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Urban Arterial Road
An urban arterial road is a road that provides the main basis for public and private movements of persons and goods in urban areas.

Urban Centre
An Urban Centre is a population cluster of 1,000 or more people.

Urban Development
Urban Development is the social, cultural, economic and physical development of urban areas.

Urban Farming
Urban Farming is the production of food in an urban area. It has a number of advantages including lower trasportation time and costs, and often a much reduced need for pesticides.

Urban Growth Boundary
An Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) is a regional boundary, set in an attempt to control urban sprawl by mandating that the area inside the boundary be used for higher density urban development and the area outside be used for lower density development.

Urban Growth Management
Urban Growth Management is the application of planning tools in a coordinated manner to guide development of cities and towns towards desired patterns of growth.

Urban Growth Plan
An Urban Growth Plan is …..

Urban Local Government Association of Queensland
The Urban Local Government Association of Queensland (ULGA) is an organisation consisting of Local Governments that are predominantly urban in character, ie. a local government …

Urban Renewal
Urban Renewal (also Urban Revitalisation and Urban Regeneration) is a program of land redevelopment in areas of moderate to high density urban land use.

Urban Revitalisation
Urban Revitalisation -> Urban Renewal

Urban Road
An Urban Road is a road located within the boundaries of a built-up area. Urban roads are typically characterised by the presence of street lighting and in most but not all cases the presence of kerb and channel adjacent to the road edge.

Urban Stormwater Management Plan

A Stormwater Management Plan (also Urban Stormwater Management Plan) is a plan that develops an integrated approach to urban stormwater quality.

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EPA Victoria states that an effective stormwater management plan (SWMP) to improve urban stormwater quality must:

  • have council-wide commitment, both to the plan and its implementation
  • set priorities for the council's management of urban stormwater
  • include clearly stated strategic objectives
  • incorporate a risk-based assessment of issues and threats
  • include strategies with clear actions that address priority risks, together with measurable environmental outcomes wherever possible
  • follow the principle of continuous improvement
  • engage all stakeholders and
  • have successfully been developed using the best practice methodology.

Related Pages

External Links & References

  1. EPA Victoria
  2. Google Search (Stormwater Management Plan)
  3. Google Search (Urban Stormwater Management Plan)
  4. City of Whittlesea
  5. CSIRO
  6. City of Whittlesea Stormwater Management Plan

Urban Sustainability
Urban Sustainability is the idea that a city can be organised without excessive reliance on the surrounding countryside and be able to power itself with renewable sources of energy.

Urbanisation
Urbanisation the process of making an area more urban.

Useful Life

Click here for a mobile friendly version of this page.

Useful Lives

User Adoption Strategies
Read a good book recently that may help with your systems implementation.

User Manual
A User Manual is a technical communication document intended to give assistance to people using a particular system.

User Map
I thought it might be interesting to map where the contributors to this website live, hopefully it will allow you to find nearby users in the event you want to discuss the site with someone in your local area.

Using a Wiki to Build a Specification
by Wayne Eddy

Using Wikis to Organise and Share AM Knowledge
by Wayne Eddy - Whittlesea City Council

Utilisation
Utilisation is the act of using something. With respect to Council assets and facilities it refers to how often and to what percentage of capacity a facility or asset is used.

Utilisation Measure
A Utilisation Measure (also Asset Utilisation Measure) is a measure of the extent to which an asset or facility is being used. A typical utilisation measure is the percentage of capacity being used.

Utility
A utility (also service authority and servicing authority) is an organization that maintains the infrastructure for a public service.

Utility Infrastructure
Utility Infrastructure is non-road infrastructure, which is the responsibility of a utility.

UTS Centre for Local Government
The UTS Centre for Local Government is an autonomous unit within the University of Technology, Sydney. It was established in 1991 and is now the largest centre of its kind in Australia.

Vacuum Sewer System
A vacuum sewer system consists of the following components:

  • A vacuum station
  • a vacuum pump located inside the vacuum station
  • a collection chamber inside the vacuum station
  • and a vacuum pipeline system

Vacuum Sewerage Code of Australia
The Vacuum Sewerage Code of Australia is published by the Water Services Association of Australia.
The current version as of July 2009 is WSA 06-2008 V1.2

Valuation
A valuation is the determination of the economic value of an asset.

Value
The term value has several meanings all of which are used in local government to some degree.

Value Proposition
A value proposition is a promise of value to be delivered.

Valve
What is a valve?
A valve is a device that regulates the flow of substances (either gases, fluidised solids, slurries, or liquids) by opening, closing, or partially obstructing various passageways.

Vegetated Swale
A vegetated swale is a broad, shallow channel designed to convey and infiltrate stormwater runoff.

Vegetation Photos
The photos of trees and other vegetation below are part of the LGAM Photo Library. If you have a photo that you would to contribute, please feel free to upload them to a Contributor Photo Gallery.

Vehicle and Plant Photos
The photos vehicles and mechanical plant below are part of the LGAM Photo Library. If you have a photo that you would to contribute, please feel free to upload them to a Contributor Photo Gallery.

