Risk Management Guidelines for Water Sensitive urban Design

City of Melbourne / IMAP Councils


The WSUD Risk Management Guidelines introduce a risk management framework for safe and sustainable water sensitive urban design schemes in Melbourne. These risk guidelines are one consideration of many in delivering effective water sensitive urban (WSUD) project in the ground.  The full range of project design considerations are set out in the WSUD Guidelines.

Protecting public health and the environment is paramount when alternative water sources are being used. Careful planning, construction and monitoring are required to make sure reused water is safe.

The framework is designed to support straightforward risk management for simple projects, and a comprehensive approach for more complex projects and those that carry higher risks. It can be used by Councils and by community, including developers and commercial and industrial businesses.