009 Amendment 323
Scheme Maps The boundary of Potts Road West DSS (1222) has been amended to reflect designed scheme works after an engineering review.
16-Jul-2009 Amendment 322
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Potts Road West DSS (1222) have increased, and will be effective in two months.
15-Jul-2009 Amendment 321
Contribution Rates The final rate for the Keysborough South DSS (1115) has now been approved. The final rate matches the preliminary rate, and so no rate change will occur.
7-Jul-2009 Amendment 320
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Langwarrin South DS (2331) and Laurimar DS (6001) have increased, and will be effective in two months.
7-Jul-2009 Amendment 319
Technical Guidelines Constructed Waterways in Urban Developments Guidelines
Are you involved in the planning, design, construction and management of urban waterways? Do you deal with developers, their consultants or councils? Our new Constructed Waterways in Urban Developments Guidelines are intended to ensure that constructed waterways not only provide appropriate drainage but also have good outcomes for the environment and residents.
1-Jul-2009 Amendment 318
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Hallam South DSS (0602) have increased, and will be effective in two months.
30-Jun-2009 Amendment 317
Policies Application fees for buildovers, crossings and stormwater connections have increased and will be effective from July 1 2009.
26-Jun-2009 Amendment 316
Scheme Maps The boundary between Davis Creek DSS (8010) and Hogans Road DSS (8090) has been amended to reflect changed drainage patterns.
26-Jun-2009 Amendment 315
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Koo We Rup DSS (3821) has increased, and will be effective in two months.
25-Jun-2009 Amendment 314
Scheme Maps The boundary between Findons Creek DSS (4535) and Edgars Creek DSS (4440) has been amended to reflect changed drainage patterns.
24-Jun-2009 Amendment 313
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for the following schemes have increased, and will be effective in two months: Lyndhurst DSS (0711), Bowen Road DSS (1124), Tarneit Creek DSS (4079), Edgars Creek DSS (4440), Mernda Central DSS (4635), Broad Gully DSS (4653), Ordish Road North DSS (0201), Ordish Road South DSS (0508) and Ti-Tree Creek DSS (0619).
11-Jun-2009 Amendment 312
Scheme Maps The boundary of Aitken Creek DS (4480) has been amended to reflect changed drainage patterns.
2-Jun-2009 Amendment 311
Contribution Rates Taylors Hill West DS (4150) is a new Greenfield scheme in the Shire of Melton that has been created from part of the existing Stony Hill Creek DS (4141). A final rate has been determined and applies from 1st August 2009. Please note that all developments in this scheme are required to provide 'at source' water quality treatment. The boundary of Stony Hill Creek DS (4141) has also been amended to exclude land outside the 2030 Urban Growth Boundary.
29-May-2009 Amendment 310
Scheme Maps The boundary of Cheetham Creek DSS (4047) and Point Cook DSS (8075) have been amended to reflect changed drainage patterns.
27-May-2009 Amendment 309
Contribution Rates ­­­­­­­­­­­­Rockbank Development Services Scheme (4140) is a new Greenfield schemes in the Shire of Melton. An interim residential hydraulic contribution rate of $21,000/ha applies from 26 July 2009. All developments in this scheme are required to provide 'at source' water quality treatment, but in a case where this is not practical, an interim residential water quality contribution rate of $11,000/ha will also apply.
25-May-2009 Amendment 308
General Arnolds Creek DS (8045) and Brookfield DS (8060) have been converted into three drainage strategies, Minns Road Strategy (8051), Arnolds Creek West Strategy (8055) and Brookfield Creek Strategy (8060) in consultation with the owners of the remaining developable land. No contribution rates will apply within the strategy boundaries, and no reimbursements for works will be applicable. This change is effective immediately.
22-May-2009 Amendment 307
General Melbourne Water is pleased to release its first Development Planning Annual Report (PDF, 630kb), for the 2007/08 year. The report describes how Melbourne Water supports urban growth across Melbourne through the implementation of its Greenfield Development Services Schemes, which are designed to cater for urban growth in the outer suburbs of Melbourne. Information on the overall income and expenditure of schemes, changes to contribution rates and projects of interest where innovation resulted in improvements to projects are also highlighted in the report. The report also describes where long-term planning and investigations are taking place on existing drainage infrastructure to cater for in-fill development. Comments on the report are encouraged so that Melbourne Water can use this feedback to ensure the next annual report is improved and provide information that industry will find useful and informative.
15-May-2009 Amendment 306
General A portion of the Taylors Creek DDS (6529) has been converted to a drainage strategy called Wallan Airfield Strategy (6530) in consultation with the owners of the remaining developable land. No contribution rates will apply within the strategy boundary, and no reimbursements for works will be applicable. This change is effective immediately.
29-Apr-2009 Amendment 305
Scheme Maps The boundary of New Gisborne DS (6985) has been amended to reflect changed drainage patterns.
27-Feb-2009 Amendment 304
Scheme Maps The boundaries of Cheetham Creek DSS (4047) and Point Cook DSS (8075) have been amended to reflect changed drainage patterns.
26-Feb-2009 Amendment 303
Contribution Rates The contribution rate for Aitken Creek DS (4480) has increased, and will be effective in two months.
18-Feb-2009 Amendment 302
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Skeleton Creek East DS (4073), Forsyth Road DS (4077) and Gorge Road DS (4615) have increased, and will be effective in two months.
12-Feb-2009 Amendment 301
General Eynesbury Estate Strategy (8037) is a new drainage strategy in the Shire of Melton and the City of Wyndham, and has been developed in consultation with the owners of the developable land. No contribution rates will apply within the strategy boundaries, and no reimbursements for works will be applicable. This strategy is effective immediately.
4-Feb-2009 Amendment 300
General Blind Creek / Kismet Creek DS (6820) has been converted into two drainage strategies, Blind Creek Strategy (6820) and Kismet Creek Strategy (6821) in consultation with the owners of the remaining developable land. No contribution rates will apply within the strategy boundaries, and no reimbursements for works will be applicable. This change is effective immediately.
2-Feb-2009 Amendment 299
General Romsey Development Services Scheme (6681) and Riddells Creek Development Services Scheme (6961) are new Greenfield schemes in the Shire of Macedon Ranges. An interim residential hydraulic contribution rate of $21,000/ha applies in both schemes from 3 April 2009. All developments in these schemes are required to provide 'at source' water quality treatment, but in a case where this is not practical, an interim residential water quality contribution rate of $11,000/ha will also apply.
30-Jan-2009 Amendment 298
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Fitzgerald Road DS (0607), Greaves Road (Parts A & B) DS (0624), Lysterfield West DS (0802) and Baxter East DS (2324) have decreased, and are effective immediately. The contribution rates for Doreen DS (4681) have increased and are effective in two months.
28-Jan-2009 Amendment 297
Technical Guidelines Melbourne Water has published new Shared Pathways Guidelines. These guidelines document the standards required when using waterways, pipetracks, retarding basins and the reserves associated with them for developing shared pathways carrying pedestrian and bicycle traffic. Melbourne Water has also updated its fees associated with works which may impact on Melbourne Water assets.
22-Jan-2009 Amendment 296
Scheme Maps Keysborough South DS (1115) is a new Greenfield scheme in the City of Greater Dandenong. Preliminary contribution rates apply in this scheme from 23 March 2009.
22-Jan-2009 Amendment 295
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Ballarto Road DS (1202), Upper Carrum Downs DS (1209) and Pakenham West DS (1507) have increased, and will be effective in two months.
21-Jan-2009 Amendment 294
Scheme Maps The boundaries of Kayes Drain DS (4090) and Cherrys Creek DS (4101) have been amended to reflect changed drainage patterns.
20-Jan-2009 Amendment 293
Contribution Rates The contribution rate for Sayers Drain DS (4072) has increased, and will be effective in two months.
20-Jan-2009 Amendment 292
Scheme Maps The boundary of Ordish Road North DS (0201) has been extended to the north and west to include newly developable areas, and the boundary between Ordish Road North DS (0201) and Ordish Road South DS (0508) has been amended to reflect changed drainage patterns.
20-Jan-2009 Amendment 291
Scheme Maps The boundary of Ti-Tree Creek DS (0619) has been extended to include newly developable areas, and to reflect newly available contour information.
16-Jan-2009 Amendment 290
Scheme Maps The boundaries of Sayers Drain DSS (4072) and Tarneit Creek DSS (4079) have been amended to reflect changed drainage patterns.
9-Jan-2009 Amendment 289
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Kings Creek DSS (2231) have increased, and will be effective in two months.
9-Jan-2009 Amendment 288
Scheme Maps The boundary of Kings Creek DSS (2231) has been amended to reflect changed drainage patterns.
7-Jan-2009 Amendment 287
Scheme Maps Masons Lane Development Services Scheme (8504) and Cairns Drive Development Services Scheme (8510) are new Greenfield schemes in the Shire of Moorabool. An interim residential hydraulic contribution rate of $21,000/ha applies in both schemes from 6 March 2009. All developments in these schemes are required to provide 'at source' water quality treatment, but in a case where this is not practical, an interim residential water quality contribution rate of $11,000/ha will also apply.
29-Dec-2008 Amendment 286
Contribution Rates The establishment and final rate of Cardinia Road Drain DS (1502) has been approved. The new rate is effective in two months' time.
24-Dec-2008 Amendment 285
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Lyndhurst North DS (0705) have increased, and will be effective in two months.
8-Dec-2008 Amendment 284
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Pakenham Creek DS (1602), Eastern Drain DS (1603), Kennedy Creek DS (1604) have increased, and will be effective in two months.
26-Nov-2008 Amendment 283
Contribution Rates The contribution rate for Skeleton Creek South DS (4070) has increased, and will be effective in two months.
6-Nov-2008 Amendment 282
Scheme Maps The boundaries of Taylors Creek DSS (6529), Wallan Street Drainage Strategy (6535), Hampton Park East Extension DSS (0605), Ti-Tree Creek DSS (0619) and Berwick Township DSS (0616) have been amended to reflect changed drainage patterns.
30-Oct-2008 Amendment 281
Contribution Rates Preliminary contribution rates have been approved for Alfred Road DS (7701), Werribee West Drain DS (7716), Black Forest Road DS (7720), Pedder Street Drain DS (7726) and Manor Lakes DS (7742). The new rate for Manor Lakes DS will be effective immediately, and for the remaining schemes the new rates will be effective in two months.
15-Oct-2008 Amendment 280
Contribution Rates The contribution rate for Stony Hill Creek DS (4141) has increased, and will be effective in two months.
9-Oct-2008 Amendment 279
Scheme Maps The boundary of Central Creek DS (6851) has been amended to exclude land now identified as not being part of the scheme catchment area.
9-Oct-2008 Amendment 278
General Lollypop Creek DS (7720) has been re-named Black Forest Road DS. This change is for administrative reasons only.
6-Oct-2008 Amendment 277
Scheme Maps Lollypop Creek DS (7701) in the City of Wyndham has been divided into five schemes, Alfred Road DS (7701), Werribee West Drain DS (7716), Lollypop Creek DS (7720), Pedder Street Drain DS (7726) and Manor Lakes DS (7742). Please check the website maps to see the boundaries of the new schemes. An interim residential hydraulic contribution rate of $21,000 and interim residential water quality contribution rate of $11,000 apply in all these schemes effective immediately.
11-Sep-2008 Amendment 276
Scheme Maps The boundary of Jacksons Road North DSS (0302) has been amended to reflect changed drainage patterns.
8-Sep-2008 Amendment 275
Scheme Maps The boundaries of Kennedy Creek DSS (1604) and Eastern Drain DSS (1603) have been amended to reflect changed drainage patterns.
2-Sep-2008 Amendment 274
Contribution Rates The contribution rate for Collison Road DS (2371) has increased, and will be effective in two months.
1-Sep-2008 Amendment 273
Scheme Maps The boundaries of Skeleton Creek East DS (4073) and Forsyth Road DS (4077) have been amended to reflect changed drainage patterns.
22-Aug-2008 Amendment 272
Scheme Maps The boundary of Kennedy Creek DS (1604) has been amended to reflect changed drainage patterns.
21-Aug-2008 Amendment 271
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Pakenham Creek DS (1602) and Eastern Drain DS (1603) have increased, and will be effective in two months. These rate changes correct previous amendments that were incorrect.
20-Aug-2008 Amendment 270
Scheme Maps The boundary between Laverton Creek DS (4080) and Kayes Drain DS (4090) has been amended to reflect changed drainage patterns.
18-Aug-2008 Amendment 269
Contribution Rates The Melbourne Water Board has approved the establishment and final rate of Hogans Road DS (8090). The new rate is effective in two months' time.
15-Aug-2008 Amendment 268
Scheme Maps The boundary of Valley Road DS (1231) has been amended to reflect changed drainage patterns.
12-Aug-2008 Amendment 267
Contribution Rates The contribution rate for Lyndhurst South DS (0704) has increased, and will be effective in two months.
5-Aug-2008 Amendment 266
Scheme Maps Central Creek Development Services Scheme (6851) and New Gisborne Development Services Scheme (6985) are new Greenfield schemes in the Shire of Macedon Ranges. An interim residential hydraulic contribution rate of $21,000/ha applies in both schemes from 5 October 2008. All developments in these schemes are required to provide 'at source' water quality treatment, but in a case where this is not practical, an interim residential water quality contribution rate of $11,000/ha will also apply.
