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The Department of Water has released the Decision Process for Stormwater Management in WA: Draft for Consultation for comment until 21 October 2016.
Urban development should be designed to ensure that liveable, resilient, sustainable and productive cities and communities are created by interconnecting the built, social and natural environments. Urban stormwater systems play a significant role in creating water sensitive cities and communities.
The decision process outlines the State government’s approaches and criteria for planning and designing new and existing (retrofitting) stormwater systems throughout Western Australia.
This, the third edition of the Decision Process, is a part of the Department of Water’s Stormwater Management Manual for Western Australia.
This update was developed to:
The Decision Process provides clear guidance for planning and designing urban stormwater systems that:
Innovation is encouraged, especially in constrained and challenging sites, and therefore the decision process does not prescribe one type of design or method.
The decision process includes two key figures. Figure 1 shows the process of integrating stormwater management into the land-use planning system. Figure 2 illustrates the design process and criteria for stormwater management in Western Australia to aid those designing and assessing the urban form. New to this document is a suite of conceptual diagrams (figures 3–16) that visually represent the logic of stormwater management for different site conditions and scales. These diagrams provide examples and are not intended as a one-size-fits-all solution.
The Department welcomes your comments on this document. Closing date for submissions is 21 October 2016.
Submissions can be mailed to:
Department of Water