Where Melbourne Water is the relevant Referral Authority, as part of an application to amend planning scheme information, overlays or a change the zoning of a parcel of land, you will require our consent.

​Application process

Applications must include:

  • council cover letter including scheme amendment changes with maps

  • applicant cover letter (if submitted)

  • detailed development plans, including site plan and elevation plans

Approval process

We review applications received from councils and respond to the proposed changes.

We will respond with our:

  • consent

  • consent with conditions

  • objection


The process takes 28 calendar days to assess your application and respond.

Incomplete applications may be delayed or returned requesting additional information.


There are no fees for this service.

Contact us

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

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