29-Jul-2008 Amendment 265
Scheme Maps Point Cook DS has been re-numbered from 4043 to 8075. This change is for administrative reasons only.
16-Jul-2008 Amendment 264
Contribution Rates The Wallan Street Drain DS (6535) has been converted to a drainage strategy in consultation with the owners of the remaining developable land. No contribution rates will apply within the strategy boundary, and no reimbursements for works will be applicable. This change is effective immediately.
2-Jul-2008 Amendment 263
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Essex Park Extension DS (0206) and Princes Domain DS (0601) have decreased, and the new rates are effective immediately. The contribution rates for Lower Carrum Downs DS (1208), Potts Road West DS (1222), O'Neil Road DS (1306) and Mernda North DS (6004) have increased, and will be effective in two months.
17-Jun-2008 Amendment 262
Scheme Maps The boundary of Murrumbeena Main Drain RDS (4850) has been reviewed and amended to reflect changed drainage patterns.
16-Jun-2008 Amendment 261
Scheme Maps Davis Creek Development Services Scheme (8010) is a new Greenfield scheme in the City of Wyndham. An interim residential hydraulic contribution rate of $21,000/ha applies in this scheme from 6 August 2008. All developments in this scheme are required to provide 'at source' water quality treatment, but in a case where this is not practical, an interim residential water quality contribution rate of $11,000/ha will also apply.
6-Jun-2008 Amendment 260
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Haileybury DS (1114) and Mernda South DS (4634) have decreased, and the new rates are effective immediately. The contribution rates for Hallam North Road DS (0501), Hallam Valley Contour Drain Remodelling (0621), Valley Road DS (1231) and Langwarrin South DS (2331) have increased, and will be effective in two months. Please note that the rate changes for Hallam North Road DS (0501), Hallam Valley Contour Drain Remodelling (0621), Valley Road DS (1231) and Langwarrin South DS (2331) published on 16 April 2008 are now superseded by these rate changes.
30-May-2008 Amendment 259
Scheme Maps The boundary of Steele Creek DS (4230) has been amended to reflect changed drainage patterns.
26-May-2008 Amendment 258
Scheme Maps The boundary of McGregor Road DS (1501) has been extended south to include areas now inside the 2030 Urban Growth Boundary. The extended scheme has an increased contribution rate, which will be effective in two months.
20-May-2008 Amendment 257
Contribution Rates The Melbourne Water Board has approved the establishment and final rate of Dohertys Drain DS (4088). The new rate is effective in two months' time. The boundary between Laverton Creek DS (4080) and Dohertys Drain DS (4088) has been amended to reflect changed drainage patterns.
16-May-2008 Amendment 256
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Gartsides North DS (1111), Warrangine Creek DS (2221), Roxburgh Park (Patullos Lane) DS (4478), Roxburgh Park (Coopers Road) DS (4479), Roxburgh Park (Craigieburn South) DS (4487), Upper Hendersons Creek DS (4532) and Laurimar DS (6001) have increased, and will be effective in two months. Please note that the rate changes for Gartsides North DS (1111), Warrangine Creek DS (2221), Roxburgh Park (Patullos Lane) DS (4478), Roxburgh Park (Coopers Road) DS (4479), Roxburgh Park (Craigieburn South) DS (4487) and Laurimar DS (6001) published on 16 April 2008 are now superseded by these rate changes. The boundary between Skeleton Creek East DS (4073) and Forsyth Road Drain DS (4077) has been amended to reflect changed drainage patterns.
7-May-2008 Amendment 255
Contribution Rates The contribution rate for East Moreton DS (4139) has decreased, and the new rate is effective immediately. The contribution rates for Hallam Valley DS (0608), Somerville DS (2328) and Burgess Street DS (4115) have increased, and will be effective in two months. Please note that the rate changes for Hallam Valley DS (0608), Somerville DS (2328) and Burgess Street DS (4115) published on 16 April 2008 are now superseded by these rate changes.
23-Apr-2008 Amendment 254
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Berwick South DS (0615) and Black Flat Road DS (6071) have decreased, and the new rates are effective immediately. The contribution rates for Edrington Park DS (1316), Crib Point DS (2251) and Mernda Central DS (4635) have increased, and will be effective in two months. Please note that the rate changes for Berwick South DS (0615), Edrington Park DS (1316) and Crib Point DS (2251) published on 16 April 2008 are now superseded by these rate changes.
21-Apr-2008 Amendment 253
General As part of Melbourne Water's commitment to improvement, the Land Development Manual web site has been updated following an extensive review of the engineering content, standard drawings and forms. Each section has also been numbered for ease of navigation through the site. Comments on the updated website are welcome.
16-Apr-2008 Amendment 252
Contribution Rates Melbourne Water has approved an increase to the Stormwater Quality Offset Rates, which are used to consistently and equitably apply water quality standards to all urban development inside and outside of drainage schemes. These rates provide a mechanism for developers who cannot meet stormwater quality standards for their development to pay an offset to Melbourne Water who will provide treatment elsewhere in the catchment. For all areas outside of greenfield drainage schemes and in redevelopment schemes, the Stormwater Quality Offset Rate will increase. The Stormwater Quality Offset Rates also apply in greenfield drainage schemes where adequate water quality measures have not been provided. For these schemes the water quality component of the contribution will be increased. All new rates have been published in the contributions section of the LDM and will be effective from 15 June 2008. Further information on the offset strategy and the ability to reduce water quality contributions can be found in the LDM and the Stormwater Quality Offset Fact Sheet (115kb PDF Document). Please note that the rate rise for Derrimut DS (4100) published on 5 March 2008 is now superseded by the new rate resulting from the increased Stormwater Quality Offset Rates. The new rate for this scheme will be effective from 15 June 2008. As a result of annual financial reviews, the contribution rates for Baxter West DS (2323) and Broad Gully DS (4653) have decreased, and the new rates are effective immediately. As a result of annual financial reviews, the contribution rates for Troups Creek West Branch DS (0606), Golf Links Road DS (0629), Cranbourne Central DS (0703), Bowen Road DS (1124), Lathams Road DS (1230), Kinlora DS (2326) and Skeleton Creek South DS (4070) have increased, and will be effective from 15 June 2008. Please note that for some of these schemes a portion of the rise is attributable to the increase in Stormwater Quality Offset Rates.
28-Mar-2008 Amendment 251
Contribution Rates The Melbourne Water Board recently approved the establishment and final rate of Lyndhurst Development Services Scheme (0711). The new rate is effective immediately.
19-Mar-2008 Amendment 250
Scheme Maps The boundary of Deep Creek South DS (1601) has been extended to include areas now inside the 2030 Urban Growth Boundary. The extended scheme has an increased contribution rate, which will be effective in two months.
6-Mar-2008 Amendment 249
Scheme Maps The boundary between Lathams Road DS (1230) and Lower Carrum Downs DS (1208) has been amended to reflect changed drainage patterns.
5-Mar-2008 Amendment 248
Contribution Rates The contribution rate for Collard Drive DS (4642) has decreased, and the new rate is effective immediately. The contribution rate for Derrimut DS (4100) has increased, and will be effective in two months.
7-Feb-2008 Amendment 247
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Greaves Road DS (0624), Lower Carrum Downs DS (1208), Gomms Road DS (2327) and Gorge Road DS (4615) have decreased, and the new rates are effective immediately. The contribution rates for Rockleigh Park DS (0518), Hallam South DS (0602), Pakenham Creek DS (1604), Eastern Drain DS (1603), Kennedy Creek DS (1604), Koo Wee Rup DS (3821), Point Cook DS (4043), Forsyth Road Drain DS (4077), Steele Creek DS (4230), Findon Creek DS (4535) and Wiltonvale Creek DS (4622) have increased, and will be effective in two months.
6-Feb-2008 Amendment 246
Scheme Maps The following greenfield schemes have been approved for closure: Heatherton Road / Power Road DS (0204), Essex Park DS (0205), Police Road / Jacksons Road DS (0301), Deviation Road DS (0305), Jells Road / Ferntree Gully Road DS (0306), Lum Road / Jells Road DS (0308), Burwood South DS (0311), Vermont East DS (0313), Stud Road North DS (0317) and Exells DS (0323). All works planned under these schemes are complete, and all expected greenfield development is either complete or will be managed by a replacement redevelopment scheme.
5-Feb-2008 Amendment 245
Scheme Maps The Melbourne Water Board has approved the Ascot Vale Redevelopment Services Scheme (4223) in the Cities of Melbourne and Moonee Valley. Contributions will be effective from 5 April 2008, and can be calculated by visiting the Contributions section and clicking on the 'Calculator' link. The Melbourne Water Board has approved the Holmes Road Redevelopment Services Scheme (4225) in the City of Moonee Valley. Contributions will be effective from 5 April 2008, and can be calculated by visiting the Contributions section and clicking on the 'Calculator' link. The Melbourne Water Board has approved the Aberfeldie Main Drain Redevelopment Services Scheme (4226) in the City of Moonee Valley. Contributions will be effective from 5 April 2008, and can be calculated by visiting the Contributions section and clicking on the 'Calculator' link. The Melbourne Water Board has approved the Moonga Road Redevelopment Services Scheme (4821) in the City of Stonnington. Contributions will be effective from 5 April 2008, and can be calculated by visiting the Contributions section and clicking on the 'Calculator' link. The Melbourne Water Board has approved the Lara Street Redevelopment Services Scheme (4822) in the City of Stonnington. Contributions will be effective from 5 April 2008, and can be calculated by visiting the Contributions section and clicking on the 'Calculator' link. The Melbourne Water Board has approved the Tooronga Road Redevelopment Services Scheme (4823) in the City of Stonnington. Contributions will be effective from 5 April 2008, and can be calculated by visiting the Contributions section and clicking on the 'Calculator' link. The Melbourne Water Board has approved the Rix Street Redevelopment Services Scheme (4825) in the City of Boroondara. Contributions will be effective from 5 April 2008, and can be calculated by visiting the Contributions section and clicking on the 'Calculator' link.
31-Jan-2008 Amendment 244
Contribution Rates A preliminary rate has been approved for Harpers Creek DS (6814). The new rate will be effective in two months.
22-Jan-2008 Amendment 243
Scheme Maps The following greenfield schemes have been approved for closure: Old Joes Creek Upper DS (0401), Old Joes Creek DS (0402), Hampton Park East DS (0603), Narre Warren South DS (0612), Berwick West DS (0617), Cranbourne East DS (0618), Hampton Park West DS (0627), Knowles Road DS (0628), Fairbairn Road DS (0702), Windemere DS (0804), Keysborough DS (1105), Sheltons Drain Diversion DS (1109), Wells Road Extension DS (1201) and Sandgate Avenue DS (1207). All works planned under these schemes are complete, and all expected greenfield development is either complete or will be managed by a replacement redevelopment scheme.
16-Jan-2008 Amendment 242
Scheme Maps The boundary between Mernda South DS (4634) and Wiltonvale Creek DS (4622) has been amended to reflect changed drainage patterns.
6-Dec-2007 Amendment 241
Scheme Maps The boundary of Ordish Road South DS (0508) has been amended to reflect changed drainage patterns.
26-Oct-2007 Amendment 240
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Cheetham Creek DS (4047) have decreased, and the new rates are effective immediately. The contribution rates for Ballarto Road DS (1202), Baxter East DS (2324), Collision Road DS (2371), Kings Creek DS (2231), Lyndhurst South DS (0704), Pakenham West DS (1507), Sayers Drain DS (4072), Skeleton Creek East DS (4073) and Tarneit Creek DS (4079) have increased, and will be effective in two months.
20-Sep-2007 Amendment 239
Scheme Maps The boundary of Lollypop Creek DS (7701) has been amended to exclude land now identified as not being part of the scheme catchment area. The boundary between Mernda South DS (4634) and Mernda Central DS (4635) has been amended to reflect changed drainage patterns.
20-Sep-2007 Amendment 238
Contribution Rates The contribution rate for Derrimut DS (4100) has decreased, and the new rate is effective immediately.
20-Sep-2007 Amendment 237
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Essex Park Extension DS (0206), Princes Domain DS (0601), Hallam South DS (0602), Baxter West DS (2323), Roxburgh Park (Patullos Lane) DS (4478), Roxburgh Park (Coopers Road) DS (4479) and Roxburgh Park (Craigieburn South) DS (4487) have decreased, and the new rates are effective immediately. The contribution rates for Steele Creek DS (4230) and Laurimar DS (6001) have increased, and will be effective in two months.
