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Drinking (potable) water catchment

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Water corporations may be referred planning applications by municipal councils, under Section 55 of the Planning and Environment Act, when a planning application has the potential to impact water quality in a Special Water Supply Catchment (declared under the Catchment and Land Protection Act), to prevent negative impacts on water quality used to supply treated water to towns and industry.

Land use and development in areas that are not serviced by a sewage scheme can pose a high risk to water quality, and Gippsland Water has a responsibility to protect our customer’s water supply, from catchment to tap.

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The following documents will assist planning applicants, where their property falls within a Special Water Supply Catchment:

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