Vehicle Exclusion Mechanism
A Vehicle Exclusion Mechanism is any mechanism designed to keep vehicles from accessing a particular area.

Vehicular Crossing
A vehicular crossing is the section of a concrete (or asphalt) driveway located between the property boundary and the adjacent invert crossing/layback.

Vendor Lock-In
Vendor lock-in is the situation where a customer is dependent on a particular vendor for a product or service, and can not change vendors without a substantial cost.

Verge

Verges

Vertical Footpath Joint Displacement
A vertical footpath joint displacement is a footpath defect that occurs when two footpath panels move vertically in relation to each other. This defect presents as a tiny step in a footpath, and is a potential tripping hazard.

Vibration Monitoring
Vibration Monitoring is a condition assessment technique relevant to many types of machinery.

VicRoads
VicRoads is the registered business name of the Roads Corporation, a statutory Corporation within the Victorian Government infrastructure portfolio. The infrastructure portfolio comes under the responsibility of the Minister for Roads and Ports.

Vicroads Online Bookshop
The Vicroads Online Bookshop contains a wide range of useful road related publications, many of which are free to download.

VicRoads Road Structures Inspection Manual
The VicRoads Road Structures Inspection Manual is a VicRoads publication that defines that the condition of all structures is systematically monitored to ensure structural integrity and safety of road users and that there is sufficient data to effectively and efficiently manage road structure assets. It replaces the previous VicRoads Bridge Inspection Manual and has been expanded to include numerous road structures including retaining walls, noise walls, sign structures and high mast lighting as well as bridges and culverts.

Vicroads Traffic Engineering Manual
The VicRoads Traffic Engineering Manual has been issued by VicRoads to provide guidance for the best practice of traffic management in Victoria (Volume 1), and guidance in establishing a standardised system of signs, pavement markings and associated devices on declared freeways and arterial roads throughout Victoria (Volume 2).

Victoria
Victoria is the second most populous state in Australia. Geographically the smallest mainland state, Victoria is bordered by New South Wales to the north, South Australia to the west, and Tasmania to the south, across the Bass Strait. Victoria is the most densely populated state, with over 70% of Victorians living in Melbourne, the state capital and largest city.

Victoria Grants Commission
The Victoria Grants Commission’s (VGC) primary function is to allocate revenue provided by the Commonwealth Government to municipal councils in Victoria according to the Local Government (Financial Assistance) Act 1995 and a set of national distribution principles. All funds allocated by the Commonwealth are distributed to councils. All of the Commission’s costs are met by the Victorian Government through the Department of Planning and Community Development.

Victorian Audit Act 1994
The Victorian Audit Act 1994 establishes the legislative framework governing the ongoing role and functions of the Auditor-General. This Act identifies the statutory powers and responsibilities of the Auditor-General. It provides the authority for the Auditor-General to:

  • conduct annual financial statement audits of public sector agencies
  • undertake performance audits within the public sector which encompass assessments of the economy, efficiency and effectiveness of the management of public resources by the government or individual government agencies
  • examine the use of public grants received by both private and public sector organisations
  • determine the efficiency, effectiveness and economy of the services or functions that are delivered through contracts with private or not-for-profit providers (associated entities) through ‘follow-the-dollar’ performance audits
  • utilise the Victorian Auditor-General's Office as the organisational and resourcing avenue available to the Auditor-General to assist in the discharge of the position's legislative functions
  • access a broad range of documents under Section 11 of the Act.

Victorian Auditor-General's Office
The Victorian Auditor-General's Office (VAGO) is responsible for the audit of around 550 public sector organisations, including Victorian councils, and water authorities.

Victorian Building Act 1993
The Victorian Building Act 1993 is designed to:

Victorian Cemeteries and Crematoria Act 2003
The Victorian Cemeteries and Crematoria Act 2003 is the Victorian act relating to the management and operation of cemeteries and crematoria.

Victorian Children and Young Persons Act 1989
THe Victorian Children and Young Persons Act 1989 was drafted with the following purposes in mind:

Victorian Children Youth and Families Act 2005
The Victorian Children Youth And Families Act 2005 is designed to:

Victorian Children's Services Act 1996
The Victorian Children's Services Act 1996 is the Victorian act relating to the provision, licensing and regulation of children's services.

Victorian City Council Model Budget
The Victorian City Council Model Budget is a best practice guide for reporting local government budgets prepared annually by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal
The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) is a tribunal established under the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 1998.

Victorian Council Amalgamations
Most existing Victorian Councils underwent amalgamations in 1995.

Victorian Council News
The news items below are RSS Feeds extracted directly from Council Websites.

Victorian Country Fire Authority Act 1958
The Victorian Country Fire Authority Act 1958 was created to consolidate the Law relating to the Country Fire Authority and the Control of Fire in Country Areas.

Victorian Crown Land (Reserves) Act 1978
The Victorian Crown Land (Reserves) Act 1978 is designed to provide for the Reservation of Crown Lands for certain purposes and for the Management of such Reserved Lands and for other purposes.

