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.

Stormwater management during construction

These standards have been developed by Statewide River & Stream Management as part of the training notes for our Site Environmental Awareness Training (SEAT) for contractors. They've been reproduced in part to assist you in preparing for the management required on your construction site. 

Site Environmental Awareness Training

The preferred sequence for the implementation of environmental measures is preventative measures followed by control measures. By preventing erosion, the need for sediment control is reduced. 

For effective erosion management the measures must be: 

  • appropriate for the purpose

  • installed correctly

  • maintained

Where these measures aren't met they won't have any capacity to fulfil the desired purpose. So essentially the costs associated with materials and labour to erect the measures is wasted.

The following sections discuss the range of measures which can be used on construction sites to manage these two scenarios.

Principles of erosion management 6.13.1

Sediment management measures 6.13.2


Last updated:
27 September 2017