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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.

Drainage design review and acceptance

Developers designing assets in line with a drainage scheme (also known as a ‘Development Services Scheme’) or to alter or decommission an existing Melbourne Water asset must apply for our comments and acceptance of those designs.

Drainage designs go through three stages of review and acceptance:

  • concept design

  • functional design

  • detailed designs

Concept design

The concept design process includes understanding the site, design configuration, confirming the location and size of the asset and if there is adequate land available. Concept designs can be submitted online for our consideration.

Functional design

Following the completion and approval of concept design, functional designs outline the functional elements of the system. These include calculations, modelling and design refinement to ensure full functionality and future maintenance of the assets. Functional designs can be submitted online for our consideration.

Detailed designs

Following the completion and acceptance of the Functional Design, Detailed Design plans can be submitted online for our consideration.

Application process

Documents required

Information required includes:

  • concept/functional report

  • engineering design plans, including catchment plans and computations

  • supporting hydraulic, hydrologic and stormwater quality treatment modelling

  • additional information or correspondence (such as approvals from relevant authorities)

Approval process

We will review and report and supporting modeling and respond with our:

  • request for further information (RFI) where required

  • in-principle acceptance

  • in-principle acceptance with conditions

  • objection 

Duration

The process takes up to 28 calendar days to assess an application and respond.

Incomplete applications may be delayed or returned requesting additional information.

Fees

There are no fees for this service.

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Contact us

If you need any help to complete this application, contact us 131 722

 

Last updated:
20 October 2020