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Domestic wastewater

The MAV has been working for a number of years to improve and raise the profile of domestic wastewater management in Victoria.

Working in close partnership with councils, EPA Victoria, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, water authorities and other stakeholders, we’ve developed a range of planning and management tools to assist councils with management of domestic wastewater.

We also advocate on behalf of the sector for the provision of targeted capacity building programs and improvements to the regulatory framework.

Onsite domestic wastewater toolkit

The MAV in conjunction with EPA Victoria and the Department of Environment and Primary Industries updated the model Land Capability Assessment Framework (Word - 1.1MB), which assesses a site’s suitability to support an onsite domestic wastewater system.

The update reflects recent changes to the Code of Practice for Onsite Domestic Waste Water.

The attachments in the framework are also available in Excel spreadsheet format:

In 2005, the MAV, with assistance from EPA Victoria developed the Model municipal domestic wastewater management plan (Word - 866KB). It remains a highly relevant guide for councils developing their own domestic waste water management plans.

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