Developers and their consultants are required to prepare and submit a stormwater management strategy for review by Melbourne Water.
A stormwater management strategy demonstrates that the proposed development site will meet the appropriate drainage requirements, including flood protection, waterway and water quality protection standards.
This application may be requested as part of pre-development planning or as a condition of consent to a planning permit.
Applications must include:
stormwater management strategy report, including catchments plans and computations
supporting modelling – hydraulic, hydrologic and stormwater quality treatment (if applicable)
development and staging plan including proposed timing of works
details of the outfall arrangements for out-of-sequence developments
acceptance letters for any proposed temporary outfall arrangements from council and affected downstream landowners
We will review the 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 on 131 722.