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.

Wetlands and retarding basins

Land development reference 7.19

​The 'as constructed' information for all pipelines/structures and channels relating to retarding basins and wetlands, or retarding basin walls (levee banks), must be provided.

For assets such as lakes, earthen mounds, wetlands and retarding basins and general landscaping within these assets, 'as constructed' information should be provided as a feature survey plan.

If the Works have been constructed generally in accordance with design, then spot levels annotated on the design plan will suffice. If the works aren't in accordance to design or the 'as constructed' information can't be legibly annotated onto the design plan, then new addendum sheets must be submitted depicting spot levels taken and showing generated contours from the spot levels and specific features delineated, including all pipes, channels and manholes/structures.

In addition, the 'as constructed' Normal Top Water Level (NTWL) is to be shown on the feature survey plan.


Last updated:
28 September 2017