Local Planning Policy – Stormwater Management (Water Sensitive Urban Design)
At its September 2010 Council meeting, Council adopted Amendment C117 to the Yarra Planning Scheme. The Amendment has been submitted to the Minister for Planning for approval.
The Amendment introduces a new Local Planning Policy – Stormwater Management (Water Sensitive Urban Design) at Clause 22.15 of the Yarra Planning Scheme.
The policy would apply to new buildings, extensions to existing buildings where the extension is 50m2 in floor area or greater, and to subdivisions in business zones. The policy would 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 or Music (free to use computer software programs) to demonstrate compliance with the best practice performance objectives.
Documents to support the Amendment can be found here:
Public Notice.pdf (148.73kB)
Explanatory Report.pdf (33.13kB)
List of Changes.pdf (9.35kB)
Instruction Sheet.pdf (8.59kB)
Local planning Policy Stormwater Management (Water Sensitive Urban Design).pdf (31.49kB)
The Amendment is an initiative of the ‘Inner Melbourne Action Plan- Making Melbourne More Liveable’ (IMAP) which was developed jointly by the cities of Melbourne, Port Phillip, Stonnington and Yarra Council. Sustainability is a guiding principle underpinning IMAP strategies and actions. Action 9.3 of IMAP sought to develop a regional approach and strategy to achieve water sensitive urban design through the development and inclusion of a common local planning policy in each of the IMAP Council Planning Schemes.
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