Water sensitive planning and construction

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If you are planning a subdivision or new construction in the Bendigo area you need to meet water quality requirements to help ensure the health of our waterways.

Our Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) resource kit assists you to meet water quality requirements and incorporate water sensitive principles into building and landscaping design when subdividing land and during building and construction. The kit includes design options, construction, management planning and temporary and permanent stormwater pollution solutions.

Planning to protect water, resources and waterways

The Greater Bendigo Planning Scheme includes provisions to protect water quality and minimise negative urban stormwater impacts. It requires that planning applications meet specific objectives:

  • Clause 56.07 – Integrated Water Management, including objectives for drinking water, reused and recycled water, managing waste water, drainage and urban run-off

  • Clause 56.08 – Site Management Plans – including objectives for drainage infrastructure, managing erosion, run-off chemical contamination etc.

  • Clause 53.18 - Stormwater Management - includes requirements for stormwater in urban developments, including retention and reuse, mitigation of impacts of stormwater and provide cooling, local habitat and amenity benefits

For more information about these clauses go to the Greater Bendigo Planning Scheme.

We welcome your feedback.

Did you know you can log requests online?

This includes several bin requests such as missed bins, footpath maintenance, tree inspections and general requests. Visit our make a request page.


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