Understanding and applying Victoria's stormwater planning requirements

Thursday 7th Apr 2022 10:00AM - 3:30PM

Online - Zoom

Registrations are now closed


*Now updated to include regional context and examples


The Victorian Government expanded statewide stormwater planning controls in October 2018 to help protect our waterways, prevent flooding and divert more rainfall to our gardens and trees rather than letting it disappear down the drain. 

A broader range of development types are now required to meet Victorian stormwater planning requirements.

This course is designed to help planners, engineers and WSUD / IWM managers understand the integrated links between water and cities, understand the role and scope of the new statewide controls, and to help practitioners understand how to receive and assess applications in a way that best achieves our new stormwater objectives.

This popular training was delivered twice in 2020 and is now being delivered with a focus on regional context and regional case studies. While this session has a regional focus it remains relevant to all practitioners working with the Victoria Planning Provisions. 


The course welcomes public and private sector practitioners who want to deepen their stormwater knowledge. Local Government statutory / strategic planners and engineers, who have a role to play in implementing Victoria’s stormwater planning requirements, would find the course particularly valuable. This course is suitable for senior and junior staff as each has an important role to play in implementing the new stormwater controls.

We strongly encourage local government staff, town planners and water industry consultants working throughout Victoria to attend.

Learning outcomes

  • Understanding of Victorian context for statewide stormwater planning controls and their applications in a regional and metro setting
  • Increased understanding of Integrated Water Management (IWM) & stormwater assets, their spatial requirements and how they look and function
  • Improved ability to interpret planning application documentation, including engineering reports, to enable you to assess if planning requirements are met. This relates to the full suite of stormwater controls including cl.19.03-3S, cl. 53.18 and others



Sara Lloyd - Director, Environmental Science - E2Designlab  

Sara is widely recognised across industry for her contribution to driving change across urban water management practices. Sara is currently project director for the Melbourne Metropolitan IWM Catchment Plans, a flagship project for Melbourne which provides a clear framework for assessing and prioritising IWM  and policy interventions.  Prior to the introduction of Amendment VC154 Sara facilitated industry consultation and feedback on the proposed policy changes and today continues to support industry to embed the urban design and IWM solutions into development.  

Kate Matthews - Tract Consultants
Kate is an Associate planner at Tract Consultants, having previously worked in statutory and strategic planning roles in local and state government. She brings a strong working knowledge of stormwater policy implementation through the planning system, stormwater management policy, modelling and asset design through her previous roles at Melbourne Water and Cardno.

Mandy Bolton - Senior Policy Advisor, DELWP
Mandy Bolton is a Senior Policy Advisor within the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) working on urban water programs to support the government's objectives for resilient and liveable cities and towns. The program recognises the importance of managing stormwater for greener environments and healthier waterways. 


Thursday 31 March 2022


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e: info@clearwatervic.com.au