Victorian Disability Act 2006
The Victorian Disability Act 2006 was designed to "enact a new legislative scheme for persons with a disability which reaffirms and strengthens their rights and responsibilities and which is based on the recognition that this requires support across the government sector and within the community."

Victorian Domestic Animals Act 1994
The Victorian Domestic Animals Act 1994 is designed to "promote animal welfare, the responsible ownership of dogs and cats and the protection of the environment by providing for—

Victorian Electronic Records Strategy
The Victorian Electronic Records Strategy is a strategy developed by the Public Record Office Victoria to provide leadership and direction in the management of digital records.

Victorian Emergency Management Act 1986
The Victorian Emergency Management Act 1986 was passed to provide for the organisation of emergency management in Victoria.

Victorian Emergency Management Act 2013
The Victorian Emergency Management Act 2013 was designed to—

Victorian Environment Protection Act 1970
The Victorian Environment Protection Act 1970 is design to create a legislative framework for the protection of the environment in Victoria having regard to the principles of environment protection.

Victorian Equipment (Public Safety) Act 1994
The Victorian Equipment (Public Safety) Act 1994 is designed to provide for public safety in relation to prescribed equipment and equipment sites.

Victorian Evidence Act 2008
The Victorian Evidence Act 2008 sets out the State rules of evidence. Generally speaking, the Act applies to proceedings in State courts and before other persons or bodies required to apply the laws of evidence.

Victorian Fences Act 1968
The Victorian Fences Act 1968 was designed to consolidate and amend the law relating to dividing and vermin-proof fences, and for other purposes.

Victorian Food Act 1984
The Victorian Food Act 1984 has the following objectives:

Victorian Geographic Place Names Act 1998
The Victorian Geographic Place Names Act 1998 is designed to make provision for the naming of places and the registration of place names, to amend the Survey Co-ordination Act 1958 and the Local Government Act 1989.

Victorian Government Gazette
The Victorian Government Gazette is published by BlueStar Print Pty Ltd, under authority of the Victoria Government Printer.

Victorian Graffiti Prevention Act 2007
The Victorian Graffiti Prevention Act 2007 gives Victorian Councils the power to enter private property for the purpose of removing graffiti.

Victorian Health Records Act 2001
The Victorian Health Records Act 2001 was enacted to promote fair and responsible handling of health information by—

Victorian Heavy Vehicle National Law Application Act 2013
The main purposes of the Victorian Heavy Vehicle National Law Application Act 2013 are—

  • to provide for the application of a National Law to regulate the use of heavy vehicles; and
  • to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts.

Victorian Heritage Act 1995
The Victorian Heritage Act 1995 is designed to:

Victorian Impounding of Livestock Act 1994
The Victorian Impounding of Livestock Act 1994 is designed to:

Victorian Information Privacy Act 2000
The Victorian Information Privacy Act 2000 is designed to:

Victorian Inter-Council Asset Management Working Groups
There are a number of (at least two) Inter-Council Asset Management Working Groups currently operating in Victoria. There doesn't appear to be much communication between these groups, and this page has been set up to document the current state of play and hopefully enable and encourage more interaction between the groups, with a view to improved asset management outcomes.

Victorian Inter-Council Collaboration Special Interest Group
This page has been set up to support the creation of a Victorian Inter-Council Collaboration Special Interest Group. Depending on the level of interest it is envisaged that the group will meet 2 to 4 times a year at and would be hosted by a different Victorian Council on each occasion.

Victorian Land Act 1958
The Victorian Land Act 1958 is one of many Acts of interest to Victorian Councils.

Victorian LG Asset Management Landscape
The diagram below attepts to plot the relationship between various Asset Management related organisations, legislation, and requirements in for Councils in Victoria. Feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Victorian Libraries Act 1988
Victorian Libraries Act 1988 was enacted to establish a Library Board of Victoria, to make provision for the co-ordination and organisation of libraries and to make provision for land subject to library purposes trusts.

Victorian Local Governance Association
The Victorian Local Governance Association is a Victorian peak body with local government, community organisation and individual membership. The VLGA advocates for social change and empowers local governments by strengthening their capacity to engage with their communities. It is governed by an elected Board of councillor, community, and individual members and is broad-based both geographically and politically; members are from rural and regional, interface and metropolitan areas and from a wide range of (or no) political affiliations.

Victorian Local Government Act 1989
The Victorian Local Government Act 1989 is one of several state Local Government Acts.

Victorian Local Government Act 2020
The Victorian Local Government Act 2020 is one of several state Local Government Acts.

Victorian Local Government Act Review
The Victorian State Government initiated a review of the Victorian Local Government Act 1989 in 2016.

Victorian Local Government Legislative Framework
This page is and will probably always remain a work in progress, but will hopefully be of some limited use to those trying to understand the legislative basis behind the services provided and activities undertaken by Victorian Councils.

Victorian Local Government Services Rationale

This page is and will probably always remain a work in progress, but will hopefully be of some limited use to those trying to understand the legislative basis behind the services provided and activities undertaken by Victorian Councils.

Advocacy

Section 3D(2)(d) of the Victorian Local Government Act 1989 states that "advocating the interests of the local community to other communities and governments" is a role of a Council.