26-Jul-2007 Amendment 236
Scheme Maps The following greenfield schemes have been approved for closure: East Burwood DS (0310), George Street DS (0901), Coppelia Street DS (0902), Riddell Road DS (0903), Wantirna South DS (0904), Templeton Street DS (0905), Studfield West DS (0906), Sasses Avenue DS (0907), Yarraman Creek DS (1001) and Mile Creek East Branch DS (1004). All works planned under these schemes are complete, and all expected greenfield development is either complete or will be managed by a replacement redevelopment scheme. The Melbourne Water Board has approved the Nunawading Redevelopment Services Scheme (0309) in the Cities of Whitehorse and Monash. Contributions will be effective from 25 September 2007, and can be calculated by visiting the Contributions section and clicking on the 'Calculator' link. The Melbourne Water Board has approved the Blind Creek Redevelopment Services Scheme (0915) in the City of Knox. Contributions will be effective from 25 September 2007, and can be calculated by visiting the Contributions section and clicking on the 'Calculator' link. The Melbourne Water Board has approved the Sunshine Redevelopment Services Scheme (4216) in the Cities of Brimbank and Maribyrnong. Contributions will be effective from 25 September 2007, and can be calculated by visiting the Contributions section and clicking on the 'Calculator' link. The Melbourne Water Board has approved the Ruffeys Creek Redevelopment Services Scheme (4770) in the City of Manningham. Contributions will be effective from 25 September 2007, and can be calculated by visiting the Contributions section and clicking on the 'Calculator' link. The Melbourne Water Board has approved the Nautilus Street Redevelopment Services Scheme (4983) in the City of Bayside. Contributions will be effective from 25 September 2007, and can be calculated by visiting the Contributions section and clicking on the 'Calculator' link. The Melbourne Water Board has approved the Pellatt Street Redevelopment Services Scheme (4986) in the City of Bayside. Contributions will be effective from 25 September 2007, and can be calculated by visiting the Contributions section and clicking on the 'Calculator' link. The Melbourne Water Board has approved the Marina Road Redevelopment Services Scheme (4990) in the Cities of Bayside and Kingston. Contributions will be effective from 25 September 2007, and can be calculated by visiting the Contributions section and clicking on the 'Calculator' link.
19-Jul-2007 Amendment 235
Contribution Rates A preliminary rate has been approved for Hogans Road DS (8090). The new rate will be effective in two months.
16-Jul-2007 Amendment 234
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Upper Hendersons Creek DS (4532) and Mernda South DS (4634) have decreased, and the new rates are effective immediately. The contribution rates for Haileybury DS (1114), Langwarrin South DS (2331), Burgess Street DS (4115) and Mernda North DS (6004) have increased, and will be effective in two months.
26-Jun-2007 Amendment 233
Contribution Rates The contribution rate for Edgars Creek DS (4440) has increased, and will be effective in two months time.
20-Jun-2007 Amendment 232
Agreement Information Melbourne Water has recently completed an industry-supported review of its drainage pipeline refund rates. The new rates are based on recent costs of actual Melbourne Water drainage pipeline projects undertaken by contractors. The review also determined that earthworks rates vary with differences in the geology of the underlying soil, and therefore three geological regions have been identified, with differing pipeline refund rates applying in each.

Drainage Pipeline Refund Tables
4-Jun-2007 Amendment 231
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Hallam Road North DS (0501), Lyndhurst North DS (0705) and Potts Road West DS (1222) have increased, and will be effective in two months.
4-Jun-2007 Amendment 230
Scheme Maps Bunyip West Development Services Scheme (2883) is a new Greenfield scheme that has been created from part of the existing Bunyip Township Development Services Scheme (2881). Some land to the west of the existing scheme is also included in the new scheme. A Preliminary residential hydraulic contribution rate of $47,283/ha and a Preliminary residential water quality contribution rate of $7,682/ha applies from 4th August 2007.
22-May-2007 Amendment 229
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Monahans Road DS (0701) and Black Flat Road DS (6071) have decreased, and the new rates are effective immediately. The contribution rates for Hallam Valley DS (0608), O'Neil Road DS (1306), Warrangine DS (2221) and East Moreton DS (4139) have increased, and will be effective in two months.
11-May-2007 Amendment 228
Contribution Rates A preliminary rate has been approved for Lyndhurst DS (0711). The new rate will be effective in two months. The contribution rates for Cranbourne Central DS (0703), Upper Boggy Creek DS (1203), Wells Road DS (1210), Little Boggy Creek (1221), Somerville DS (2328) and Mernda Central DS (4635) have decreased, and the new rates are effective immediately. The contribution rates for Troups Creek West Branch DS (0606), O'Sheas Road DS (0614), Golf Links Road DS (0629), Gartsides North DS (1111), Bowen Road DS (1124), Valley Road DS (1231) and Edrington Park DS (1316) have increased, and will be effective in two months.
23-Mar-2007 Amendment 227
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Berwick South DS (0615), Lathams Road DS (1230) and Broad Gully DS (4653) have decreased, and the new rates are effective immediately. The contribution rates for Rockleigh Park DS (0518), Crib Point DS (2251), Kinlora DS (2326) and Collard Drive DS (4642) have increased, and will be effective in two months.
22-Mar-2007 Amendment 226
Scheme Maps Mile Creek West Branch Development Services Scheme (1003) has been approved for closure. All works planned under this scheme are complete and all expected greenfield development is complete. The Melbourne Water Board has approved the Mile Creek West Redevelopment Services Scheme (1003) in the City of Monash and the City of Greater Dandenong. Contributions will be effective from 20 May 2007, and can be calculated by visiting the Contributions section and clicking on the 'Calculator' link.
20-Mar-2007 Amendment 225
Scheme Maps The boundary between Officer DS (1315) and Cardinia Road Drain DS (1502) has been amended to reflect changed drainage patterns.
9-Mar-2007 Amendment 224
Scheme Maps The boundaries between Taylors Creek DS (6529), Wallan Street Drain DS (6535) and Kalkallo Creek DS (6550) have been amended as a result of detailed catchment investigations.
7-Mar-2007 Amendment 223
Scheme Maps Arnolds Creek Development Services Scheme (8045) is a new Greenfield scheme in the Shire of Melton. The new interim residential hydraulic contribution rate of $21,000/ha applies in this scheme from 5 May 2007. All developments in this scheme are required to provide 'at source' water quality treatment, but in a case where this is not practical, an interim residential water quality contribution rate of $11,000/ha will also apply. Toolern Creek Development Services Scheme (8201) is a new Greenfield scheme in the Shire of Melton. The new interim residential hydraulic contribution rate of $21,000/ha applies in this scheme from 5 May 2007. All developments in this scheme are required to provide 'at source' water quality treatment, but in a case where this is not practical, an interim residential water quality contribution rate of $11,000/ha will also apply. Melbourne Water has approved the disaggregation of Laverton Creek DS (4080) into three new Greenfield schemes. Preliminary rates have been approved for Dohertys Drain Development Services Scheme (4088) and Laverton Creek Development Services Scheme (4080) and are effective from 5 May 2007, while the preliminary rate for Kayes Drain Development Services Scheme (4090) is effective immediately.
7-Feb-2007 Amendment 222
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Rowville DS (0303), Fitzgerald Road DS (0607), Greaves Road DS (0624) and Gomms Road DS (2327) have decreased, and the new rates are effective immediately. The contribution rates for Koomba Road DS (0314) and Langwarrin DS (1204) have increased, and will be effective in two months.
5-Jan-2007 Amendment 221
Contribution Rates Blind Creek / Kismet Creek Drainage Scheme (6820) is a new Greenfield scheme in the City of Hume. The new interim residential hydraulic contribution rate of $21,000 and interim residential water quality contribution rate of $11,000 applies in this scheme from 5 March 2007.
5-Jan-2007 Amendment 220
Contribution Rates Melbourne Water is increasing its interim contribution rate for greenfield schemes from $21,000/ha to $32,000/ha (hydraulic component $21,000/ha and water quality component $11,000/ha). This follows an extensive review of the interim contribution rate involving consultation and support from the Drainage Scheme Review Group, which involved a number of industry representatives. A standard interim contribution rate is applied when work commences on preparation of a new scheme, and applies until either a preliminary rate (forecast final rate) or a final rate is adopted. The interim contribution rate is intended to be 'typical' of the final rates applied in greenfield schemes. The current interim contribution rate has remained unchanged since 1998, and therefore understates the cost of providing drainage infrastructure. The new interim rate is an average of the final rates adopted in recent schemes, and hence provides improved equity between early and late developers. Note that developers should not rely on any interim contribution rate for undertaking development feasibility assessments as catchment specific issues may result in a higher final rate. This contribution rate rise is effective in two months time, from 5 March 2007. It is intended that the interim contribution rate will be reviewed on an annual basis in future. The affected schemes are Lyndhurst DS (0711), Grasmere Creek DS (1302), Abrehart Road DS (1612), Bunyip Township DS (2881), Cherrys Creek DS (4101), Taylors Creek DS (6529), Wallan Street Drain DS (6535), Kalkallo Creek DS (6550), Harpers Creek DS (6814), Lollypop Creek DS (7701), Brookfield DS (8060) and Hogans Road DS (8090).
28-Dec-2006 Amendment 219
Scheme Maps The western boundary of Lyndhurst North DS (0705) has been amended to exclude areas likely to be serviced by future schemes resulting from recent planning scheme rezonings.
13-Dec-2006 Amendment 218
Contribution Rates The contribution rate for Koo Wee Rup DS (3821) has increased, and will be effective in two months.
11-Dec-2006 Amendment 217
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Sayers Road Drain DS (4072), Forsyth Road Drain DS (4077) and Findon Creek DS (4535) have increased, and will be effective in two months.
6-Dec-2006 Amendment 216
Contribution Rates The Melbourne Water Board recently approved the establishment and final rate of Point Cook Drainage Scheme (4043). The new rates are effective immediately. The boundary of Brookfield DS (8060) has been revised to better reflect expected drainage patterns.
10-Nov-2006 Amendment 215
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Gartsides North DS (1111), Ballarto Road DS (1202), Lower Carrum Downs DS (1208), Pakenham Creek DS (1602), Eastern Drain DS (1603), Kennedy Creek DS (1604), Kings Creek DS (2231) and Skeleton Creek East DS (4073) have increased, and will be effective in two months.
10-Nov-2006 Amendment 214
Contribution Rates Amendment cancelled - technical issues meant that this amendment duplicates Amendment 213.
10-Nov-2006 Amendment 213
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Lysterfield West DS (0802), Pakenham West DS (1507), Baxter East DS (2324), Skeleton Creek South DS (4070), Tarneit Creek DS (4079) and Doreen DS (4681) have gone down, and the new rates are effective immediately.
16-Oct-2006 Amendment 212
Scheme Maps The boundary between Ti-Tree Creek DS (0619) and Collison Road DS (2371) has been amended to reflect drainage patterns. The boundary between Eastern Drain DS (1603) and Abrehart Road DS (1612) has been amended to reflect drainage pattern.
10-Oct-2006 Amendment 211
General Important Changes to Stormwater Quality Requirements for Residential Subdivisions On 9 October 2006, the new Sustainable Neighbourhoods Provisions (Clause 56 - Residential Subdivisions) came into effect (http://www.dse.vic.gov.au/planning/). The new provisions require that the urban stormwater management system 'must be designed to meet the current best practice performance objectives for stormwater quality, as contained in the Urban Stormwater Best Practice Environmental Management Guidelines' (Clause 56.07-4). Within the Port Phillip and Westernport catchments it may be possible to satisfy the water quality requirements in Clause 56 through a financial contribution towards regional works (stormwater quality offsets). These offsets may be available for developments which are located inside a greenfield scheme which provides stormwater quality works and for smaller developments outside of schemes (less than 1 ha). Councils, as the Responsible Authority for implementing Clause 56 will determine whether a development may satisfy the stormwater quality objectives through offsets. Where the Responsible Authority wishes to grant a developer the option of an offset, an application should be made to Melbourne Water in the prescribed form. The application form must be completed in full, including endorsement by the Responsible Authority of the performance standard that is to be achieved through offsets. Current arrangements still apply for industrial and commercial developments referred to Melbourne Water. The revised Stormwater Offsets fact sheet outlines requirements placed on different development types and the availability of offsets. Further information is also available on Melbourne Water's WSUD web site wsud.melbournewater.com.au.
14-Sep-2006 Amendment 210
Scheme Maps The boundary between Mernda South DS (4634) and Mernda Central DS (4635) has been amended to reflect drainage patterns.
29-Aug-2006 Amendment 209
Scheme Maps The boundary of Upper Hendersons DS (4532) has been extended to include a portion of land between Plenty Road and the dismantled railway line.
29-Aug-2006 Amendment 208
Contribution Rates Taylors Creek Drainage Scheme (6529) and Wallan Street Drain Drainage Scheme (6535) are new Greenfield schemes in the Shire of Mitchell, Kalkallo Creek Drainage Scheme (6550) is a new Greenfield scheme which lies in the Shire of Mitchell and the City of Hume, and Brookfield DS (8060) is a new Greenfield scheme in the Shire of Melton. An Interim residential hydraulic contribution rate of $14,700 and an Interim residential water quality contribution rate of $6,300 applies in each of these schemes from 28 October 2006.
16-Aug-2006 Amendment 207
Contribution Rates The Melbourne Water Board recently approved the establishment and final rate of Wiltonvale Creek Drainage Scheme (4622). The new rates are effective immediately.
20-Jul-2006 Amendment 206
General Lollypop Creek Drainage Scheme has been re-numbered from 4010 to 7701. This change is for administrative reasons only.
20-Jul-2006 Amendment 205
Contribution Rates Jones Creek DS (4131) in the City of Brimbank has been converted to a Redevelopment Drainage Scheme. As the scheme is now primarily existing development it has been assessed that it should be administered as redevelopment scheme. Note that any remaining greenfield development will contribute using the redevelopment scheme contribution calculation method. The conversion is effective immediately, and contributions can be calculated by visiting the Contributions section and clicking on the 'Calculator' link. Any questions may be directed to Adam Dunn on 9235 2192.
