Storm
Storm

Stormwater and planning

Rainwater and stormwater runoff and pollutants from new developments can affect the health of our waterways and bays. New developments in Victoria must comply with planning requirements to manage stormwater to protect our waterways and bays

Storm

What is the STORM tool?

STORM can help assess how much stormwater runoff and pollutants are created from a development and what treatment measures are needed to manage and treat stormwater effectively.

Water sensitive urban design

Water sensitive urban design (WSUD) is an approach to planning and urban design that recognises and accounts for the important role of water within the planning process. When doing WSUD we will:

Protect waterways and waterbodies

Protect waterways and waterbodies

Make space for waterways and overland flow paths

Make space for waterways and overland flow paths

Maintain a hydrologic balance

Maintain a hydrologic balance

Reuse rainwater and stormwater

Reuse rainwater and stormwater

Integrate water management with landscape features

Integrate water management with landscape features

When to use STORM?

STORM is usually used to demonstrate compliance with planning requirements for WSUD and stormwater management. It is suitable for use with small scale developments less than 1 hectare.

WSUD is mandatory for all new residential subdivisions in Victoria under Clause 56.07 of the Victorian Planning Provisions. If you are sub-dividing or developing it is likely you will need to meet these requirements. It is also required for a broad range of developments within some municipalities under local planning schemes including the City of Moonee Valley, City of Port Phillip, City of Melbourne and City of Yarra.

Other types of development must also comply with the State Environment Protection Policy (Waters of Victoria) and may also have to meet similar requirements.

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