State and Regional Draft Flood Management Strategies - open for public consultation

Melbourne Water, DEPI

There are currently two draft flood management strategies open for public consultation:

  1. Melbourne Water has released the Draft Flood Management Strategy – Port Phillip and Westernport 
  2. The Victorian Government has re-opened consultation on the Revised Draft Floodplain Management Strategy

1. The Melbourne Water Draft Flood Management Strategy – Port Phillip and Westernport

The Draft Flood Management Strategy has been in developed with input from over 57 stakeholders including government, community and business. It outlines a framework for flood management in the Port Phillip and Westernport region, and supports all organisations to work together to prevent and reduce the risk of floods.

There are a number of ways to have your say:

Submissions close 5pm 31 July 2015. For more information visit: or call 131 722 

2. The Victorian Government Revised Draft Floodplain Management Strategy

The Revised Draft Floodplain Management Strategy provides the proposed policy framework for managing floodplains and responding to flooding in cities, towns and regional areas.

It includes recommendations for improving floodplain management identified during the 2010, 2011 and 2012 floods, the review into the effectiveness of flood warning and response systems, and the inquiry into flood mitigation infrastructure. It also incorporates feedback received during the 2014 consultation.

The Victorian community is invited to make a written submission by 5pm, 8 August 2015.