Colac Stormwater Strategy 2019
What is the Colac Stormwater Development Strategy 2019?
The Colac Stormwater Development Strategy is a document intended to guide management of Colac’s stormwater network into the future.
It contains information which gives Council a robust understanding of existing and future flood planning, drainage and stormwater treatment constraints and opportunities.
Council adopted the Strategy at a Special Council Meeting on 20th March 2019.
You can view the strategy here(PDF, 31MB).
What is the purpose of the Colac Stormwater Development Strategy 2019?
The Colac Stormwater Development Strategy was developed to:
- Identify areas in Colac that experience stormwater management challenges which require mitigation to improve the overall drainage system throughout the town; and
- Facilitate the development of land in and close to Colac as part of the planned implementation of the Colac 2050 Growth Plan.
The Strategy identifies:
- Opportunities to enhance the current urban stormwater drainage network to improve its performance, and reduce the extent of the flow of stormwater overland which currently affects some private land.
- Areas for future drainage lines, waterway corridors and stormwater treatment/retarding basins, which can be used to accommodate the additional stormwater runoff from future development areas (thereby facilitating future development).
Who will pay for the drainage works and other infrastructure required?
The implementation of actions specified to improve drainage will occur over the long term. It will require significant funding from Council and other sources, as well as contributions from developers as land is rezoned and developed for residential and commercial purposes.
For further information please contact Jeremy Rudd by email.