Design Construction & Maintenance of WSUD (North West Growth Councils)

Melbourne Water / NW Councils


These guidelines aim to set out Council’s expectations for WSUD projects within their municipality, to inform developers and consultants. The document provides information on the approvals process, design considerations, suitability of WSUD types in different conditions and considerations for construction, protection, maintenance and handover of WSUD assets.

In 2009, Melbourne Water’s Living Rivers Stormwater Program provided funding to progress and finalise Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) Guidelines for councils on the northern and western fringe of Melbourne. To assist Melbourne Water, Parsons Brinkerhoff were commissioned to develop these guidelines and relevant council specific addenda for the Hume, Whittlesea and Wyndham City Councils, and the Macedon Ranges, Melton, Mitchell and Moorabool Shire Councils.