Animal Management

Council responsibilities with respect to animal management are detailed in the Victorian Domestic Animals Act 1994 and the Victorian Impounding of Livestock Act 1994.

Division 4 of the Victorian Domestic Animals Act 1994​ defines the powers and duties of Councils with respect to the control of dogs and cats.​

Section 42​ of the Act gives Councils the power to make local laws for or with respect to all or any of the following:

  • regulating the number of dogs or cats which may be kept on premises situated in the municipal district of the Council;
  • prohibiting or regulating the keeping of dogs or cats in a specified area of the municipal district of the Council where threatened native fauna are at risk of attack;
  • requiring owners of dogs to remove and dispose of faeces deposited by their dogs in public places.

Section 43 gives an authorised officer of Council the Power to destroy animals at large in specified areas.

  • If Council has made a local law prohibiting the keeping of dogs or cats in a specified area of the municipal district of the Council, an authorised officer may destroy any prohibited animal found at large in that area.

Section 44 gives Councils the power to require restraint of animals.

  • (1) If a Council has made a local law prohibiting the keeping of any dog or cat in a specified area of the municipal district of the Council, the Council may require the owner of any dog or cat kept in that area immediately before the law is made—
    • (a) to confine the animal indoors or in a totally enclosed pen on the owner's premises; and
    • (b) when the animal is outside the owner's premises, to confine the animal to an enclosed vehicle.
  • (2) The Council must give the owner notice in writing of this requirement.

Annual Report

Section 131 (1) of the Victorian Local Government Act 1989 states that;

A Council must in respect of each financial year prepare an annual report
containing-

white-line.png(a) a report of its operations during the financial year;
white-line.png(b) audited standard statements for the financial year;
white-line.png(c) audited financial statements for the financial year;
white-line.png(d) a copy of the performance statement prepared under section 132; and
white-line.png(e) a copy of the report on the performance statement prepared under section 133;
white-line.png(f) any other matter required by the regulations.

Budget Preparation

Section 127 (1) of the Victorian Local Government Act 1989 mandates that a Council must prepare a budget for each financial year.

Building Regulation Administration and Enforcement

Section 212(1) of the Victorian Building Act 1993 states that "except where otherwise expressly provided in this Act or the building regulations, a council is responsible for the administration and enforcement of Parts 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8 and the building regulations in its municipal district."

Code of Conduct

Section 95AA of the Victorian Local Government Act 1989 states that:

(1) A Chief Executive Officer must develop and implement a code of conduct for Council staff.
(2) A code of conduct for Council staff must include any matters which are prescribed for the purposes of this section.
(3) The Chief Executive Officer must ensure that members of Council staff have access to the code of conduct for Council staff.

Community Infrastructure Provision and Maintenance

Section 3(E) (1) c of the Victorian Local Government Act 1989 states that "providing and maintaining community infrastructure in the municipal district" is a Council function.​

Community Services Planning and Provision

Section 3(E) (1) b of the Victorian Local Government Act 1989 states that "planning for and providing services and facilities for the local community" is a Council function.​

Council Plan

Section 125 (1) of the Victorian Local Government Act 1989 states that:
A Council must prepare and approve a Council Plan within the period of 6 months after each general election or by the next 30 June, whichever is later.

Disability Action Plan

Section 38 of the Victorian Disability Act 2006 requires all Victorian public sector bodies (including Councils) to prepare a Disability Action Plan.

Emergency Management

Part 4 of the Victorian Emergency Management Act 1986 details the responsibilities of municipal councils with respect to emergency management.

Section 20 states that a municipal council must prepare and maintain a municipal emergency management plan.

Section 21 of the Act states that:

white-line.png(1) A municipal council must appoint a person or persons to be the municipal emergency resource officer or municipal emergency resource officers.
white-line.png(2) A municipal emergency resource officer is responsible to the municipal council for ensuring the co-ordination of municipal resources to be used in emergency response and recovery.
white-line.png(3) A municipal council must appoint a municipal emergency planning committee constituted by persons appointed by the municipal council being members and employees of the municipal council, response and recovery agencies and local community groups involved in emergency management issues.
white-line.png(4) The function of a municipal emergency planning committee is to prepare a draft municipal emergency management plan for consideration by the municipal council.
white-line.png(5) A municipal emergency planning committee must give effect to any direction or guidelines issued by the Minister.
white-line.png(6) Subject to the regulations, a municipal emergency planning committee may determine its own procedures.

Fire Prevention

Section 5 of the Victorian Metropolitan Fire Brigades Act 1958​ notes that "it is the duty of every municipal council and public authority to take all practicable steps (including burning) to prevent the occurrence of fires on, and minimise the danger of the spread of fires on and from— (a) any land vested in it or under its control or management; and (b) any road under its care and management. ​

Graffiti Removal

Section 18​ of the Victorian Graffiti Prevention Act 2007​ states that a Council may, in accordance with this section, take any action necessary to remove or obliterate graffiti on private property if the graffiti is visible from a public place. The act does not appear to compel a Council to remove graffiti.

