Drainage schemes and contribution rates

Drainage schemes are used to plan infrastructure for new urban developments. They guide the standards you must meet for flood protection, water quality and waterway health.

Drainage schemes

They're a master plan for drainage in a specific catchment area. Sometimes referred to as ‘development schemes’ or ‘development services schemes’. 


Contribution rates

Drainage schemes determine what financial contribution you need to make to us to fund required drainage and stormwater quality treatment works. 


Urban Renewal Precincts

Urban Renewal Cost Recovery Scheme (URCRS)

The scheme funds investment in major flooding and drainage infrastructure to support major urban renewal precincts in Melbourne, like Arden.

Fishermans Bend Urban Renewal Area (FBURA) Integrated Development Contributions Plan (DCP)

As part of the proposed Development Contributions Plan (DCP) Melbourne Water has designed the flood mitigation scheme that includes 11 major critical flood management infrastructure projects comprising levees, pump stations and upgraded pipe networks.


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