2012 Water Smart Model Planning Provisions and Practice Note Series Kit

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The Model Planning Provisions are designed for Councils to tailor to their specific needs in integrating the urban water cycle management into their strategic plans, LEPs and Development Control Plans. Accompanying the Model Planning Provisions is a series of Practice Notes designed for developers or owner builders to assist with the integration of WSUD into developments (matching the Council DCPs and LEP provisions).  The kit includes the following:

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The target audience for these Model Planning Provisions is Council officers who are tasked with; developing WSUD policy; undertaking strategic planning for urban development; managing natural resources; assessing small and large scale developments; managing constructed assets; and providing engineering support to planners.  The provisions may also assist engineering consultants, land developers, landscape architects, and other building industry professionals involved in the formulation of WSUD strategies.

These Model Planning Provisions are structured as follows:

  • Section 2 summarises sections of NSW legislation that are particularly relevant to WSUD;
  • Section 3 provides advice on developing a WSUD policy including consideration of principles, values, visions, objectives and targets;
  • Section 4 provides an outline of the strategic planning process and how this interacts with progressing WSUD throughout the various planning stages;
  • Section 5 provides guidance on WSUD site planning for small developments that comprise the bulk of development applications that are assessed by Councils; and
  • Section 6 provides guidance on WSUD site planning for large developments that although representing a minor proportion of development applications assessed represent the developments that have the potential to individually impact most on receiving environments.

These Water Smart Model Planning Provisions were largely completed prior to the release of the Green Paper in July 2012 (NSW Government, 2012).  Some significant changes to the NSW planning system are anticipated based on this Green Paper, and it will be important that users of this document remain informed through available planning circulars on the impacts of any changes to the guidance outlined in this document.

Accompanying the Model Planning Provisions is a series of Practice Notes designed for developers or owner builders to assist with the integration of WSUD into developments (matching the Council DCPs and LEP provisions).

The kit includes the following:

  • Water Smart Model Planning Provisions 2012
  • Water Smart Practice Note 1.Developments
  • Water Smart Practice Note 2.Rain Water Tanks
  • Water Smart Practice Note 3.Infiltration Devices
  • Water Smart Practice Note 4.Porous Paving
  • Water Smart Practice Note 5.Vegetated Drainage Devices
  • Water Smart Practice Note 6.Water smart Gardens
  • Water Smart Practice Note 7.Waste Water Reuse
  • Water Smart Practice Note 8.Groundwater

 

Date: 2012