• Paid Event

Understanding and applying Victoria's stormwater planning requirements -

Wednesday 28th Oct 2020 10:00AM - 3:30PM

Online - Zoom

Registrations are now closed


The Victorian Government expanded statewide stormwater planning controls in October 2018 to help protect our waterways, prevent flooding and divert more rainfall to our gardens and trees rather than letting it disappear down the drain. 

A broader range of development types are now required to meet Victorian stormwater planning requirements.

This course is designed to help planners and engineers understand the integrated links between water and cities, understand the role and scope of the new statewide controls, and to help practitioners understand how to receive and assess applications in a way that best achieves our new stormwater objectives.


The course welcomes public and private sector practitioners who want to deepen their stormwater knowledge. Local Government statutory / strategic planners and engineers, who have a role to play in implementing Victoria’s stormwater planning requirements, would find the course particularly valuable. This course is suitable for senior and junior staff as each has an important role to play in implementing the new stormwater controls.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand Victorian context for statewide stormwater planning controls
  • Increase your understanding of Integrated Water Management (IWM) & stormwater assets, their spatial requirements and how they look and function
  • Build your ability to interpret planning application documentation, including engineering reports, to enable you to assess if planning requirements are met. This relates to the full suite of stormwater controls including cl.19.03-3S, cl. 53.18 and others
  • Understand critical concepts such as ‘raingardens’, ‘bioretention systems’ and ‘treat to best practice’


Sara Lloyd - Director, Environmental Science - E2Designlab  

Sara is widely recognised across industry for her contribution to driving change across urban water management practices. Sara is currently project director for the Melbourne Metropolitan IWM Catchment Plans, a flagship project for Melbourne which provides a clear framework for assessing and prioritising IWM  and policy interventions.  Prior to the introduction of Amendment VC154 Sara facilitated industry consultation and feedback on the proposed policy changes and today continues to support industry to embed the urban design and IWM solutions into development.  

Kate Matthews - Tract Consultants
Kate is an Associate planner at Tract Consultants, having previously worked in statutory and strategic planning roles in local and state government. She brings a strong working knowledge of stormwater policy implementation through the planning system, stormwater management policy, modelling and asset design through her previous roles at Melbourne Water and Cardno.

Mandy Bolton - Senior Policy Advisor, DELWP
Mandy Bolton is a Senior Policy Advisor within the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) working on urban water programs to support the government's objectives for resilient and liveable cities and towns. The program recognises the importance of managing stormwater for greener environments and healthier waterways. 


Friday 23 October 2020


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