Understanding and applying Victoria's stormwater planning requirements

Event Location to be advised closer to the event

*In-house training can be delivered to your organisation for groups of 20+

Clearwater’s in-house training provides your staff and contractors with a tailored and interactive learning experience. Our trainers are experts in their field and bring a wealth of knowledge and experience.

This course can be offered online or a mixture of online and face to face.

Please contact Clearwater to discuss your training needs: info@clearwatervic.com.au

Couse 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 these 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; and
  • Senior and junior staff who both play an important role in implementing 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’


Sara Lloyd - E2Designlab
Kate Matthews - Tract Consultants
Mandy Bolton - DEECA


Please contact Clearwater to discuss your training needs: info@clearwatervic.com.au