Amendment C117

Local Planning Policy – Clause 22.16 Stormwater Management (Water Sensitive Urban Design)

Amendment C117 to the Yarra Planning Scheme was approved by the Minister and introduced on 13 March 2014. The amendment is part of an Inner Melbourne Action Plan (IMAP) initiative, which sees identical policies added to the cities of Melbourne, Port Phillip and Stonnington planning schemes.

The amendment introduces a new Local Planning Policy – Stormwater Management (Water Sensitive Urban Design) at Clause 22.16 of the Yarra Planning Scheme.

The policy applies to new buildings, extensions to existing buildings, where the extension is 50sqm or greater, and to subdivisions in commercial zones. The policy does not apply to an application for a subdivision of an existing building.

The policy encourages new developments to incorporate the use of best practice stormwater treatment measures (water sensitive urban design) in their planning applications.

Applicants can achieve best practice performance objectives by incorporating stormwater treatment measures into their planning application. Applicants can use performance measurement tools such as Storm (free to use computer software program) to demonstrate compliance with the best practice performance objectives.

An explanatory report about the amendment appears below:
pdf format Explanatory Report (41.86 KB)

Further information about the introduction of the amendment, contact Elizabeth Brant, Strategic Planner 9205 5332,

Further information about implementing the policy, contact Euan Williamson, ESD Advisor, 9205 5366,

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