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Understanding and Applying Victoria's Stormwater Planning Requirements (Online) November 2024

Wednesday 13th Nov 2024 9:30AM - 4:30PM

Online - Zoom

Course overview:

The Victorian Government expanded state wide stormwater planning controls in October 2018 to help protect our waterways, prevent flooding and divert more rainfall / stormwater to our parks and reserves.  A broader range of development types are now required to meet Victorian stormwater planning requirements.

This course is designed to help planners and engineers understand the links between water and cities, learn about the role and scope of the new statewide controls, and gain confidence in assessing planning applications in a way that best achieves our new stormwater objectives.


The course welcomes public and private sector practitioners who want to deepen their stormwater knowledge. Local Government statutory / strategic planners and engineers, who play a role in implementing Victoria’s stormwater planning requirements, would find the course particularly valuable.

This course is suitable for senior and junior staff who both play an important role in implementing the new stormwater controls. 

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand Victorian context for state wide stormwater planning controls
  • Increase your understanding of Integrated Water Management (IWM) & stormwater assets, their spatial requirements and how they look and function
  • Build your 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
  • Understand critical concepts such as ‘raingardens’, ‘bioretention systems’ and ‘treat to best practice'

 *Please note this is the same course that has been delivered in 2020-2023. We are continuing to deliver in response to demand. 


Sara Lloyd - Director, Environmental Science - E2Designlab  

Sara is widely recognised across industry for her contribution to driving change across urban water management practices.  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,  DEECA 

Mandy Bolton is a Senior Policy Advisor within DEECA 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.

Aaron Dowling Associate Engineer- E2Designlab  

Is an Associate Engineer at E2DesignLab and has extensive experience with design of drainage and water quality infrastructure to service greenfield developments.