Health Standards Enforcement

Section 24(d) of the Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 states that "developing and enforcing up-to-date public health standards and intervening if the health of people within the municipal district is affected" is a Council function;

House Numbering

Clause 5 of Schedule 10 of the Victorian Local Government Act 1989 gives Councils the "power to name roads, erect signs and require premises to be numbered."

Sub-clauses (1)(c) and (1)(d) state respectively that a Council may:

  • approve, assign and change the number of a road and any premises next to a road, and;
  • require people to number their premises and to renew those numbers.

Immunisation of Children

Section 24 (f) of the Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 notes that councils are responsible for co-ordinating and providing immunisation services to children living or being educated within the municipal district.

Land Use Planning

Section 3(E)(1)(d) of the Victorian Local Government Act 1989 notes that "undertaking strategic and land use planning for the municipal district" is a Council function.

Local Law Enforcement

Local laws are made under Part 5 of the Victorian Local Government Act 1989.

Section 111 of the act (Power to make local laws) states that:

  1. A Council may make local laws for or with respect to any act, matter or thing in respect of which the Council has a function or power under this or any other Act.
  2. A local law must not be inconsistent with any Act or regulation.
  3. A local law is inoperative to the extent that it is inconsistent with any Act or regulation.
  4. If a planning scheme is in force in the municipal district of a Council, the Council must not make a local law which duplicates or is inconsistent with the planning scheme.

Road Network Provision and Maintenance

Section 34(1)(a) of the Victorian Road Management Act 2004 notes that it is a general function of a road authority to "provide and maintain, as part of a network of roads, roads for use by the community served by the road authority".

Schedule 10 of the Victorian Local Government Act 1989 gives Councils a number of powers over roads, including the power to construct and maintain roads.

Strategic Resource Plan

Section 126 of the Victorian Local Government Act 1989 deals with the preparation of the "Strategic Resource Plan".

Section 126 (3) states that: a Council must
(a) review the Strategic Resource Plan during the preparation of the Council Plan; and
(b) adopt the Strategic Resource Plan not later than 30 June each year.

Traffic Management

Schedule 11 of the Victorian Local Government Act 1989 gives Councils the following powers over traffic:

  • Powers concerning parking
  • Power to issue special parking permits
  • Power to remove unregistered or abandoned vehicles
  • Power to move obstructing vehicles
  • Power to move other obstructions
  • Power to restrict traffic near a construction site
  • Power to close road on seasonal basis
  • Power to place obstructions or barriers on a road permanently
  • Power to place obstructions or barriers on a road temporarily
  • Powers concerning shopping malls
  • Power to restrict use of road by vehicles of a certain size etc.
  • Power to determine speed limits
  • Power to prohibit traffic on unsafe roads

Voters' Roll Preparation

Section 24 of the Victorian Local Government Act 1989 deals with "Preparation of voters' rolls".

Section 24 (2) notes that:
The Registrar must compile a voters' roll containing the prescribed particulars of persons entitled to be enrolled as at the close of the roll from—
(a) the exhibition roll; and
(b) objections received under section 23A(7); and
(c) information received under subsections (4) and (5).

Website Maintenance

Section 82A of the Victorian Local Government Act 1989 states that:

white-line.png(1) A Council must maintain an Internet website.
white-line.png(2) The Council must ensure that—
white-line.png(a) any public notice required to be given by the Council is published on the Internet website;
white-line.png(b) a copy of each local law made by the Council and in force is available on the Internet website—
white-line.png(i) from the date the local law comes into operation; and
white-line.png(ii) in a consolidated and up-to-date form;
white-line.png(c) a list of documents of the Council that the Council is required to make available for public inspection under this Act, and how a member of the public can examine each document on the list, is published on the Internet website.

Links & Related Documents

Related Pages

Related Documents

External Links & References

  1. Google Search

Victorian Local Government Services Report
From October 2016 all Victorian Councils will need to provide the Essential Services Commission a report on all of their services.

Victorian Metropolitan Fire Brigades Act 1958
The Victorian Metropolitan Fire Brigades Act 1958 was created —

Victorian Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004
In Victoria, the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 is one of "system of laws, regulations and compliance codes which set out the responsibilities of employers and workers to ensure that safety is maintained at work."

Victorian Ombudsman Act 1973
The Victorian Ombudsman Act 1973 was enacted to provide for the Appointment in Victoria of an Ombudsman with Power to investigate Administrative Actions taken by or on behalf of Government Departments and other Authorities, and for other purposes.

Victorian Planning and Environment Act 1987
The Victorian Planning and Environment Act 1987 was created to establish a framework for planning the use, development and protection of land in Victoria in the present and long-term interests of all Victorians.

Victorian Planning and Environment (Planning Schemes) Act 1996
The Victorian Planning and Environment (Planning Schemes) Act 1996 is design to amend the Planning and Environment Act 1987
(a) to reform the structure of planning schemes;
(b) to provide for the preparation of municipal strategic statements;
(c) to provide for the making of Victoria Planning Provisions;
(d) to provide a co-ordinated procedure for the issue of planning permits with the approval of related amendments to planning schemes.

