EOI - review of Domestic Wastewater Management Plan

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Monday, 18 February, 2019 - 10:15
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Moorabool Shire Council is reviewing its Domestic Wastewater Management Plan (“the Plan”) which was last reviewed in 2014.

The Plan is a key strategic planning document that establishes the framework for sustainable development within those areas of the Shire that are not serviced by reticulated sewer.

In late 2017, Council engaged an independent contractor to undertake a performance audit of the Plan’s implementation. The Audit examined the progress made to date and included recommendations for consideration that could impact on Council’s strategic policy and further implementation direction.

The key outcomes sought from the review are to ensure that:

  • The reviewed Plan clearly defines the Council’s objectives and owner requirements for development of land within the Shire that is subject to on-site wastewater treatment systems;
  • The reviewed Plan is consistent with all current relevant legislation and government policy; including Planning permit applications in open, potable water supply catchment areas November 2012 by the Department of sustainability and Environment
  • Actions and timeframes for implementation are realistic and achievable; and
  • The reviewed Plan provides for a deliverable risk-based compliance audit program of installed on-site wastewater systems. This program should include a variety of options to ensure compliance and consideration must be given to how the program can be funded (outside of the general rate) on an ongoing sustainable basis.

It should be stressed that the review is not a technical assessment of land suitability for on-site wastewater systems, but a management and operational review to make sure that the Plan adequately articulates the Council’s policy direction.

The review is to be completed by 7 June 2019.

A copy of the Plan and Audit Report can be found on this site at


You are invited to provide an expression of Interest for the conduct of the review and prepare a new Plan.  The expression of interest should include as a minimum:

  • Full details of your ability to undertake the review,
  • Details of the officers to be involved in the review and their resumes,
  • Proposed methodology for the review including a key stakeholder engagement plan,
  • A timeframe nominating key dates and deliverables for the review.  Note it is essential that Council and key stakeholders are able to provide comment on a draft review prior to completion and this must be factored into any timeline,
  • A set lump sum (all inclusive) fee for the review.

If you would like any further information, please contact Allan May or Andy Gaze on 5366 7100 or email agaze@moorabool.vic.gov.au.

Expressions of interest to undertake the review closes on the Friday 11 March 2019.

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Monday, 18 February, 2019 - 10:22