Melbourne Water is a statutory authority owned by the Victorian Government, and manages and protects the city's major water resources, including water storage reservoirs and how drinking water is supplied.

 

Activity

Critical task alignment / activity source

Mitigation

 

Develop and implement plans for the protection of Melbourne Water’s assets and systems, including dam safety, water quality, catchment and asset security

1.1

   

Develop policies and procedures for the management of trade waste

1.1

   

Regulate development in flood prone areas within Melbourne Water’s waterway management district as a referral authority under council planning schemes

1.1

   

Prepare sub-catchment drainage strategies to support urban development

1.1

   

Establish agreements with land developers for the provision of drainage infrastructure

1.2

   

Develop and implement plans and operational procedures for the continuity of Melbourne’s water supply systems, dams, reticulated wastewater (sewerage) systems, waterways and drainage assets

1.1, 1.3

   

Develop and undertake training and exercise activities to ensure that Melbourne Water’s people, customers and partners are able to implement plans and procedures

1.6

   

Continue to develop the flood monitoring system for Melbourne Water’s waterway management district

4.7

   

Implement plans for the protection of Melbourne Water’s assets and systems from threats and impacts, including dam safety, water quality, catchment and asset security

1.3, 1.5

   

Implement plans and procedures for the continuity of services in the event of a threat or impact to Melbourne Water’s reticulated water supply systems, dams, reticulated wastewater (sewerage) systems, waterways and drainage assets

1.3, 1.5, 19.6

   

Melbourne Water is a participating agency, as shown in the Mitigation table (Table 8), for the following flood mitigation activities:
●  legislative policy framework including floodplain management strategy, reform (lessons learnt)

●  flood mitigation infrastructure e.g. levees, retarding basins

●  vegetation/waterway management

●  flood emergency planning including readiness

Mitigation table

   

Melbourne Water is a participating agency, as shown in the Mitigation table (Table 8), for the following storm mitigation activities:

●  drainage systems (drainage standards and strategy)

Mitigation table

   

Response (including Relief)

 

Undertake response activities related to DELWP response plans

3.2

   

Provide advice and support to the control agency and other response agencies regarding the impact of an incident or emergency (including pollution to waterways) within Melbourne Water’s waterway management district

3.2, 11.1, 16.1

   

Provide advice and support to DELWP for any dam safety event

3.2, 11.3

   

Provide flood predictions to the BoM for Melbourne’s water courses for which flood warning systems have been developed

4.5, 4.6

   

Provide emergency works to alleviate flooding and clearance of waterways and drainage assets after flooding has occurred

18.3

   

Recovery

 

Melbourne Water leads delivery of the recovery activity of:

 

●  restoration of reticulated wastewater, sanitation systems and wastewater management by leading the restoration of sewerage/sanitation systems/wastewater systems for domestic use (co-lead with DELWP)

3.2, 19.4, 19.7

   

●  recovery and rehabilitation of reticulated water supply for domestic use by leading the restoration of these systems (co-lead with DELWP and metropolitan water corporations)

19.7

   

●  supporting the recovery and rehabilitation of areas directly impacted by the failure of Melbourne Water’s assets or systems

17.4, 18.4

   

●  recovery efforts to mitigate immediate short-term further public health risks associated with waterways and drainage networks where damaged from third-party events/emergencies (e.g. water run-off from structure fires)

18.4, 18.6

   

●  restoration, clearing and rehabilitation of public buildings and assets managed within Melbourne Water’s portfolio

19.2, 19.7

   

●  undertaking the assessment, restoration, clearing and rehabilitation of public buildings and assets (e.g. public amenities) where Melbourne Water is the manager of that building or asset

19.2, 19.3, 19.7

   

Assurance and Learning

 

For assurance and learning activities, refer directly to the agency for further information.