17-Jul-2006 Amendment 204
Contribution Rates Hogans Road Drainage Scheme (8090) is a new Greenfield scheme in the City of Wyndham. An Interim residential hydraulic contribution rate of $14,700 and an Interim residential water quality contribution rate of $6,300 applies from 17 September 2006.
14-Jul-2006 Amendment 203
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Princes Domain DS (0601), Hallam Valley Contour Drain Remodelling (0621), Monahans Road DS (0701), Somerville DS (2328), East Moreton DS (4115), Upper Hendersons Creek DS (4532) and Mernda North DS (6004) have gone down, and the new rates are effective immediately.
14-Jul-2006 Amendment 202
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Essex Park Extension DS (0206), Hallam North Road DS (0501), Hallam Valley DS (0608), Potts Road West DS (1222), O'Neil Road DS (1306), Valley Road DS (1231), Warrangine Creek DS (2221), Langwarrin South DS (2331), and Laurimar DS (6001) have increased, and will be effective in two months.
4-Jul-2006 Amendment 201
General Cherrys Creek Drainage Scheme has been re-numbered from 4100A to 4101. This change is for administrative reasons only.
4-Jul-2006 Amendment 200
Scheme Maps The boundary between East Moreton DS (4139) and Stony Hill Creek DS (4141) has been amended to reflect drainage patterns.
6-Jun-2006 Amendment 199
Contribution Rates The Melbourne Water Board has recently approved the Paisley Drain Redevelopment Drainage Scheme (4190) in the City of Hobson's Bay. Contributions will be effective from August 2nd 2006, and can be calculated by visiting the Contributions section and clicking on the 'Calculator' link.
11-May-2006 Amendment 198
Scheme Maps The boundary between Skeleton Creek East DS (4073) and Forsyth Road Drain DS (4077) has been amended to reflect drainage patterns.
10-May-2006 Amendment 197
Contribution Rates The Melbourne Water Board has recently approved the Merlynston Main Drain Redevelopment Drainage Scheme (4450) in the City of Moreland. Contributions will be effective from July 8th 2006, and can be calculated by visiting the Contributions section and clicking on the 'Calculator' link.
20-Apr-2006 Amendment 196
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Eastern Drain DS (1603), Kennedy Creek DS (1604), Crib Point DS (2251), Kinlora DS (2326), Gomms Road DS (2327), Koo Wee Rup DS (3821), Stony Hill Creek DS (4141), Mernda Central DS (4635) and Black Flat Road DS (6071) have increased, and will be effective in two months.
20-Apr-2006 Amendment 195
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Berwick South DS (0615), Baxter West DS (2323), Burgess Street DS (4115) and Gorge Road DS (4615) have gone down, and the new rates are effective immediately. The contribution rates for Bowen Road DS (1124), Lower Carrum Downs DS (1208) and Pakenham Creek DS (1602) have increased, and will be effective in two months.
18-Apr-2006 Amendment 194
Scheme Maps The boundary between Jells Road South DS (0304) and Jacksons Road North DS (0302) has been amended to reflect drainage patterns.
11-Apr-2006 Amendment 193
Contribution Rates The Melbourne Water Board has recently approved the Melville Main Drain Redevelopment Drainage Scheme (4320) in the City of Moreland. Contributions will be effective from June 10th 2006, and can be calculated by visiting the Contributions section and clicking on the 'Calculator' link.
6-Apr-2006 Amendment 192
Contribution Rates Harpers Creek Drainage Scheme (6814) is a new Greenfield scheme in the City of Hume. An Interim residential hydraulic contribution rate of $14,700 and an Interim residential water quality contribution rate of $6,300 applies from 6 June 2006.
23-Mar-2006 Amendment 191
Contribution Rates The contribution rate for Golf Links Road DS (0629) has increased, and will be effective in two months. The contribution rates for Roxburgh Park Drainage Strategy - Patullos Lane (4478), Roxburgh Park Drainage Strategy - Coopers Road (4479), Roxburgh Park Drainage Strategy -Craigieburn South (4487), and Edrington Park DS (1316) have gone down, and the new rates are effective immediately.
20-Mar-2006 Amendment 190
Scheme Maps The boundary between Upper Boggy Creek DS (1203) and Langwarrin South DS (2231) has been amended to reflect drainage patterns.
2-Mar-2006 Amendment 189
General For internal reporting purposes only, a number of stormwater quality offset localities have been divided into 'Port Phillip' and 'Western Port' catchment areas. The affected localities are Cardinia City, Casey City, Frankston City, Mornington Peninsula City, and Yarra Ranges Shire. There is no change in rates - the same rates apply in both catchment portions.
1-Mar-2006 Amendment 188
Contribution Rates The Melbourne Water Board has recently approved the Murrumbeena Main Drain Redevelopment Drainage Scheme (4850). Contributions will be effective from May 1st, 2006, and can be calculated by visiting the Contributions section and clicking on the 'Calculator' link.
28-Feb-2006 Amendment 187
General The LDM update notification emailed on 8 Feb 2006 included a rate change to Langwarrin DS (1204). In error a reference was also made to Langwarrin South DS (2331). Melbourne Water wishes to advise the rate change is applicable to Langwarrin DS (1204) only.
8-Feb-2006 Amendment 186
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Upper Boggy Creek DS (1203), Wells Road DS (1210), Little Boggy Creek DS (1221) and Latham's Road DS (1230) have gone down, and the new rates are effective immediately. The contribution rates for Koomba Road DS (0314), Rockleigh Park DS (0518), O'Shea's Road DS (0614), Langwarrin DS (1204), Collard Drive DS (4642) and Broad Gully DS (4653) have increased, and the new rates will be effective in two months.
31-Jan-2006 Amendment 185
Scheme Maps The boundary between Aitken Creek Drainage Scheme (4480) and Roxburgh Park Drainage Strategy - Patullos Lane Catchment (4478) has been amended to reflect drainage patterns.
20-Jan-2006 Amendment 184
Contribution Rates Lollypop Creek Drainage Scheme (4010) is a new Greenfield scheme in the City of Wyndham. An Interim residential hydraulic contribution rate of $14,700 and an Interim residential water quality contribution rate of $6,300 applies from 19 March 2006.
5-Jan-2006 Amendment 183
Contribution Rates The contribution rate for Greaves Road DS (0624) has decreased and is effective immediately.
4-Jan-2006 Amendment 182
General As part of Melbourne Water's commitment to improvement, the Land Development Manual web site has recently been updated to improve the printability of all pages, remove all frames and allow correct bookmarking of pages, remove the need for a login and to allow users to register for the amendment email notification service and remove their name from this service as required. As part of this update, the previous 'favourites' feature has been discontinued.
23-Dec-2005 Amendment 181
Contribution Rates The Melbourne Water Board has recently approved four new Redevelopment Drainage Schemes (RDS). These schemes are Footscray Main Drain RDS (4221) in the City of Maribyrnong, Prahran Main Drain RDS (4811) and Canberra Road Drain RDS (4816) in the City of Stonnington, and Heatherton Main Drain RDS (5002) in the City of Kingston. Note that Heatherton Main Drain RDS supersedes the Argus Street Main Drain RDS (5011). Contributions will be effective from 22 February, 2006 and can be calculated by visiting the Contributions section and clicking on the 'Calculator' link.
12-Dec-2005 Amendment 180
Scheme Maps Cherry's Creek Drainage Scheme (4100A) is a new Greenfield scheme located to the south of the existing Derrimut Drainage Scheme. An Interim residential hydraulic contribution rate of $14,700 and an Interim residential water quality contribution rate of $6,300 apply from 12-Feb-2006. The boundary of Maidstone-Braybrook RDS (4245) has been amended to remove areas identified as not contributing to the scheme.
29-Nov-2005 Amendment 179
Contribution Rates The contribution rate for Troups Creek West DS (0606) has increased, and the new rate will be effective in two months. The contribution rates for Rowville DS (0303), Hallam South DS (0602) and Fitzgerald Road DS (0607) have decreased, and the new rates are effective immediately
21-Nov-2005 Amendment 178
General As of 18 November Melbourne Water's responsibilities for floodplain, regional drainage and waterway management have been extended to cover the majority of the Port Phillip and Westernport catchment, as indicated in the map below. The boundary extension was approved by the Minister for Water and published in a special edition of the Victorian Government Gazette (#224). Melbourne Water has been working with the Councils in the new areas to prepare for the handover of these management responsibilities and has also created a new "Rivers and Drainage" group to provide an ongoing single point for focused delivery of these services. We look forward to working with developers and consultants in this new region. In the case of new subdivisions and developments, Melbourne Water will be the referral authority (through local councils). As the referral authority, we will work with applicants to ensure proposed developments meet current standards for drainage. This is a consultative process to help applicants plan and develop properties, buildings and structures so they are safe from flooding without compromising the safety of other properties, and do not adversely impact upon waterway environments.
14-Nov-2005 Amendment 177
Contribution Rates Preliminary rates have been approved for Officer DS (1315) and Cardinia Road Drain DS (1502). The new rates are effective from 14th January, 2006.
4-Nov-2005 Amendment 176
Contribution Rates Homestead Road Extension Drainage Scheme (0631) is a new Greenfield scheme that has been created from part of the existing Homestead Road Drainage Scheme (0613). A Preliminary residential hydraulic contribution rate of $94,770/ha and a Preliminary residential water quality contribution rate of $7,356/ha applies from 4th January 2006. Note that no Residential High-Density rate applies in the new scheme. Works proposed as a part of the new scheme will also provide best-practice water quality treatment in the existing Homestead Road (0613) and O'Sheas Road (0614) Drainage Schemes. As a result, the contribution rates in these two schemes have been amended. Homestead Road DS (0613) has an increased water quality rate which will apply from 4th January 2006, while the water quality rate in O'Sheas Road DS (0614) has decreased and will apply immediately.
26-Oct-2005 Amendment 175
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Derrimut DS (4100) and Steele Creek DS (4230) have increased, and the new rates will be effective in two months. The contribution rate for Baxter East DS (2324) has decreased, and the new rate is effective immediately.
6-Oct-2005 Amendment 174
Contribution Rates A preliminary rate has been approved for Point Cook DS (4043). The new rates are effective from 6th December, 2005. For Pakenham West DS (1507), Collison Road DS (2371) and Lysterfield West DS (0802) contribution rates have gone down, and the new rates are effective immediately. For Kings Creek DS (2231), Ballarto Road DS (1202) and Narre Warren Township DS (0611) contribution rates have increased, and these rates will be effective from 6th December, 2005.
7-Sep-2005 Amendment 173
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Valley Road DS (1231) and O'Neil Road DS (1306) have increased, and the new rates will be effective in two months. The contribution rate for Ti-Tree Creek DS (0619) has decreased, and the new rate is effective immediately.
2-Sep-2005 Amendment 172
Scheme Maps The boundaries between Homestead Road Drainage Scheme (0613) and O'Sheas Road Drainage Scheme (0614), and between Lower Carrum Downs Drainage Scheme (1208) and Upper Carrum Downs Drainage Scheme (1209) have been amended to reflect drainage patterns.
2-Sep-2005 Amendment 171
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Hallam North Road DS (0501) and Hallam Valley DS (0608) have increased, and the new rates will be effective in two months.
2-Sep-2005 Amendment 170
Contribution Rates The contribution rates for Hallam North Road DS (0501) and Hallam Valley DS (0608) have increased, and the new rates will be effective in two months.
1-Sep-2005 Amendment 169
General The new Stormwater Quality Offset Strategy that was advertised on the 1st of July is now effective. The strategy has established a water quality rate and allows for reductions in contributions where developers implement water sensitive urban design within the development. To clarify notice on the 30th June water quality and hydraulic contributions will apply to all identified scheme properties.
26-Aug-2005 Amendment 168
Contribution Rates Melbourne Water has approved the establishment of five new drainage schemes, which are parts of Area 3 of the former Skeleton Creek Drainage Scheme. The new contribution rates for Skeleton Creek South DS (4070), Skeleton Creek East DS (4073) and Tarneit Creek DS (4079) are effective immediately. The new contribution rates for Sayers Drain DS (4072) and Forsyth Road Drain DS (4077) are applicable from October 26th, 2005. The remaining portion of Area 3 is now known as Laverton RAAF DS (4077A). Area 1 is now known as Skeleton Creek Area 1 DS (4070A). Area 2 is now known as Skeleton Creek Area 2 DS (4074). Existing contribution rates will continue to apply in these schemes, but a stormwater quality offset rate will be introduced from 26th October, 2005. Note that the northern portion of the former Skeleton Creek DS (i.e. north of Leakes Road) is no longer part of any Greenfield drainage scheme as it is outside the 2030 Urban Growth Boundary, but the Wyndham stormwater quality offset rate applies in this area from 1 September 2005.
12-Aug-2005 Amendment 167
Scheme Maps The boundaries of Officer Drainage Scheme (1315) and Cardinia Road Drainage Scheme (1502) have been amended to reflect drainage patterns, including removal of land set aside for the Pakenham Bypass.
