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Victorian stormwater offsets scheme

Victorian stormwater offsets scheme

9 March 2021

Victorian urban stormwater offsets

Several Councils in Greater Melbourne have established innovative stormwater offset schemes over the last three years to provide flexibility for applicants of small-scale developments as to how they meet the stormwater runoff performance-based policies.

Councils are using their stormwater offset schemes to improve stormwater management for greener environments and healthier waterways. The Council-run offset schemes can secure a low risk and sustainable funding source for Council-delivered stormwater investments.

The Victorian urban stormwater offsets industry note has been developed to provide an overview of what stormwater offset schemes are, outline some benefits of setting up a scheme, and steps out how Councils can set up a stormwater offset scheme.

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