We're constantly obtaining new flood information for the wider Melbourne area. We provide this information to councils, so they have accurate information about land that may be affected by flooding during severe storms.
Maintaining flood information in planning schemes
Amendments may be required to maintain the accuracy of flood information shown on council planning scheme maps.
Changes to maps occur through a Planning Scheme Amendment.
Current amendments to planning schemes
Amendment C116: Proposed updates
Scheme Amendment C116 is currently on exhibition until Friday 8 February 2019. The Amendment proposes to extend the Land Subject to Inundation Overlay to cover parts of the Lang Lang and Little Lang Lang rivers and Muddy Creek at Toora.
The Land Subject to Inundation Overlay is used to identify land that is prone to inundation so that any new development is referred to Melbourne Water for our requirements. Drainage, floodplain management and environmental issues can then be considered early in the planning process. The Amendment has been prepared at the request of Melbourne Water and the West Gippsland Catchment Authority.
Amendment C221: Proposed updates
Melbourne Water and the City of Stonnington are proposing changes to Stonnington’s Planning Scheme, under Amendment C221, to minimise the effects of overland flows and flooding on new buildings, and ensure new developments don’t adversely affect existing properties.