8-Aug-2005 Amendment 166
General Changes to Consultants Design Fees Melbourne Water has revised the reimbursement calculation for consultants design fees. The amendment generally increases payments made for design work and follows consultation with the Association of Land Development Engineers (ALDE) and the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA). Key points on the new fee scale are:
  • The middle line graph in the Association of Consulting Engineers Australia (ACEA) percentage fee scale has been adopted. This line represents work of average complexity which more accurately reflects current design standards.
  • A fixed percentage fee of 25% applies to projects of less than $20,000 in value
  • A sliding fee scale applies for projects up to $1 million
  • A negotiated fee applies for projects around or above $1 million (mutually agreeable to both parties)
  • Reimbursements will not be split into separate civil and landscaping works
The new arrangements are effective from 1 August 2005 and extend to all current offers (issued prior to 1 August 2005) where acceptances are yet to be received by Melbourne Water. Offers accepted prior to 1 August 2005 are not covered by the new arrangements.
28-Jul-2005 Amendment 165
Contribution Rates The Melbourne Water Board has recently approved two new Redevelopment Drainage Schemes (RDS). These schemes are Blackburn RDS (4893) in the City of Whitehorse and Nellie Street Main Drain RDS (4099) in the City of Hobson's Bay. Contributions will be effective from 28 September 2005 and can be calculated by visiting the Contributions section and clicking on the 'Calculator' link. The Melbourne Water Board has also recently approved the change of Box Hill North RDS (4741) to the new rate calculation model, based on change in average lot size. This method of calculation is effective immediately, and contributions can be calculated by visiting the Contributions section and clicking on the 'Calculator' link.
19-Jul-2005 Amendment 164
Contribution Rates The contribution rate for Upper Hendersons Creek DS (4532) has gone down, and this rate change is effective immediately. The contribution rate for Findon Creek DS (4535) has increased, and the new rate will be effective in two months.
19-Jul-2005 Amendment 163
Contribution Rates Wiltonvale Creek Drainage Scheme (4622) is a new Greenfield scheme located to the south of the recently adopted Mernda South Drainage Scheme. A Preliminary residential hydraulic contribution rate of $29,790 and a Preliminary residential water quality contribution rate of $17,938 applies from 19 September 2005.
12-Jul-2005 Amendment 162
General Melbourne Water is amending its Interim Low Density Residential contribution rate from $12,000/ha to $15,750/ha, which is the Interim Standard Residential rate of $21,000 multiplied by 0.75. This is consistent with the Contributions Policy of the Land Development Manual. The new Interim Low Density Residential rate will take effect in schemes where Interim rates apply from 13 September 2005.
12-Jul-2005 Amendment 161
General Following recent enquiries, Melbourne Water confirms that it no longer collects contributions from councils for existing roads and reserves in drainage schemes, consistent with the Principles of Creating Drainage Schemes, a stakeholder-endorsed set of 16 principles to guide the preparation and review of drainage schemes. Councils which have been involved in such arrangements with Melbourne Water are advised to check and update their records accordingly.
8-Jul-2005 Amendment 160
Scheme Maps The boundary between Point Cook Drainage Scheme (4043) and Cheetham Creek Drainage Scheme (4047) has been amended to reflect drainage patterns, and the boundaries of both schemes have been amended to exclude land outside the 2030 Urban Growth Boundary. The eastern boundary of Findon Creek Drainage Scheme (4535) has been amended to reflect drainage patterns.
30-Jun-2005 Amendment 159
General Changes to Developer Charges ESC Price Determination for 2005/06 to 2007/08 The ESC is the independent economic regulator established by the State Government of Victoria to regulate prescribed essential utility services supplied by the electricity, gas, water, ports, grain handling and rail freight industries and aspects of the insurance industry. The Commission took on responsibility for regulating the Victorian water industry from 1 January 2004. The first price determination for residential and non-residential water, sewer and drainage services for customers in metropolitan Melbourne and most of regional Victoria was released in June 2005 and covers the period 2005/06 to 2007/08. The ESC has determined that the pre-tax real discount rate used to convert future cash flows into present value terms, for calculating developer charges, shall change to 5.2%, replacing the current 8.2%. This application of the new discount rate has been limited to active drainage schemes in economic balance at current contribution rates. The new discount rate has affected scheme per hectare charges by up to +/-10 per cent. 2 months notice will apply for rate increases, rate decreases will be effective immediately. Corridor Charges and Process Cost Recovery fees discontinued As previously advised, Corridor contributions will be discontinued from 1 July 2005. The following Process Cost Recovery fees will also be discontinued from the same date in order to reduce transaction costs and improve service efficiency :
  • Non Works Offer Application fee ($75)
  • Works Offer Application fee ($100-$300)
  • Works Offer Acceptance fee ($2,200)
Notice of changes to Greenfield Drainage Scheme Contributions for developments < 0.4 ha In the interests of efficiency gains developments less than 0.4 ha in Greenfield Drainage Schemes referred to Melbourne Water as of 1st September 2005 will no longer be required to pay contribution rates. Stormwater Quality Offset Strategy The Melbourne Water Board have approved the introduction of a Stormwater Quality Offset Strategy to consistently and equitably apply water quality standards to all urban development inside and outside of drainage schemes. The strategy provides a mechanism for developers who cannot meet stormwater quality standards for their development to pay an offset to Melbourne Water who will provide treatment elsewhere in the catchment. In drainage schemes, where adequate water quality measures have not previously been planned, the water quality component of the contribution will be increased. Increases have been capped at 25% or $4000/ha. Outside of greenfield drainage schemes and in redevelopment schemes, a general area water quality rate will apply. This general area water quality rate will replace corridor charges. All new rates have been published in the contributions section of the LDM and will be effective from 1st September 2005. Further information on the offset strategy and the ability to reduce water quality contributions can be found in the LDM and the Stormwater Quality Offset Fact Sheet (115kb PDF Document). Redevelopment Drainage Schemes The Melbourne Water Board has recently approved two Redevelopment Drainage Schemes (RDS). These Schemes are Fulton Rd RDS in the City of Whitehorse and Maidstone-Braybrook RDS in the City of Maribyrnong. Redevelopment Drainage Schemes ensure that redevelopment of a catchment does not result in the existing level of drainage service being diminished. Works are sized to cater for the increased runoff resulting from denser urban development. The cost of these works is apportioned back to those who develop. Contributions will be applicable from 1 September 2005 and can be calculated by visiting the Land Development Manual (LDM) contributions sections and clicking on the "calculate" link.
29-Jun-2005 Amendment 157
General Pending a detailed rewriting of the Manual (underway), information relating to Melbourne Water's transition from the Australian Map Grid (AMG) coordinate system to the international GDA94 System has been included in the "Technical Guidelines and Requirements" part of the manual (As-Constructed Survey Requirements). All projects commenced after July 18, 2005 will have a requirement for any spatial data provided to be provided in GDA94 MGA55.
16-Jun-2005 Amendment 156
Agreement Information Information relating to drainage scheme component rates has been included in the "Agreement Information" section of the manual (Contributions). The rates will form the basis for determining developer contribution rates for drainage schemes.
31-May-2005 Amendment 155
Contribution Rates The Melbourne Water Board recently approved the establishment and final rate of Doreen Drainage Scheme (4681). The new rates are effective from July 30. The Melbourne Water Board also approved the establishment and final rates of Mernda South Drainage Scheme (4634) and Mernda North Drainage Scheme (6004). The new rates for these schemes are effective immediately.
25-May-2005 Amendment 154
Contribution Rates For Kinlora Drainage Scheme (DS 2326), McGregor Road Drainage Scheme (DS 1501) and Rockleigh Park Drainage Scheme (DS 0518) contribution rates have increased, and these rates will be effective in two months.
25-May-2005 Amendment 153
Contribution Rates For Bowen Road Drainage Scheme (DS 1124), Broad Gully Drainage Scheme (DS 4653), Crib Point Drainage Scheme (DS 2251), Edrington Park Drainage Scheme (DS 1316) and Golf Links Road Drainage Scheme (DS 0629) contribution rates have increased, and these rates will be effective in two months.
25-May-2005 Amendment 152
Contribution Rates For Baxter West Drainage Scheme (DS 2323), Black Flat Road Drainage Scheme (DS 6071), Cranbourne Central Drainage Scheme (DS 0703), East Moreton Drainage Scheme (DS 4139), Jells Road South Drainage Scheme (DS 0304) and Lathams Road Drainage Scheme (DS 1230) contribution rates have gone down, and the new rates are effective immediately.
16-May-2005 Amendment 151
General As from 1 July 2005, corridor contributions will be discontinued. If you have received or do receive a corridor offer dated 1 April 2005 or later, you may choose to defer your acceptance of this offer until after 30 June 2005, in which case no payment of corridor contributions will be required. Scheme contributions will continue.
18-Apr-2005 Amendment 150
Contribution Rates Argus Street Drain Redevelopment Scheme (5011) is a new redevelopment scheme located in Cheltenham, in the area bounded by Nepean Hwy, Keys Rd, Warrigal Rd and Centre Dandenong Rd. A preliminary residential contribution rate of $35,086 applies from 18 June 2005.
22-Feb-2005 Amendment 149
General Carrum Lowlands North Drainage Scheme (DS 1101) and Carrum Lowland South Drainage Scheme (DS 0103) have been merged into a single scheme to create Carrum Lowlands Drainage Scheme (DS 1101). The change is for administrative reasons only, and there are no changes to contribution rates as a result of this amendment.
17-Feb-2005 Amendment 148
Contribution Rates For Somerville Drainage Scheme (DS 2328), Collard Drive Drainage Scheme (DS 4642) and Hallam Valley Contour Drain Remodelling Drainage Scheme (DS 0621) rates have gone down, and the new rates are effective immediately. For Homestead Road Drainage Scheme (DS 0613) rates have increased, and these rates will be effective in two months.
21-Jan-2005 Amendment 147
Contribution Rates The Melbourne Water Board recently approved the establishment and final rate of the Findon Creek DS (4535). The new rates are $30,448 per hectare for residential properties and $45,672 per hectare for industrial/commercial development, effective immediately. The Melbourne Water Board also approved the establishment and final rate of the Mernda Central DS (4635). The new rates are $34,400 per hectare for residential properties and $51,600 per hectare for industrial/commercial development, effective immediately.
13-Jan-2005 Amendment 146
Scheme Maps The boundary of Point Cook Drainage Scheme (DS4043) has been amended to exclude land outside the 2030 Urban Growth Boundary.
13-Jan-2005 Amendment 145
Contribution Rates The contribution rate for Haileybury DS (1114) has gone down, and this rate change is effective immediately.
13-Jan-2005 Amendment 144
Contribution Rates Langwarrin DS (1204), Lyndhurst South DS (0704), Troups Creek East Branch DS (0610) and Warrangine DS (2221) contribution rates have increased, and these rates will be effective in two months.
13-Jan-2005 Amendment 143
Contribution Rates Stony Hill Creek DS (4141), Upper Boggy Creek DS (1203) and Wells Road DS (1210) contribution rates have gone down, and these rates are effective immediately.
13-Jan-2005 Amendment 142
Contribution Rates Fitzgerald Road DS (0607), Gorge Road DS (4615), Laurimar DS (6001), Little Boggy Creek DS (1221), Monahans Road Drainage Scheme (DS 0701), Steele Creek DS (4230) contribution rates have gone down, and these rates are effective immediately.
13-Jan-2005 Amendment 141
Scheme Maps The boundary of Point Cook Drainage Scheme (DS4043) has been amended to exclude land outside the 2030 Urban Growth Boundary.
27-Oct-2004 Amendment 140
Scheme Maps The boundary between Ordish Road North Drainage Scheme (DS201) and Dandenong South Drainage Scheme (DS509) has been amended to reflect drainage patterns.
29-Sep-2004 Amendment 139
Contribution Rates For Roxburgh Park Strategy (NO DADS) Craigieburn South Drainage Catchment (DS 4487), Roxburgh Park Strategy (NO DADS) Coopers Road Drainage Catchment (DS 4479) and Roxburgh Park Strategy (NO DADS) Patullos Lane Drainage Catchment (DS 4478) rates have gone down, and these rates are effective immediately.
29-Sep-2004 Amendment 138
Contribution Rates For Cheetham Drainage Scheme (DS 4047), Gomms Road Drainage Scheme (DS 2327), Koo Wee Rup Drainage Scheme (DS 3821) and Langwarrin South Drainage Scheme (DS 2331) rates have gone down, and these rates are effective immediately. For Berwick South Drainage Scheme (DS 615) rates have increased, and these rates will be effective in two months.
29-Sep-2004 Amendment 137
Scheme Maps The northern boundary of Findon Creek DS (4535) has been amended to exclude land outside the 2030 Urban Growth Boundary.
22-Sep-2004 Amendment 136
Contribution Rates For Gartsides North Drainage Scheme (DS 1111), the contribution rates will increase in two months time.
6-Sep-2004 Amendment 135
Agreement Information A recent review of drainage pipeline contracts has enabled the pipeline refund rates in the Agreement Information part of the manual to be updated, for the first time since 1998. The reimbursement rates have been altered to reflect current tender prices for different pipe jointing systems and backfill requirements. The link in the previous email notification was incorrect. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience.
