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) have been selected due to their strategic perspective combined with a high level of expertise in water and/or planning.
The Committee is 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 must also 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 has been prepared by DELWP to provide a starting point for discussion and invite input from interested stakeholders.
The Committee will provide its advice in August 2018.
Have your say
A submission can be made by filling in the submission form below OR uploading your submission using the link embedded into the submission form by 27 July 2018.
Your submission should respond to the issues and opportunities identified in the Issues Paper (Consultation Documents).
This input will be summarised into a report to be provided to the Committee in July 2018. The key findings will also be made available to stakeholders online.
This survey must be completed in one sitting. Answers cannot be saved and will be lost if you navigate away from the page.
Those submissions which were filled in through the online form on Engage Victoria
The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) is committed to protecting personal information provided by you in accordance with the principles of the Victorian privacy laws.
The information you provide will be made available to the Improving Stormwater Management Advisory Committee, its secretariat (comprising DELWP staff), the Minister for Planning, the Minister for Water, and key stakeholders – including other government departments.
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The information you provide will be used to develop a report of stakeholder key issues and opportunities that will be provided to the Improving Stormwater Management Advisory Committee. A public version of this report will also be produced, with the names of stakeholders who wish to remain anonymous removed. DELWP may do the following with the content of your submission.
1. Publish a copy of your submission on the DELWP website or other Victorian Government website.
2. Quote directly from your feedback in the DELWP response to feedback.
All submissions, from submitters that have not indicated that they need to be confidential, will become public documents. Please do not include personally identifying information in the body of your submission.
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