Developing a Strategic Approach to WSUD Implementation

Melbourne Water


These guidelines provide a methodology to develop WSUD Implementation Targets and describe the experience of a number of councils who have gone through this process. This document is especially relevant for council officers managing WSUD and integrated water management (IWM) programs and initiatives, and development and delivery of WSUD implementation targets.

Effective implementation of Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) requires a strategic approach to be taken by councils. Experience has shown this can be greatly facilitated by setting targets that provide a clear statement of a council’s commitment towards stormwater management and urban water management objectives for their municipality.