6-Sep-2004 Amendment 134
Agreement Information A recent review of drainage pipeline contracts has enabled the pipeline refund rates in the Agreement Information part of the manual to be updated, for the first time since 1998. The reimbursement rates have been altered to reflect current tender prices for different pipe jointing systems and backfill requirements.
24-Aug-2004 Amendment 133
Contribution Rates For Baxter West Drainage Scheme (DS 2323) and Lysterfield West Drainage Scheme (DS 802) rates have gone down, and these rates are effective immediately. For Hallam North Road Drainage Scheme (DS 501) rates have increased, and these rates will be effective in two months.
20-Aug-2004 Amendment 132
Contribution Rates For Ballarto Road Drainage Scheme (DS 1202), Essex Park Extension Drainage Scheme (DS 206), Hallam Valley Drainage Scheme (DS 608), Kings Creek Drainage Scheme (DS 2231), Koomba Road Drainage Scheme (DS 314) and Narre Warren Township Drainage Scheme (DS 611) the contribution rates will increase in two months time.
20-Aug-2004 Amendment 131
Contribution Rates For Braeside South Drainage scheme (DS 1128), Greaves Road Drainage Scheme (DS 624), Rowville Drainage Scheme (DS 303) and Lower Carrum Downs Drainage Scheme (DS 1208) the contribution rates have gone down. The new rates apply immediately.
9-Aug-2004 Amendment 130
Contribution Rates Melbourne Water has completed a review of active drainage schemes (DS). For O’Shea’s Road DS (614), Pakenham Creek DS (1602), South Morang DS (Formerly Heaths Court DS – 4628), Troups Creek West Branch DS (606), and Valley Road DS (1231) the contribution rates will increase in two months time.
9-Aug-2004 Amendment 129
Contribution Rates Melbourne Water has completed a review of active drainage schemes (DS). For Collison Road DS (2371), Derrimut DS (4100), Eastern Drain DS (1603), Kennedy Creek DS (1604), McGregor Road DS (1501) and O’Neil Road DS (1306) the contribution rates will increase in two months time.
9-Aug-2004 Amendment 128
Contribution Rates Melbourne Water has completed a review of active drainage schemes (DS). For Baxter East DS (2324), Hallam South DS (602) and Upper Henderson Creek DS (4532) the drainage rates have gone down. The new rates apply immediately.
4-Aug-2004 Amendment 127
General With assistance from Melbourne Water and the Environmental Protection Authority, the City of Casey, and the Shires of Cardinia and Mornington Peninsula have developed a "Site Environmental Management Plan" (Site EMP) to identify the environmental risks applicable to a given site, the likelihood and consequence of these risks, and appropriate measures to manage the risks. It is intended that the Site EMP will become a standard document used widely by the development industry to identify and manage environmental risks. The LDM website has been upgraded. By clicking on the "Site Management Plans" icon in the navigation toolbox on the home page (left hand side, between the "maps" and "contribution rates" icons), access is obtained to detailed guidance notes (designed to be printed in A4 size) together with a template suitable for a A1 size plan.
22-Jun-2004 Amendment 126
General Melbourne Water has made minor amendments to the Land Development Manual, pending a more detailed review that is currently underway. The Introduction Section has been changed to include links to information on Water Sensitive Urban Design and Drainage Scheme Principles, which are useful supplements to the manual.
17-Jun-2004 Amendment 125
Contribution Rates Mernda DS (6004) has been divided into three schemes and preliminary residential rates have been approved for each. Mernda North DS (6004) has a new rate of $62,000, Mernda Central DS (4635) has a new rate of $44,000, and Mernda South DS (4634) has a new rate of $67,000. These new rates are applicable from 17th August, 2004. Please check the website maps to see the boundaries of the schemes. Any questions may be directed to Adam Dunn on 9235 2192.
4-Jun-2004 Amendment 124
Scheme Maps Melbourne Water has exempted a part of a drainage scheme from rates and has modified scheme boundaries for a further three drainage schemes. The boundary between Skeleton Creek Drainage Scheme (4070) and Cheetham Creek Drainage Scheme (4047) has been amended to reflect drainage patterns. The southern portions of Willowgreen and Waterhaven Estates are now part of the Skeleton Creek Drainage Scheme, consistent with the direction of drainage. No contribution rates will be charged for the portion of Boardwalk Estate within Cheetham Creek Drainage Scheme (4047). Works are being constructed in lieu of contributions for this part of the scheme. The boundary of Deep Creek South Drainage Scheme (1601) has been amended. Land to the south-west that is being rezoned for development is now included in the scheme.
4-Jun-2004 Amendment 123
Contribution Rates Melbourne Water has completed a review of five active drainage schemes. For Deep Creek South Drainage Scheme (1601), the current contribution rates are $22,770 per hectare for residential development and $34,155 per hectare for industrial development. They will increase to $25,047 per hectare for residential development and $37,571 per hectare for industrial development in two months time. For Lyndhurst North Drainage Scheme (705) the current contribution rates are $31,206 per hectare for residential development and $46,809 per hectare for industrial development. They will increase to $34,327 per hectare for residential development and $51,491 per hectare for industrial development in two months time. For Pakenham West Drainage Scheme (1507) the applicable rates are now $19,189 per hectare for residential development and $28,784 per hectare for industrial development. Previously the rates were $19,344 per hectare and $29,016 per hectare respectively. For Rockleigh Park Drainage Scheme (518) the current contribution rates of $8,691 per hectare for low-density residential development will increase to $9,417 per hectare in two months time. For Ti-Tree Creek Drainage Scheme (619) the applicable rates are now $22,879 per hectare for residential development and $34,319 per hectare for industrial development. Previously the rates were $23,367 per hectare and $35,050 per hectare respectively.
21-May-2004 Amendment 122
Contribution Rates Melbourne Water has completed a review of 5 active drainage schemes. For East Moreton DS, the current contribution rates are $32,518 per hectare for residential development and $48,777 per hectare for industrial development. They will increase to $34,312 per hectare for residential development and $51,468 per hectare for industrial development in two months time. For Edrington Park DS the applicable rate is now $20,412 per hectare for residential development and $30,618 per hectare for industrial development. Previously the rates were $22,408 per hectare and $33,612 per hectare respectively. For Burgess Street DS the applicable rate for industrial/commercial development is now $30,944 per hectare. Previously it was $34,438 per hectare. For Lathams Road DS the applicable rates are now $13,523 per hectare for residential development and $20,285 per hectare for industrial development. Previously the rates were $13,576 per hectare and $20,364 per hectare respectively. For Blackflat Road DS the applicable rates are $34,367 per hectare for residential development less than or equal to 4,000 square metres and $25,755 per hectare for residential development greater than 4,000 square metres. Previously the rates were $36,288 per hectare and $27,216 per hectare respectively.
6-Apr-2004 Amendment 121
Contribution Rates Deleted
6-Apr-2004 Amendment 120
Contribution Rates Deleted
6-Apr-2004 Amendment 119
Contribution Rates Deleted
6-Apr-2004 Amendment 118
Contribution Rates Deleted
6-Apr-2004 Amendment 117
Contribution Rates Deleted
6-Apr-2004 Amendment 116
Contribution Rates The residential contribution rate for the Broad Gully Drainage Scheme has been amended due to the discovery of a typographical error. The change has immediate effect. The new rate replaces the old rate of $27,171 per hectare. If any developers feel that this correction raises particular issues for them, they should contact Melbourne Water to discuss further.
12-Feb-2004 Amendment 115
Contribution Rates The Melbourne Water Board recently approved the establishment and final rate of the Broad Gully Drainage Scheme (4653). The new rates are $27,171 per hectare for residential properties and $41,566 per hectare for industrial development, effective 4 April 2004. A change has also been made to contribution rates for Collard Drive Drainage Scheme (4642). Low density residential rates have been removed, standard residential density rates have been lowered to $16,649 per hectare and industrial rates have been lowered to $24,973 per hectare, effective immediately.
3-Nov-2003 Amendment 114
Scheme Maps Cardinia Road Drainage Scheme (1502) is a new scheme being prepared for approximately 600ha of land between Officer and Pakenham. The catchment is generally centred on Cardinia Road between the ridge just to the north of the Princes Highway, south to the proposed Princes Freeway. The land has been identified as a proposed development area. Interim contribution rates now apply. Any questions may be directed to Keith Boniface on 9235 2245.
15-Oct-2003 Amendment 113
General Melbourne Water advises that recent emails advising of changes to the LDM contain a gap between amendment numbers 102 and 110. No messages are associated with the missing numbers, which were required for internal administration purposes.
14-Oct-2003 Amendment 112
Contribution Rates The Melbourne Water Board recently approved the establishment and final rate for the Haileybury Drainage Scheme that will become effective on 15 December 2003. This final rate will again be reviewed once tenders are received for the remodelling of the Edithvale Road Drain works. Lyndhurst Drainage Scheme (711) is a new scheme being prepared for approximately 460ha of land generally bound by Cranbourne Railway Line to the east, Dandenong-Hastings Rd to the west, and Breens Rd to the south. The land has been identified as a proposed development area. Interim contribution rates now apply. Any questions may be directed to Keith Boniface on 9235 2245. A periodic review of the Pakenham West Drainage Scheme was recently completed with the reduced rate being effective immediately. The scheme boundary through the Lakeside at Pakenham Estate has also been adjusted.
14-Oct-2003 Amendment 111
General Enhanced drainage scheme map navigation and resolution features User feedback is an important source of input to ongoing enhancements to the Land Development web site. The Drainage scheme area maps form a key feature of the web site. Subscribers using the scheme map feature have reported a number of shortcomings when ascertaining if their development lies within a drainage scheme (or corridor) and what the applicable contribution rates are. Problems included poor picture resolution and a hit and miss method of drilling down through the three layer map base. The maps and navigation tools have now been enhanced. Maps may now be accessed via key maps overlaid with a Melway page grid with major roads labelled. Alternatively a drop down list of Melway pages appears on the key maps or a subscriber can access the maps via a short cut key from the contribution rates table. The scheme maps are also clearer and faster loading.
22-Aug-2003 Amendment 101
Scheme Maps This notification supersedes Amendment 100 of 20/8/2003. Point Cook Drainage Scheme is a new scheme being prepared for approximately 1010 hectares of land generally bound by Point Cook Road to the east, Princes Highway to the north, Hoppers Lane to the west, and sneydes Road to the south. The land has been identified as a proposed Development area. Further details of the scheme can be obtained by contacting YC Chia on ph 9235 2187. Melbourne Water apologies for any inconvenience caused.
20-Aug-2003 Amendment 100
Scheme Maps A change has been made to Scheme maps. Point Cook Drainage Scheme is a new scheme being prepared for approximately 1010 hectares of land generally bound by Point Cook Road to the east, Princes Highway to the north, Hoppers Lane to the west, and Sneydes Road to the south. The land has been identified as a proposed residential area. Further details of the scheme can be obtained by contacting YC Chia on ph 9235 2187. Should you require further information, please contact Melbourne Water Directly by e-mail to land.dev.manual@melbournewater.com.au or by telephone (03) 9235 2100 and ask for the Land Development Help Line.
7-Aug-2003 Amendment 99
Scheme Maps The scheme boundaries for the following schemes have changed : Lyndhurst north (DS0705) and Hampton Park East Extension (DS 0605). Please refer to Melbourne Water's Land Development Manual internet site to view the changes in the first instance and any question may be directed to Keith Boniface on 9235 2245
10-Jul-2003 Amendment 98
General As of 1 July 2003, subscribers will no longer be required to pay an annual fee for full access to the Land Development manual. This decision has been made in the interests of encouraging usage. All subscribers (existing and new) will still be required to access the site by providing details of their user name and pass word, so that they will continue to receive relevant email correspondence. Generally no new subscribers will be accepted from organisations already subscribing to the LDM unless a good reason is provided, in order to keep website support costs to an acceptable level. As fees are no longer payable it will no longer be necessary to renew subscriptions annually. However subscribers who have not accessed the LDM for a period of six months may be contacted regarding having their access cancelled. For further information on the changes please contact Mike Edwards on 9235 2213.
27-Jun-2003 Amendment 97
Contribution Rates The South East Catchment Planning Group has completed the review of 30 active drainage schemes in the south east region. The Contributions Rates Table in the Land Development Manual has been updated with the new rates. The following schemes have had rates reduced and the new rates will apply effective 30 June 2003 - Berwick South DS (615), Braeside South DS (1128), Eastern Drain DS (1603), Edrington Park DS (1316), Gomms Road DS (2327), Greaves Road DS (624), Kennedy Creek DS (1604), Kings Creek DS (2231), Langwarrin South DS (2331), O’Neil Road DS (1306), Pakenham Creek DS (1602), Rockleigh Park DS (518), Ti Tree Creek DS (619), Troups Creek West Branch DS (606). The following schemes have had rates increased and the new rates will apply effective 30 August 2003 - Baxter East DS (2324), Baxter West DS (2323), Collison Road DS (2371), Deep Creek South DS (1601), Essex Park Extension DS (206), Gartsides North DS (1111), Golf Links Road DS (629), Hallam North Road DS (501), Homestead Road DS (613), Kinlora DS (2326), Lathams Road DS (1230), Lower Carrum Downs DS (1208), Lyndhurst North DS (705), Lysterfield West DS (802), McGregor Road DS (1501), O’Shea’s Road DS (614). Consultants and Developers with Offers in hand or accepted Offers with deferred contributions should review their circumstances to evaluate the impact of any contribution rate change. If you have any questions concerning how the rate change will impact on your Offer, contact the Land Development Officer or Developer Works Officer who signed the Offer.
