Melbourne Water has released their 2013-14 Achieving Sustainable Urban Development report, which provides an update on the revenue and expenditure across their schemes over the past year.

The report also provides a guide to their most significant projects, where we have worked in partnership with the land development industry and other key stakeholders.

Key highlights of the report include:

  • The strong contributions from Development Planning and Waterways and Land to achieve Melbourne Water’s strategic vision of “Enhancing Life and Liveability”;
  • Collaboration with the land development industry to ensure infrastructure to provide flood protection, manage stormwater runoff, protect waterways, and facilitate WSUD and integrated water management in Melbourne’s growth areas;
  • Key project highlights for the year, including the creation of a number of major wetland, waterway, and flood protection assets; and
  • Partnership projects with key government customers, particularly the Metropolitan Planning Authority and local government.

The Melbourne Water Development planning team consists of diverse people with expertise in town planning, civil engineering, natural resource management, environmental science, and geographical information systems.

Over the past 12 months, the team have:

  • Worked on 310 projects;
  • Prepared a record 37 new development service schemes;
  • Reviewed the engineering in 12 active development service schemes; and
  • Worked with pricing and regulation on the financial review of all our active development service schemes.

The value of planned assets on our books has increased to over $3.1 billion.

The Achieving Sustainable Urban Development Report 2013/14 can be read online.

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