Australian guidelines for urban stormwater management (historical guidelines)

​​​​​​These historical guidelines were developed under the National Water Quality Management Strategy (NWQMS) and are available for information purposes only. Information presented in these guidelines may be outdated and may not represent currently recommended management practices. You are advised to contact your relevant jurisdictional agency for advice. There are currently no plans in place to update historical guidelines.

Publication details​

Agriculture and Resource Management Council of Australia and New Zealand & Australian and New Zealand Environment and Conservation Council, 2000

The Australian Guidelines for Urban Stormwater Management aim to provide a nationally consistent approach for managing stormwater in an ecologically sustainable manner.

Water managers can use the guidelines to:

  • identify objectives for stormwater management
  • integrate management activities at the catchment, waterway and local development level.

These guidelines are part of the National Water Quality Management Strategy (NWQMS)​.


Document ​Pages ​​File size
Australian Guidelines for Urban Stormwater Management​​ 76 2.29 MB​

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