30-Apr-2003 Amendment 96
Scheme Maps As part of the redevelopment of the Waverley Park site in Mulgrave (Melways 80 J3), the boundaries of the Jells Road Drainage Scheme (304) and Jacksons Road North Drainage Scheme (302) have been amended in line with an approved drainage strategy for the redevelopment. The maps for these schemes have been amended.
24-Apr-2003 Amendment 95
Scheme Maps Minor adjustments have been made to the boundary between Derrimut DS (4100) and Laverton Creek DS (4080) to better delineate the direction of drainage. The boundaries of Roxburgh Park Drainage Strategy: Patullos La (4478) and Roxburgh Park Drainage Strategy: Coopers Rd (4479) have been amended to include the old Navy land.
24-Apr-2003 Amendment 94
Contribution Rates The rates for 4100 Derrimut DS have gone up, and the three Roxburgh Park Drainage Strategies (4478, 4479, 4487) have had a rate decrease.
11-Apr-2003 Amendment 93
Scheme Maps Abrehart Road Drainage Scheme is a new scheme being prepared for approximately 220 hectares of land west of Deep Creek and north of the Princes Highway in Pakenham. The area is being rezoned to Residential 1 Zone with the scheme providing main outfall drainage and protecting the downstream waterway from adverse development impacts. The interim scheme rates apply from 11 June 2003. Further details of the scheme can be obtained by contacting Ruwan Jayasinghe on ph 9235 2181.
11-Apr-2003 Amendment 92
Scheme Maps Laverton Creek Drainage Scheme has had its boundary amended to exclude the Notla Estate.
25-Mar-2003 Amendment 91
Contribution Rates Changes have been made to the contribution rates for Laurimar DS (6001) and Stony Hill Creek DS (4141), as a result of periodic reviews of those schemes. The new increased rates for Stony Hill Creek become effective from 24 May 2003. The new reduced rates for Laurimar are effective immediately.
20-Mar-2003 Amendment 90
Contribution Rates Changes (increases) have been made to the contribution rates for the South Morang Drainage Scheme (Formerly Heaths Court Drainage Scheme). The increased new rates will become effective from 20 May 2003.
19-Mar-2003 Amendment 89
Scheme Maps The boundary for Pakenham West DS (1507) differed from the approved boundary and has now been amended accordingly.
19-Mar-2003 Amendment 88
Contribution Rates Changes have been made to the contribution rates for Aitken Creek DS (4480), Box Hill North Redevelopment Scheme (4741), Cheetham Creek DS (4047), Dry Creek DS (4621) and Gorge Road DS (4615), as a result of periodic reviews of those schemes. The new increased rates for Dry Creek and Gorge Road become effective from 17 May 2003. The new reduced rates for Aitken Creek, Box Hill North and Cheetham Creek are effective immediately.
17-Feb-2003 Amendment 87
Scheme Maps Following a review (ref: amendment 2 Jan 2003), the scheme boundary of Upper Henderson's Creek DS (4532) has been amended to exclude the area east of the dismantled railway, and to include 'Area 1' (part of Hillcroft Estate).
30-Jan-2003 Amendment 85
Contribution Rates The preliminary rate for Haileybury Drainage Scheme is amended to $53,944 per ha for residential development and $80,916 per ha for commercial/industrial development. These rates are affective as of 01 February 2003
15-Jan-2003 Amendment 84
General DADS CONTRIBUTION DISCONTINUED A recent review of Melbourne Water's developer charges supports the continuing need for cost recovery of works downstream of drainage schemes, where the works are to cater for to altered flows and water pollution attributable to development within the upstream drainage schemes. The review also identified that improvements in nexus and transparency could be achieved by incorporating the cost of such downstream works into individual drainage schemes. As the Development of Authorities Drainage System (DADS) contribution rate was based on the cost of regional catchment works rather than those attributable to individual drainage schemes, it has been discontinued in favour of reviewing and updating individual drainage schemes. The review process is expected to take a considerable period of time to complete. During this period there will be no DADS replacement charge levied. Therefore, effective from Friday 20 December 2002, the DADS contribution no longer applies as a component of developer contributions for drainage schemes. The decision to discontinue DADS was noted by the Board of Melbourne Water on Thursday 19 December. · The effective date is 20 December 2002. All offers made from this date forward no longer include DADS. · All payments stamped "received" or "paid" by Melbourne Water from this date onwards will have the DADS component refunded. · Any area credits processed on or after 20 December 2002 will exclude DADS except where a Statement of Compliance has been already issued.
9-Jan-2003 Amendment 83
Contribution Rates Changes have been made to the contribution rates for the Burgess Street and Black Flat Drainage Schemes, as a result of periodic reviews of those schemes. The new increased rate for Black Flat Drainage Scheme will become effective from 10 March 2003. The new reduced rate for Burgess Street Drainage Scheme will be implemented immediately (i.e. from 9 January 2003).
9-Jan-2003 Amendment 82
Contribution Rates An incorrect update notification was sent to users regarding the Black Flat and Burgess Street drainage schemes. Please ignore this notification. A corrected notification follows.
9-Jan-2003 Amendment 81
Contribution Rates Changes (increases) have been made to the contribution rates for the Burgess Street and Black Flat Road Drainage Schemes. The increased new rates will become effective from 9 Jan 2003.
8-Jan-2003 Amendment 80
Scheme Maps The boundary of the Pakenham Creek DS has been amended in the south-east corner of the scheme to maximise the area required to drain via Pakenham Creek into the Deep Creek Retarding Basin to minimise impacts on downstream rural land.
2-Jan-2003 Amendment 79
Contribution Rates Changes (increases) have been made to the contribution rates for the East Morton and Henderson Creek Drainage Schemes, as a result of periodic reviews of those schemes. The increased new rates will become effective from 1 March 2003.
17-Dec-2002 Amendment 78
Scheme Maps There have been changes to two Drainage Scheme boundaries: 4653 - Broad Gully Drainage Scheme The scheme boundary has been changed to exclude an area zoned Environmental Rural Zone 3. 4681 - Doreen Drainage Scheme The scheme boundary has been extended to include three new pockets of land that will be developed under the City of Whittlesea's Mernda Strategy Plan.
21-Nov-2002 Amendment 77
Scheme Maps Yuroke Creek DS (4360) has been removed from the Land Development Manual maps. It had previously been erroneously included. It is not yet an approved drainage scheme.
9-Oct-2002 Amendment 76
Contribution Rates Following reviews of the Fitzgerald Road (607), Lysterfield West (802) and Troups Creek West Branch (606) Drainage Schemes, the contribution rates for those Schemes have been recalculated. The increased contribution rates for the Lysterfield West and Troups Creek West Branch Schemes will become effective on 1 January 2003. The reduced contribution rate for he Fitzgerald Road Scheme will be implemented immediately.
4-Sep-2002 Amendment 75
Scheme Maps Please note that amendments have been made to the boundaries of the Jackson's Rd North (302) and Kilsyth West (410) Drainage Schemes. The changes have been made to more accurately reflect the extent of development that is expected to be served by those Schemes.
28-Aug-2002 Amendment 74
Contribution Rates The contribution rate for the Valley Road Drainage Scheme has been reviewed. The new rate takes effect from 1 November 2002.
28-Aug-2002 Amendment 73
General Please note that the User Registration application form has been updated. There are changes to the Melbourne Water contact details, and minor amendment to the wording, including a Privacy Statement.
21-Aug-2002 Amendment 72
General The Land Development Manual's Contributions Table, which can be accessed directly via the Contributions Table icon in the Navigation Box, has been amended to now include the DADS Contribution Rates, in addition to the Drainage Schemes Contribution Rates and Corridor Contribution Rates.
21-Jul-2002 Amendment 71
Contribution Rates Following a review of the Steele Creek Drainage Scheme, the contribution rate has been adjusted. As the new rate is lower than the previous rate, the new rate becomes effective forthwith.
4-Jul-2002 Amendment 70
Scheme Maps Introduction of Officer Drainage Scheme - (Melway pgs: 214 & 215). An investigation is currently underway to set up a new drainage scheme in the Officer area. The investigation covers the area generally situated north of the proposed Princes Freeway, east of Pink Hill, south of the Electricity Transmission lines and west of Gum Scrub Creek covering approximately 13.4 square kilometres. Please note that Interim Rates will be effective from 5 Sep 2002.
25-Jun-2002 Amendment 69
Scheme Maps Please note boundary amendments to the following Drainage Schemes: Haileybury(1114) , Edithvale (1110), Warringine Creek(2221) and Kings Creek (2231).
19-Jun-2002 Amendment 68
Contribution Rates The following note is added to the Baxter West Drainage Scheme Rates : Note 2 - All RZ1 land will be charged at the full residential contribution rate.
13-Jun-2002 Amendment 67
Contribution Rates The Residential Contribution Rate for the Aitken Creek Drainage Scheme has been amended due to the discovery of a typographical error. The change has immediate effect. If any developers feel that this correction raises particular issues for them, they should contact Melbourne Water to discuss further.
30-May-2002 Amendment 66
Contribution Rates The contribution rate for the South Morang Drainage Scheme has been changed to correct an error in the rate previously published. The correct rate has now been listed and takes effect immediately.
14-Mar-2002 Amendment 64
Scheme Maps Please note that the following changes have been made to the Maps on the Melbourne Water Land Development Web site. The boundary of the Broad Gully Drainage Scheme, number 4653, has been adjusted, but there has not been any change in the contribution rates applicable to this scheme. The map showing the location and boundary of the Collard Road Drainage Scheme number 4642, has also been added to the Maps. This drainage scheme was in fact added to the Land Development Manual Contributions table late last year, but the addition of the Scheme to the Maps facility was inadvertently over-looked at that time.
6-Mar-2002 Amendment 63
General NOTES ON RECENT MELBOURNE WATER REVIEW OF DRAINAGE SCHEMES AND THEIR CONTRIBUTION RATES. The following notes provide further information about the amendments to Drainage Scheme Contribution rates that were announced yesterday. Melbourne Water has been undertaking a review of all drainage schemes. This included an assessment of whether current hydraulic and water quality standards are met, and provision of additional works within the schemes (where required). The scheme rates have also been reviewed using a "net present value" financial model. Where additional works are proposed in schemes, only a percentage of the cost of these works, equal to the percentage of the area of land still to be developed in the scheme, will be funded by the scheme. That is, if 50% of land in a scheme is still to be developed, then only 50% of the cost of additional works will be funded by scheme contributions - this is to ensure that future developers are not paying for works to serve existing development. In some areas, scheme rates will increase due to applying a consistent approach to drainage scheme reimbursements. For example, Crib Point, Baxter West and Baxter East Schemes were originally set up so that developers were reimbursed for pipeline costs less the cost equivalent of a 300-mm diameter pipeline. These schemes will be altered to be consistent with all other schemes and the full cost of pipelines will be reimbursed. Therefore, while drainage scheme contribution rates will go up, the higher reimbursement for works should mean no net increase in cost to developers.
5-Mar-2002 Amendment 62
Contribution Rates Following a major review of many Melbourne Water Drainage Schemes, numerous changes have been made to Drainage Scheme Contribution Rates. Please note that where contribution rates have been reduced, they are effective from 4 March 2002. Where contribution rates have increased, the effective date will be 6 May 2002.
4-Mar-2002 Amendment 61
Contribution Rates Please note that the contribution rates for the Skeleton Creek Drainage Scheme No 4070 have been updated, effective from 22 February 2002.
4-Feb-2002 Amendment 65
Contribution Rates Please note that the contribution rates for Area 2 of the Skeleton Creek Drainage Scheme No 4070 have been updated, effective from 2 June 2002.
23-Oct-2001 Amendment 60
Contribution Rates Land Development Manual - Amendment No 28 Please note that the Contribution Rates for the Edrington Park Drainage Scheme (No 1316) will be adjusted from Interim to Final Rate on 25 December 2001. The adjustment will include the introduction of an Industrial/Commercial contribution rate, and an adjustment to the existing Residential contribution rates.
9-Oct-2001 Amendment 59
Contribution Rates Please note that the contribution rates of the following drainage schemes have been updated. - Ballarto Road Drainage Scheme No 1202 - Berwick South Drainage Scheme No 0615 - Hallam North Road Drainage Scheme No 0501 - Rockleigh Park Drainage Scheme No 0518 The effective date for the new increased rates for Hallam North Road Drainage Scheme is 3 December 2001. The effective date for the reduced rates for Ballarto Road, Berwick South and Rockleigh Park Drainage Schemes is 9 October 2001 (immediately).
