Some councils, such as the City of Port Phillip, Stonnington, Bayside and Moonee Valley City Council, require most Town Planning Applications to address Stormwater quality, either in support of the planning application, or as a condition of the planning permit.
EcoResults will assess your development in conjuction with your architect, engineer, landscape architect, and other consultants, to advise on what will be required to meet the council's requirements, using a tool such as STORM, MUSIC or similar. We will then issue a report stating how the development complies with the stated planning policy for Stormwater quality improvement. For example, there are WSUD and Stormwater Management requirements in Local Policy Clauses 22.08 (Bayside), Clause 22.18 (Stonnington), Clause 22.12 (Port Phillip) and Clause 22.03 (Moonee Valley).
The options to achieve compliance vary greatly, and need to be considered on a project by project basis, to achieve the best solution for each site. Some of the compliance measures include onsite detention and reuse by means of a rainwater tank connected to toilet flushing, raingardens, infiltration garden beds and other WSUD features and methods. EcoResults will liaise with your council, landscape architect and drainage designer as required to ensure that the WSUD and Stormwater Management criteria is addressed, and write a report to respond to the Planning Scheme requirements. If the Council also requires an ESD report we can either incorporate the WSUD and Stormwater design response into the ESD Report, or issue the WSUD Response as a standalone report.