Melbourne Water's new constructed wetlands design manual


Melbourne Water has recently published their new Wetland Design Manual (available online on Melbourne Water's website - Planning and Building). This manual has been prepared to assist the land development industry when designing, constructing and establishing wetlands on behalf of Melbourne Water.

The document has been developed with a strong focus on:

  • Designing and building robust wetland systems
  • Ensuring safety for both the community and maintenance staff
  • Cost effective asset management through design, construction, operation and maintenance
  • Improvements and efficiencies to the design acceptance process and when dealing with Melbourne Water
  • Clarity and consistency in decision making
  • Training and guidance to the land development industry with tools, templates,
    and checklists.

The Wetland Design Manual document can be used as a reference for external stakeholders, such as developers and consultants, and council.