Developers designing assets in line with a drainage scheme (also known as a ‘Development Services Scheme’) or to alter or decommission an existing Melbourne Water asset must apply for our comments and acceptance of those designs.
Drainage designs go through three stages of review and acceptance:
The concept design process includes understanding the site, design configuration, confirming the location and size of the asset and if there is adequate land available. Concept designs can be submitted online for our consideration.
Following the completion and approval of concept design, functional designs outline the functional elements of the system. These include calculations, modelling and design refinement to ensure full functionality and future maintenance of the assets. Functional designs can be submitted online for our consideration.
Detailed design plans are submitted directly to the Project Officer allocated by Melbourne Water following the acceptance of the functional design.
Information required includes:
engineering design plans, including catchment plans and computations
supporting hydraulic, hydrologic and stormwater quality treatment modelling
additional information or correspondence (such as approvals from relevant authorities)
We will review and report and supporting modeling and respond with our:
request for further information (RFI) where required
in-principle acceptance with conditions
The process takes up to 28 calendar days to assess an application and respond. When additional information is requested, this may extend the response time beyond the 28 day period.
There are no fees for this service.
If you need any help to complete this application, contact us 131 722