Melbourne urban stormwater institutional arrangements review
The 60 ha. catchment boundary convention, which was established by the Metropolitan Board of Works in 1927, is currently used to determine responsibility for catchment related stormwater and drainage assets within metropolitan Melbourne. The current arrangements have evolved as a convention and do not assign clear roles, responsibilities and resourcing for stormwater drainage assets and services between councils and Melbourne Water.
The Department of Environment Land Water and Planning (DELWP) are leading the Melbourne Urban Stormwater Institutional Arrangements (MUSIA) review between Melbourne Water and the 38 Melbourne metropolitan councils within the Melbourne Water region.
We are facilitating and supporting the 38 councils through the review with the provision of a local government working group and a project officer.
We will also represent the 38 affected councils in any negotiations that may be required.
This project factsheet (Word - 527KB) provides further context on the MUSIA review project.
We are working in close partnership with DELWP and Melbourne Water throughout this review, and participate in related committees and working groups to link this work with other initiatives across the water sector.
- Water and Catchments, Department of Environment, Land Water and Planning
- Melbourne Water Integrated Planning team
- Port Phillip and Westernport Flood Management Strategy Implementation Advisory Committee
- Flood and drainage working group for the Water Adaptation Action Plan development.
- Our members only website allows access to materials from the Local Government Working Group under the stormwater management page
- DELWP’s MUSIA project page provides a project overview
- The Victorian Floodplain Management Strategy 2016 instigated this review through action 14a and the strategy provides additional context around Victorian flood concerns
- Impetus for this project is also reflected in the Port Phillip and Westernport Flood Management Strategy 2015 and factsheet due to their focus on urban flooding issues.
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Senior Water Policy Adviser & Project Officer
(03) 9667 5526.