Amendment VC154 gazetted 26th October, implements initiatives from Plan Melbourne 2017-2050 and Water for Victoria – Water Plan to enable the planning system to better manage water, stormwater and drainage in urban development. This will provide for improved water quality and a reduction in overall nutrient quantities in the water cycle, ultimately benefiting Victorian waterways.
Amendment VC154 implements these initiatives by modifying the Planning Policy Framework (PPF) to reflect integrated water management objectives and by introducing a new particular provision for stormwater management in urban development.
• Amends Clause 55 (Two or more dwellings on a lot and residential buildings) to provide transitional provisions for residential development applications to be assessed against the Clause 55 provisions as they existed before the approval date of Amendment VC154.
• Amends Clause 55.03-4 (Permeability) to rename the standard 'Permeability and stormwater management’ and amend the standard to include a new stormwater purpose, requirements and decision guidelines.
• Amends Clause 55.07 (Apartment developments), Clause 56.07 (Integrated water management) and Clause 58.03 (Site layout) to generally align with the new particular provision.
• Amends Clause 73.01 (General terms) to insert a new general term and definition for ‘stormwater’.