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Stormwater management
The Georges River Stormwater Management Policy was adopted by Council on 27 July 2020.
 
This new Stormwater Management Policy aims to:
  • Provide consistency in application of stormwater control for private development across the Georges River Council area;
  • Provide clear guidance and expectations for those lodging applications;
  • Improving application processing times;
  • Provide consistency between Council Assessment & Private Certifiers (CDC’s);
  • Reduce risk to the public aiming to reduce the likelihood and severity of downstream flooding and the likelihood of impact on neighbouring properties;
  • Provide drainage systems that are low maintenance and long lasting;
  • Prevent, or at worst minimise, the release of pollutants from Urban areas;
  • Provide drainage systems that incorporate rainwater tanks or other systems to reduce the development’s reliance on mains supplied water.
  • Provide drainage systems that integrate into Council’s drainage network with minimal impact on existing users or catchment areas; and
  • Improve Water Quality within our waterways.
This Policy has immediate effect for any application for development lodged under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 post 27 July 2020.

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