Industrial development and subdivision can result in greater hard surface area being provided on land. This can lead to changes to the volume, velocity and quality of storm-water drainage into natural waterways. Industrial development can also introduce a wide range of chemicals and other potential pollutants through large volumes of storm-water.
Rapid assessment tool
Council's online Deemed to Comply Tool(XLS, 306KB) is a rapid assessment tool intended to be used by developers and consultants (engineers, architects etc.) when preparing plans for development of industrial land. It can be used to cost-effectively work out how to comply with the Hume Stormwater Code of Practice, ensuring that stormwater runoff from industrial developments is well-managed.
How to use the deemed to comply tool(PDF, 298KB)
The Industrial Storm-water Code of Practice(PDF, 5MB) (PDF, 418KB)provides fact sheets to help developers and professional consultants meet the requirements of the Hume Planning Scheme in relation to storm-water and industrial development. This includes applications for new business uses, new development, or redevelopment of existing premises.
These fact sheets apply to industrial and warehousing businesses, including businesses that are leasing properties:
Industrial Storm-Water Code of Practice fact sheet(PDF, 418KB)
Permeable Pavement with a lined and drained sub-base fact sheet(PDF, 537KB)
Rain gardens with a liner and sub-soil drainage fact sheet(PDF, 758KB)
Rainwater tanks(PDF, 346KB)