Victorian Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014
The Victorian Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 was enacted:

Victorian Public Administration Act 2004
The Victorian Public Administration Act 2004 is designed to:
(a) provide a framework for good governance in the Victorian public sector and in public administration generally in Victoria;
(b) establish a State Services Authority.

Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008
The Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 is designed to promote and protect public health and wellbeing in Victoria.

Victorian Public Records Act 1973
The Victorian Public Records Act 1973 defines how and for what period of time public records should be kept.

Victorian Road Management Act 2004
The Victorian State government enacted the Road Management Act in 2004, in response to the removal of the Non-feasance defence by the High Court.

Victorian Road Safety Act 1986
The Victorian Road Safety Act 1986 is designed to:

Victorian Sale of Land Act 1962
The Victorian Sale of Land Act 1962 is one of many Acts of interest to Victorian Councils.

Victorian Sport and Recreation Act 1972
A number of the purposes of Victorian Sport and Recreation Act 1972 relate to local government, namely:

  • to assist voluntary organizations, Government departments, public statutory bodies, municipal councils and other persons or bodies to provide facilities and services for sport and to improve existing facilities and services;
  • to encourage the co-ordination of the activities of Government departments, public statutory bodies, municipal councils and other persons or bodies concerned with sport;
  • to encourage and assist voluntary organizations, Government departments, public statutory bodies, municipal councils and other persons or bodies to provide facilities and services or to improve existing facilities and services for recreation of all kinds;
  • to encourage the co-ordination of the activities of Government departments, public statutory bodies, municipal councils and other persons or bodies concerned with recreation;

Victorian Subdivision Act 1988
The Victorian Subdivision Act 1988 is designed to:

Victorian Transfer of Land (Computer Register) Act 1989
The Victorian Transfer of Land (Computer Register) Act 1989 was repealed on 24/4/2008 by the LEGISLATION REFORM (REPEALS NO. 2) ACT 2008.

Victorian Transport Act 1983
The Victorian Transport Act 1983 came into operation on 5 May 1983. It has been amended on a number of occasions since then.

Victorian Transport Integration Act 2010
The Victorian Transport Integration Act 2010 was intended "to create a new framework for the provision of an integrated and sustainable transport system in Victoria consistent with the vision statement."

Victorian Valuation of Land Act 1960
The Victorian Valuation of Land Act 1960 is the Victorian Act that specifies how land within the state should be valued.

Victorian Water Act 1989
The Victorian Water Act 1989 is the Victorian Act pertaining to the management of water resources.

Victorian Whistleblowers Protection Act 2001
The Victorian Whistleblowers Protection Act 2001 was repealed and replaced by the Protected Disclosure Act 2012.

