The Victorian Government, in Water for Victoria, the Yarra Action Plan, the Plan Melbourne Implementation Plan and the Port Phillip Bay Environmental Management Plan, commits to improving stormwater management for greener environments and healthier waterways. Many of these stormwater policies involve changes to Victoria’s planning controls.
For this reason, the Minister for Planning established the Improving Stormwater Management Advisory Committee (the Committee) to provide independent advice to both the Minister for Planning and the Minister for Water on planning and development controls for improving stormwater management and strengthening the links between water management and urban planning.
This integrated approach taps into the highest level of water and planning expertise and facilitates input from stakeholders and specialists using an open and transparent process. Committee members (see FAQ) were selected due to their strategic perspective combined with a high level of expertise in water and/or planning.
The Committee was tasked with advising which types of development, of those currently not subject to the State’s urban runoff management objectives, should be required to manage their stormwater impacts and how this could be achieved. The Committee was also asked to provide future policy directions on improving stormwater management and strengthening the links between urban water management and the planning and development system more broadly (see Terms of Reference).
An Issues Paper was prepared by DELWP to provide a starting point for discussion and invite input from interested stakeholders.DELWP received a total of 46 written submissions, including 15 from Victorian local councils, five from water corporations, six from the housing and building industry and seven from environmental and/or community groups.
The Committee consulted widely. It held workshops with various stakeholder representatives and met one-on-one with some stakeholders.
The following Stakeholder Engagement Summary Report summarises stakeholder responses provided to the Committee throughout the consultation process.
The Committee provided its advice to Government in August 2018, see Committee report below.
Stakeholder Engagement Findings
Those submissions which were filled in through the online form on Engage Victoria
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