25-Sep-2001 Amendment 58
General Dear Land Development Manual subscriber, Melbourne Water is pleased to announce the launch of the new look Land Development Manual website which has been deployed for your convenience as of today. The site now incorporates welcome new features and enhancements created specifically in response to suggestions and responses to our subscriber survey. Industry representatives have also provided helpful comments during the initial phase of the upgrade. Thanks are extended to all of you who have contributed to the creation of this much improved service. Whilst retaining all existing key information and site content, you will notice that functionality has been improved and new material made available. Here are the key features: - New contemporary design, colour and layout. - Improved site navigation and short cuts to frequently used sections - Images and new image libraries available in a choice of downloadable formats. - A site management plan to assist consultants to address environmental aspects of Melbourne Water’s conditions of development. This plan is downloadable in a number of formats including AutoCad and comes with a user guide. - Password reminder facility - Favourite links options - A handy reminder of subscription renewal date (the availability of online subscription renewal is imminent). - Restrictions on casual visitor access to key subscriber only sections of the site designed to protect the benefits enjoyed by current subscribers. Melbourne Water commends the new site to you and looks forward to working with subscribers to improve the quality of service. If you have any queries or feedback please use the facilities established for this purpose on the website.
23-Aug-2001 Amendment 57
Forms Amendment to Form A. As a result of recent internal changes within Melbourne Water, a minor, but important alteration has been made to the 'Application for Offer of Drainage Conditions' form, which is found as the downloadable Form A in the Standard Forms section of Agreement Information. A new field, 'Municipality' has been added to the Details of Development information section of the form, near the top of page two. It is requested that care be taken to ensure that this field is always completed. It is expected that provision of this information to Melbourne Water will assist in more efficient processing of the application within Melbourne Water.
17-Apr-2001 Amendment 51
Contribution Rates Please note that the contribution rates of the following drainage schemes have been updated. Cranbourne East Drainage Scheme George Street Drainage Scheme Greaves Road Drainage Scheme Part A Greaves Road Drainage Scheme Part B Hampton Park West Drainage Scheme O’Shea’s Road Drainage Scheme Princes Domain Drainage Scheme Scoresby Outfall Drainage Scheme Troups Creek East Branch Drainage Scheme Upper Henderson Creek Drainage Scheme Warringine Creek Drainage Scheme The effective date for the new rates is 18 June 01, except for Greaves Road Drainage Scheme Part B. The effective date for reduced rates for Greaves Road Drainage Scheme Part B is 17 April 01 (immediately).
21-Mar-2001 Amendment 50
Contribution Rates Introduction of Broad Gully Drainage Scheme - (Melway ref: 184 J12 - 12 A3). Please note that Interim Rates will be effective from 26 May 01.
7-Mar-2001 Amendment 49
Contribution Rates Please note that the Pakenham West Drainage Scheme contribution rates have been updated. New rates will be effective from 14/5/01.
22-Feb-2001 Amendment 48
Contribution Rates Please note that the Stony Hill Creek Drainage Scheme contribution rate has been updated. New rates will be effective from 1/5/01.
25-Jan-2001 Amendment 47
General Dear Land Development Manual subscriber, In order to achieve a better quality product for our subscribers, we would appreciate your thoughts on the Melbourne Water Land Development Manual. A hyperlink to our survey is attached and we would ask that you take a few minutes to complete it and return to us by 1 March 2001. Your feedback will assist us in prioritising the areas of the manual that require updating and progressively undertake improvements to make this manual more user friendly. The survey is located on the web at : http://ldm.melbournewater.com.au/main/survey The survey contains a series of statements with the option to agree or disagree. Four columns have been provided and you are asked to select the most appropriate column (refer headings of columns to determine level of agreement). Each statement includes an area to include more specific comments. Please use the space provided. Please feel free to contact the following people if you require any assistance in completing this survey or alternatively phone and offer your comments verbally. We would be happy to receive your call: Lalith Jayatilaka - 9235 2176 Email: lalith.jayatilaka@melbournewater.com.au Simon Marchington - 9235 2139 Email: simon.marchington@melbournewater.com.au Anthony Hall - 9235 2229 Email: anthony.hall@melbournewater.com.au We look forward to using your feedback to provide you with a better, more informative manual. Regards Simon Marchington Manager Business Planning & Reform Waterways
4-Jan-2001 Amendment 46
Contribution Rates Please note that the Skeleton Creek Drainage Scheme contribution rate has been updated. New rates for the Area 3 will be effective from 9/3/01.
22-Dec-2000 Amendment 45
Contribution Rates The following new drainage schemes have been added. 1. Findons Creek Drainage Scheme (Melway ref: 182 C1 - 182 C7) 2. Haileybury Drainage Scheme (Melway ref: 88 H9 - 93 J2) Interim Drainage Scheme contribution rates for these schemes will be effective from 22 Feb 2001. The scheme maps may be viewed using the 'Map' Menu. With best wishes for the Festive Season!
4-Dec-2000 Amendment 44
Contribution Rates Please note that the 'Laverton Creek Drainage Scheme' drainage contribution rates have been amended.
30-Nov-2000 Amendment 43
Contribution Rates Please note that the 'Laverton Creek Drainage Scheme' drainage contribution rates have been amended.
30-Nov-2000 Amendment 41
Contribution Rates Please note that the 'Laverton Creek Drainage Scheme' drainage contribution rates have been amended.
17-Oct-2000 Amendment 40
Contribution Rates Please note that the following drainage scheme rates (Table 1.2) have been amended. These new rates will be effective from 25 Dec 2000. 1 Aitken Creek Drainage Scheme 2 Braeside South Drainage Scheme
12-Sep-2000 Amendment 39
Contribution Rates Please note that the following changes have been made. A. Drainage Scheme Contribution Rates Table (Table 1.2) 1. Changes to contribution rates: · Laurimar Drainage Scheme - new rates are effective from 14/11/00 2. Clarification of existing Industrial/Commercial rates for the following drainage schemes: Blackflat Road, Crib Point, Dry Creek, East Moreton, Gartsides South, Gomms Road, Gorge Road, Hallam North Road, Homestead Road, Manuka Road, O'Neil Road, Potts Road, Ti Tree Creek & Valley Road B. The drainage scheme maps can now be accessed by selecting 'MAPS' from the main menu. When you select a scheme map, you will notice the relevant contribution for that scheme below the map page.
14-Jul-2000 Amendment 38
Contribution Rates The following changes have been made to the Drainage Scheme Contribution Rates Table (Table 1.2) (a) Heaths Court Drainage Scheme has been renamed as South Morang Drinage Scheme and for that scheme: * Residential Rate is no longer applicable * New Industrial / Commercial Rate is applicable from 12 Sep 2000 (b) Kinlora Drainage Scheme - New Low Density Residential Rate is applicable when new lots are created, from 12 Sep 2000 within the < a href="http://ldm.melbournewater.com.au/main/documents/ldd/Agreement%20Information/kinlora.jpg">Area - A.
14-Jul-2000 Amendment 37
Contribution Rates The following changes have been made to the Drainage Scheme Contribution Rates Table (Table 1.2) (a) Heaths Court Drainage Scheme has been renamed as South Morang Drinage Scheme and for that scheme: * Residential Rate is no longer applicable * New Industrial / Commercial Rate is applicable from 12 Sep 2000 (b) Kinlora Drainage Scheme - New Low Density Residential Rate is applicable when new lots are created, from 12 Sep 2000 within the < a href="http://ldm.melbournewater.com.au/main/documents/ldd/Agreement%20Information/kinlora.jpg">Area - A.
4-Jul-2000 Amendment 36
Contribution Rates As of 29 June 2000, Melbourne Water Process Charges, Flood Level, Acceptance Fees, Area Contributions, Drainage Scheme Fees, DADS Charges, Hydrology Request Fees have been listed as GST exempt taxes, fees and charges under Division 81 - 5 of the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999. Details of the full list of exempt taxes, fees and charges can be found at http://www.treasury.gov.au/. This means that these charges will not attract GST after 30 June 2000. Should you be in receipt of a Drainage Offer from Melbourne Water which is still valid (that is, less than three months old), you should pay as per the pre GST rates, not the GST inclusive rates. Land Development Manual has now been updated to show applicable rates in the following tables. (a) Table 1.2 - Drainage Scheme Contribution (b) Table 1.3 - DADS Contribution Rates (c) Table 1.5 - Corridor Contribution Rates However, please note that subscriptions fees to the Land Development Manual, Investigation & Intensive Audit Fees are subject to GST.
7-Jun-2000 Amendment 35
General The Land Development Manual has now been permanently relocated to its new address at http://ldm.melbournewater.com.au The old address will now automatically redirect all users to the new site. As a part of this process, some users may have received errant renewal notices. We apologise for any confusion these may have caused.
2-Jun-2000 Amendment 34
Contribution Rates "Drainage Scheme Contribution Rates - Table 1.2 Braeside South Drainage Scheme - New reduced rates will be effective immediately (from 1 June 2000)."
1-Jun-2000 Amendment 33
General Melbourne Water launches its new web site today, and to coincide with the launch, the look and feel of the Land Development Manual has been updated.
26-May-2000 Amendment 32
Contribution Rates MW Land Development Manual update Drainage Scheme Contribution Rates - Table 1.2 Collison Road Drainage Scheme - New rates will be effective from 31 July 2000.
20-Apr-2000 Amendment 29
Contribution Rates Please note that the following changes have been made to MW's Land Development Manual.. · Wording of Statement on G.S.T on the first page. · Contribution Section - Table 1.2, 13. & 1.5b now show the drainage contributions if G.S.T. is applicable. Regards Lalith
6-Apr-2000 Amendment 28
Contribution Rates Notification of Changes to the Melbourne Water Land Development Manual. Drainage Scheme Contribution Rates - Table 1.2 * Burgess Street Drainage Scheme - New rates will be effective from 10 June 2000. * Skeleton Creek Drainage Scheme: Area 2 - Residential Rate has been corrected. The following note was added to the DADS contribution rates table - Table 1.3 "Note: DADS contributions are applicable for all Drainage Schemes unless specifically mentioned under the Scheme Name in the Table 1.2"
18-Feb-2000 Amendment 27
Contribution Rates This further to our message on 17 Feb 2000 regarding changes to the Skeleton Creek Drainage Scheme area contributions rates. Please note that the new reduced area contributions for the Area 2 (Ref attached map)will be applicable from 18 February 2000 without any waiting period. However, for the Area 3 two months waiting period is still applicable. * Area 1 -(Ref attached map) No contributions for the area bounded by the Main Sewer Outfall, Forsyth Road, Princes Freeway and Old Geelong Road. * Area 2 - Contributions rates for the area south of Sayers Road and west of Skeleton Creek, the Main Outfall Sewer and Old Geelong Road, effective from 18 February 2000. Residential- $10,952/ha Industrial - $16.428/ha * Area 3 - Contribution rates for the remaining part of the scheme effective from 18 April 2000. Residential- $30,713/ha Industrial - $46,069/ha http://ldm.melbwater.com.au/images/skeltnck.jpg We apologize for any inconvenience caused.
17-Feb-2000 Amendment 26
Contribution Rates Notification of Land Development Manual Update: Please note that the following new drainage scheme rates will be applicable from 18 April 2000. (A) Laverton Creek Drainage Scheme: Residential- $28.297/ha Industrial - $42445/ha (B) Skeleton Creek Drainage Scheme: * Area 1 (Ref attached map): the area bounded by the Main Sewer Outfall, Forsyth Road, Princes Freeway and Old Geelong Road. $0/ha * Area 2 (Ref attached map): the area south of Sayers Road and west of Skeleton Creek, the Main Outfall Sewer and Old Geelong Road. Residential- $10,952/ha Industrial - $16.428/ha * Area 3 - the remaining part of the scheme: Residential- $30,713 Industrial - $46,069/ha http://ldm.melbwater.com.au/images/skeltnck.jpg
18-Jan-2000 Amendment 25
Contribution Rates Melbourne Water Land Development Manual - Reduction in Drainage Contribution Rate, Roxburgh Park Strategy - Catchments 4479, 4487 and 4478. Please note that the contribution rates shown in Melbourne Water's Land Development Manual for the Roxburgh Park Drainage Strategy have been amended. The Residential drainage contribution rate has been reduced from $21,500 per hectare to $16,780 per hectare, and the Industrial/Commercial drainage contribution rate has been reduced from $32,250 per hectare to $25,169. The reduced drainage contribution rates are to take effect immediately, and reflect changes in the concept plan for the Roxburgh Park Estate and consequent cost reductions for Melbourne Water drainage infrastructure. The Land Development Manual web site has now been updated to show the new contribution rates.
12-Jan-2000 Amendment 24
Contribution Rates Please note that the following changes have been made to the Lande Development Manual. A. Drainage Scheme Contributions Table 1.2 * Bunyip Township Drainage Scheme - addition of missing low-density residential rate. * Dry Creek Drainage Scheme - definition of low and normal density rates * Lyndhurst North Drainage Scheme - new rates effective from 12/3/2000 * Troups Creek Drainage Scheme - removal of special residential rate for the area south of Princes Hwy B. Pre-Construction Certification List: '1.10 Works shall be undertaken in accordance with the Occupational Health Policy in Section 9' was added.
28-Oct-1999 Amendment 23
Contribution Rates Standard Drawing for Post and Rail Safety Fence (Drg. No. 7251/4/206) added.
21-Oct-1999 Amendment 22
Policies The following section has been added : Occupational Health Policy
13-Oct-1999 Amendment 21
Contribution Rates Contributions Updated : Lower Carrum Downs Drainage Scheme
9-Aug-1999 Amendment 2
Contribution Rates Contributions Updated.
4-Jul-1999 Amendment 1
Contribution Rates Updated Contributions Charges.
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