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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.

Subdivisional servicing 1.2

The Subdivisional Servicing policy describes the general waterway, water quality and drainage works that must be incorporated into servicing of new land developments.

Our waterway, water quality and drainage works include:

  • pipelines
  • channels
  • retarding basins
  • litter control devices
  • stormwater quality control facilities such as wetlands or bio-retention systems
  • soft engineering works
  • waterway rehabilitation works

The owners of all developments must contribute towards the cost of works. When required by us, owners must arrange for the design, construction and survey of works specified by us in accordance with its requirements.

Developments must also be designed and constructed to satisfy environmental and health requirements for waterways.

The subdivisional layout must retain any valley floor overland flow paths in either their natural or modified form taking into consideration future development.

The ownership and ongoing maintenance of drainage assets in catchments of less than 60 hectares within development services schemes will generally be transferred to councils.

The ownership and on-going management of the larger drainage assets will generally be subject to negotiations between the relevant council and us.

Last updated:
6 November 2017