Clearwater launches new online tool (C56)
C56 Online Tool
The C56 Tool is a Clearwater initiative developed in collaboration with Melbourne Water, Department for Sustainability and Environment (DSE) and Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV). It draws together existing guidelines and resources and promotes a consistent application of the Clause.
Representatives from a number of organisations including local government tested the tool in its development stages and identified it as a central hub for guidance, related resources/links and a useful training module for new starters.
Key features of the C56 Tool include:
• Quick and easy navigation
• User friendly
• Guidance, tips and related links are integrated throughout the decision pathway
• Useful suite of fact sheets including on-site treatment considerations and offset processes
• Advice for council section with an assessment flowchart and checklists
Upcoming opportunity to learn about the C56 Tool and Clause 56.07-4 review:
- Clearwater Hot Topics: Integrated Water Management Clause 56.07-4 and beyond – Friday November 16th – Delivered in partnership with Melbourne Water, his half day session provides a unique opportunity to hear how Clause 56.07 is currently being implemented and to inform how any extension of the clause to other zones is approached. The day will be feature an expert panel with Q&A, facilitated peer-to-peer discussion and short presentations from State Government representatives.
Visit Clearwater website for upcoming opportunities to learn more about the C56 Tool and the Clause 56.07-4 review.
Clearwater upcoming events
- WSUD Retrofit Tour – Stonnington & Port Philip | Friday 26 October 2012
- Canberra Raingardens Essentials | Tuesday 30 October 2012
- WSUD: Stormwater Management Principles and Practices | Tuesday 1 November 2012
- Growth Area WSUD Tour | Friday 22 November 2012
- Stormwater Harvesting: Concept and Design | Wednesday 28 November 2012
Clearwater delivers training, events and advice to support water professionals in building knowledge and skills in the following areas of Sustainable Urban Water Management (SUWM).
The program is founded on partnerships and links with local, state and federal government, research institutions and commercial industry. Clearwater is hosted and funded by Melbourne Water with special project funding provided by DSE, MAV and EPA. Clearwater has also recently partnered with the Centre for Water Sensitive Cities. http://clearwater.asn.au/