Download the City of Melbourne's Guidelines for Water Sensitive Urban Design.
Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) embraces a range of measures that are designed to avoid, or at least minimise, the environmental impacts of urbanisation in terms of the demand for water and the potential pollution threat to natural water bodies.
The ‘WSUD Guidelines’ inform Council staff, developers and residents on how to apply WSUD principles to urban developments or local water reuse and treatment projects. This version of the City of Melbourne ‘WSUD guidelines’ is an update on the original document published in 2006.
Download a copy of the WSUD guidelines from the panel on the right of this page. Please note that the full guide is a large file and might take some time to download.