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Victorian Councils

LGAM Page Generic E-mail Address CEO / General Manager
Alpine Shire Council ua.vog.civ.erihsenipla|ofni#ua.vog.civ.erihsenipla|ofni Dave Barry
Ararat Rural City Council ua.vog.civ.tarara|licnuoc#ua.vog.civ.tarara|licnuoc Andrew Evans
Ballarat City Council ua.vog.civ.tarallab|yticllab#ua.vog.civ.tarallab|yticllab Justine Linley
Banyule City Council ua.vog.civ.eluynab|seiriuqne#ua.vog.civ.eluynab|seiriuqne
Bass Coast Shire Council ua.vog.civ.tsaocssab|tsaocssab#ua.vog.civ.tsaocssab|tsaocssab
Baw Baw Shire Council ua.vog.civ.erihswabwab|wabwab#ua.vog.civ.erihswabwab|wabwab
Bayside City Council ua.vog.civ.edisyab|seiriuqne#ua.vog.civ.edisyab|seiriuqne Adrian Robb
Benalla Rural City Council ua.vog.civ.allaneb|licnuoc#ua.vog.civ.allaneb|licnuoc
Boroondara City Council ua.vog.civ.aradnoorob|aradnoorob#ua.vog.civ.aradnoorob|aradnoorob
Brimbank City Council ua.vog.civ.knabmirb|ofni#ua.vog.civ.knabmirb|ofni
Buloke Shire Council ua.vog.civ.ekolub|ekolub#ua.vog.civ.ekolub|ekolub
Campaspe Shire Council ua.vog.civ.epsapmac|erihs#ua.vog.civ.epsapmac|erihs Jason Russell
Cardinia Shire Council ua.vog.civ.ainidrac|liam#ua.vog.civ.ainidrac|liam
Casey City Council ua.vog.civ.yesac|ccyesac#ua.vog.civ.yesac|ccyesac
Central Goldfields Shire Council ua.vog.civ.erihsdlogc|liam#ua.vog.civ.erihsdlogc|liam
Colac Otway Shire Council ua.vog.civ.yawtocaloc|qni#ua.vog.civ.yawtocaloc|qni Sue Wilkinson
Corangamite Shire Council ua.vog.civ.etimagnaroc|erihs#ua.vog.civ.etimagnaroc|erihs
Darebin City Council ua.vog.civ.niberad|xobliam#ua.vog.civ.niberad|xobliam
East Gippsland Shire Council ua.vog.civ.sppige|kcabdeef#ua.vog.civ.sppige|kcabdeef Gary Gaffney
Frankston City Council ua.vog.civ.notsknarf|ecnednopserroc#ua.vog.civ.notsknarf|ecnednopserroc Dennis Hovenden
Gannawarra Shire Council ua.vog.civ.arrawannag|licnuoc#ua.vog.civ.arrawannag|licnuoc
Glen Eira City Council ua.vog.civ.arienelg|liam#ua.vog.civ.arienelg|liam Rebecca McKenzie
Glenelg Shire Council ua.vog.civ.glenelg|yriuqne#ua.vog.civ.glenelg|yriuqne
Golden Plains Shire Council ua.vog.civ.snialpg|seiriuqne#ua.vog.civ.snialpg|seiriuqne
Greater Bendigo City Council ua.vog.civ.ogidneb|ofni#ua.vog.civ.ogidneb|ofni
Greater Dandenong City Council ua.vog.civ.dgc|licnuoc#ua.vog.civ.dgc|licnuoc
Greater Geelong City Council ua.vog.civ.yticgnoleeg|sutcatnoc#ua.vog.civ.yticgnoleeg|sutcatnoc
Greater Shepparton City Council ua.vog.civ.notrappehs|licnuoc#ua.vog.civ.notrappehs|licnuoc
Hepburn Shire Council ua.vog.civ.nrubpeh|erihs#ua.vog.civ.nrubpeh|erihs
Hindmarsh Shire Council ua.vog.civ.hsramdnih|ofni#ua.vog.civ.hsramdnih|ofni
Hobsons Bay City Council ua.vog.civ.yabsnosboh|ecivresremotsuc#ua.vog.civ.yabsnosboh|ecivresremotsuc Chris Eddy
Horsham Rural City Council ua.vog.civ.ccrh|licnuoc#ua.vog.civ.ccrh|licnuoc
Hume City Council ua.vog.civ.emuh|liame#ua.vog.civ.emuh|liame
Indigo Shire Council ua.vog.civ.erihsogidni|erihsogidni#ua.vog.civ.erihsogidni|erihsogidni
Kingston City Council ua.vog.civ.notsgnik|ofni#ua.vog.civ.notsgnik|ofni John Nevins
Knox City Council ua.vog.civ.xonk|ccxonk#ua.vog.civ.xonk|ccxonk Tony Doyle
Latrobe City Council ua.vog.civ.ebortal|ebortal#ua.vog.civ.ebortal|ebortal
Loddon Shire Council ua.vog.civ.noddol|noddol#ua.vog.civ.noddol|noddol Phil Pinyon
Macedon Ranges Shire Council ua.vog.civ.segnar-nodecam|csrm#ua.vog.civ.segnar-nodecam|csrm
Manningham City Council ua.vog.civ.mahgninnam|mahgninnam#ua.vog.civ.mahgninnam|mahgninnam Warwick Winn
Mansfield Shire Council ua.vog.civ.dleifsnam|licnuoc#ua.vog.civ.dleifsnam|licnuoc
Maribyrnong City Council ua.vog.civ.gnonrybiram|liame#ua.vog.civ.gnonrybiram|liame Stephen Wall
Maroondah City Council ua.vog.civ.hadnooram|hadnooram#ua.vog.civ.hadnooram|hadnooram Mike Marasco
Melbourne City Council ua.vog.civ.enruoblem|seiriuqne#ua.vog.civ.enruoblem|seiriuqne Ben Rimmer
Melton City Council ua.vog.civ.notlem|usc#ua.vog.civ.notlem|usc Kelvin Tori
Mildura Rural City Council ua.vog.civ.arudlim|ccrm#ua.vog.civ.arudlim|ccrm Gerard Jose
Mitchell Shire Council ua.vog.civ.erihsllehctim|llehctim#ua.vog.civ.erihsllehctim|llehctim
Moira Shire Council ua.vog.civ.ariom|retsambew#ua.vog.civ.ariom|retsambew
Monash City Council ua.vog.civ.hsanom|liam#ua.vog.civ.hsanom|liam Andi Diamond
Moonee Valley City Council ua.vog.civ.ccvm|licnuoc#ua.vog.civ.ccvm|licnuoc
Moorabool Shire Council ua.vog.civ.loobaroom|ofni#ua.vog.civ.loobaroom|ofni
Moreland City Council ua.vog.civ.dnalerom|ofni#ua.vog.civ.dnalerom|ofni Dr Nerina Di Lorenzo
Mornington Peninsula Shire Council ua.vog.civ.nepnrom|ecivresremotsuc#ua.vog.civ.nepnrom|ecivresremotsuc
Mount Alexander Shire Council ua.ten.eniameltsac|xelatm#ua.ten.eniameltsac|xelatm
Moyne Shire Council ua.vog.civ.enyom|enyom#ua.vog.civ.enyom|enyom
Murrindindi Shire Council ua.vog.civ.idnidnirrum|csm#ua.vog.civ.idnidnirrum|csm Margaret Abbey
Nillumbik Shire Council ua.vog.civ.kibmullin|kibmullin#ua.vog.civ.kibmullin|kibmullin
Northern Grampians Shire Council ua.vog.civ.erihsgn|erihsgn#ua.vog.civ.erihsgn|erihsgn Michael Bailey
Port Phillip City Council ua.vog.civ.pillihptrop|tsissa#ua.vog.civ.pillihptrop|tsissa
Pyrenees Shire Council ua.vog.civ.seeneryp|seeneryp#ua.vog.civ.seeneryp|seeneryp
Borough of Queenscliffe ua.vog.civ.effilcsneeuq|ofni#ua.vog.civ.effilcsneeuq|ofni
South Gippsland Shire Council ua.vog.civ.dnalsppightuos|licnuoc#ua.vog.civ.dnalsppightuos|licnuoc Tim Tamlin
Southern Grampians Shire Council ua.vog.civ.snaipmarghts|licnuoc#ua.vog.civ.snaipmarghts|licnuoc Michael Tudball
Stonnington City Council ua.vog.civ.notgninnots|licnuoc#ua.vog.civ.notgninnots|licnuoc Warren Roberts
Strathbogie Shire Council ua.vog.civ.eigobhtarts|ofni#ua.vog.civ.eigobhtarts|ofni
Surf Coast Shire Council ua.vog.civ.tsaocfrus|ofni#ua.vog.civ.tsaocfrus|ofni
Swan Hill Rural City Council ua.vog.civ.llihnaws|licnuoc#ua.vog.civ.llihnaws|licnuoc
Towong Shire Council ua.vog.civ.gnowot|ffats#ua.vog.civ.gnowot|ffats
Wangaratta Rural City Council ua.vog.civ.attaragnaw|licnuoc#ua.vog.civ.attaragnaw|licnuoc Brendan McGrath
Warrnambool City Council ua.vog.civ.loobmanrraw|ytic_loobw#ua.vog.civ.loobmanrraw|ytic_loobw
Wellington Shire Council ua.vog.civ.notgnillew|seiriuqne#ua.vog.civ.notgnillew|seiriuqne
West Wimmera Shire Council ua.vog.civ.aremmiwtsew|licnuoc#ua.vog.civ.aremmiwtsew|licnuoc
Whitehorse City Council ua.vog.civ.esrohetihw|ecivres.remotsuc#ua.vog.civ.esrohetihw|ecivres.remotsuc
Whittlesea City Council ua.vog.civ.aeselttihw|ccttihw#ua.vog.civ.aeselttihw|ccttihw
Wodonga City Council ua.vog.civ.agnodow|ofni#ua.vog.civ.agnodow|ofni
Wyndham City Council ua.vog.civ.mahdnyw|liam#ua.vog.civ.mahdnyw|liam Kelly Grigsby
Yarra City Council ua.vog.civ.yticarray|ofni#ua.vog.civ.yticarray|ofni
Yarra Ranges Shire Council ua.vog.civ.segnararray|liam#ua.vog.civ.segnararray|liam Glenn Patterson
Yarriambiack Shire Council ua.vog.civ.kcaibmairray|ofni#ua.vog.civ.kcaibmairray|ofni Ray Campling

