Draft Stormwater Management Policy

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Consultation has concluded

The draft Stormwater Management Policy was open for consultation from Friday 22 July to Friday 19 August 2022.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to view and comment on Council's draft policy. The feedback submitted was reported to Council at the Ordinary Meeting held on Wednesday 16 November 2022. For a summary of submissions received, please view the Council Report by clicking here.

The Stormwater Management Policy was adopted by Council on 16 November 2022 and is available on Council's website by clicking here.


On 20 July 2022, Council resolved to exhibit a draft Stormwater Management Policy

A draft Stormwater Management Policy has been developed due to the complexities surrounding stormwater management and as part of the Refocus, Reinvigorate and Rebuild journey of Council.

The objectives of the draft policy are to provide clarity on: 

  • Definitions of the stormwater network; 
  • Different types of flooding that can be experienced; and 
  • What are responsibilities of Council, developers and property owners.

And in doing so: 

  • Ensure consistency and transparency when managing stormwater; 
  • Adopt and implement a standard for stormwater management; and 
  • Minimise any disagreements between stakeholders. 

It is not possible for the Policy to provide an exhaustive response on all potential stormwater related concerns, however the Policy seeks to provide clarity on the matters most frequently encountered by Council. 

The Policy has been accordingly structured in the effort to provide a concise summary on the wide reaching nature of stormwater management. The Policy works through the chapters of: 

  • What is the Stormwater Network; 
  • What are the different causes of flooding; 
  • How does Council manage the Stormwater Network; and 
  • How will Council respond to stormwater enquiries. 

Through the adoption and implementation of the draft policy, it is expected that the community experience an improved level of service from Council in relation to the response of stormwater related matters and consistency in communication received.


On 20 July 2022, Council resolved

THAT the Stormwater Management Policy be placed on public exhibition for 28 days. 


Learn more and have your say:

The draft Stormwater Management Policy was open for consultation from Friday 22 July to Friday 19 August 2022.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to view and comment on Council's draft policy. The feedback submitted was reported to Council at the Ordinary Meeting held on Wednesday 16 November 2022. For a summary of submissions received, please view the Council Report by clicking here.

The Stormwater Management Policy was adopted by Council on 16 November 2022 and is available on Council's website by clicking here.


On 20 July 2022, Council resolved to exhibit a draft Stormwater Management Policy

A draft Stormwater Management Policy has been developed due to the complexities surrounding stormwater management and as part of the Refocus, Reinvigorate and Rebuild journey of Council.

The objectives of the draft policy are to provide clarity on: 

  • Definitions of the stormwater network; 
  • Different types of flooding that can be experienced; and 
  • What are responsibilities of Council, developers and property owners.

And in doing so: 

  • Ensure consistency and transparency when managing stormwater; 
  • Adopt and implement a standard for stormwater management; and 
  • Minimise any disagreements between stakeholders. 

It is not possible for the Policy to provide an exhaustive response on all potential stormwater related concerns, however the Policy seeks to provide clarity on the matters most frequently encountered by Council. 

The Policy has been accordingly structured in the effort to provide a concise summary on the wide reaching nature of stormwater management. The Policy works through the chapters of: 

  • What is the Stormwater Network; 
  • What are the different causes of flooding; 
  • How does Council manage the Stormwater Network; and 
  • How will Council respond to stormwater enquiries. 

Through the adoption and implementation of the draft policy, it is expected that the community experience an improved level of service from Council in relation to the response of stormwater related matters and consistency in communication received.


On 20 July 2022, Council resolved

THAT the Stormwater Management Policy be placed on public exhibition for 28 days. 


Learn more and have your say:

  • CLOSED: The opportunity to make a submission has concluded.

    All comments, ideas and suggestions are collated and used by the relevant project officer to inform the development of strategies, programs and activities, or to gain an insight into community views and opinions.

    When each consultation closes, all contributions including names are compiled into a report, which will be presented to Council when considering the particular matter. 

    Please provide your feedback below by 4.30 pm Friday 19 August 2022.



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