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As a result of the recent high rainfalls and subsequent flooding Melbourne Water is working with emergency services and other relevant agencies to review the impacts to our waterways and assets. 

For flood or storm emergency assistance, contact the VIC SES on 132 500 and for life threatening emergencies call 000. 

You can access current emergency information by calling the VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226 or sign up to receive regular updates regarding flooding via the emergency.vic.gov.au website and app.

Calculate your drainage contribution

Drainage contributions are the costs we recover from developers to fund drainage scheme infrastructure and stormwater quality treatment works. These costs are then reimbursed to the developers that construct the scheme works.

Contributions are based on the area developed and the development type. For example, industrial development pays a higher rate than low-density residential development.

Important notes

  • The table below shows the rates per hectare for each drainage scheme.
  • Use the calculator below to calculate your contribution based on your development type and size.
  • You can get a discount on the stormwater quality component of the contributions if you build your own stormwater quality works, in addition to any stormwater quality works proposed in the scheme. The calculator will show the discount based on the level of ‘best practice’ proposed.

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