New EPA Urban stormwater management guidance document

EPA / Environmental Protection Authority

13/07/2021

The Victorian Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) have finalised the Urban stormwater management guidance document after a period of extensive consultation with reference groups and key stakeholders involved in stormwater management. .

 This guidance is intended to help improve the management of urban stormwater in Victoria by recognising current science and the risk of harm from urban stormwater flows. It will supportdesigning systems to manage urban stormwater run-off from new development across urban areas in Victoria.

The guidance document:

  • highlights the risk to waterways and bays the creation of sealed (impervious) surfaces causes
  • provides general objectives and information to support risk assessment and minimisation
  • explains stormwater management for communities in Victoria

The guidance document compliments and adds to the state of knowledge established through previous guidance, including the BPEM and planning requirements.