VictoriaOnline
VictoriaOnline is the Victorian State Governments Web Portal.

Video Based Condition Assessment
A Video Based Condition Assessment is an asset condition assessment based on viewing a video (or a series of still photographs) of an asset. The technique is typically used to assess continuous assets (e.g. roads and pipes) where a manual inspection would either be too time consuming or too inaccurate.

Video Based Visual Condition Inspection - Roads
Video based visual condition inspection is a technique used to inspect generally continuous assets (e.g. roads, pipework etc) where manual visual inspection would either be too time consuming or too inaccurate.

Video Condition Assessment
Video Condition Assessment -> Video Based Condition Assessment

Vision
Vision is the ability to interpret the surrounding environment by processing information that is contained in visible light, but in the local government context the term is more often used to describe an organisational goal.

Vision Statement
A Vision Statement is a text that outlines what an organization wants to be, or how it wants the world in which it operates to be. It concentrates on the future. It is a source of inspiration. It provides clear decision-making criteria.

Visual Arts Support
Many local government councils support the visual arts in a number of ways, including:

Visual Assessment
A visual assessment is a direct evaluation of the properties of a physical asset that are visible by the naked eye and can be evaluated directly in the field.

Visual Assessment of Pavement Condition Photos
The photos below are part of the LGAM Photo Library. They have been extracted from A guide to the Visual Assessment of Pavement Condition published by Austroads in 1987.
Austroads, have kindly consented to their re-use here, on the condition that Austroads is properly acknowledged as the source. Additional yet to be sorted Austroads Photos can be found here.

Visual Condition Inspection
A visual condition inspection is a common method of assessing an asset's condition by examining the external appearance of the asset.

Visual Library for Asset Condition Rating
This page has been created (January 2010) to hold a portfolio of Standard Photos/Images that show different Condition Ratings across all asset categories. If you would like to contribute standard images and you are having difficulty uploading these, contact the site administrator.
The photos will be categorised once we have a selection.

Vitrified Clay
Vitrified Clay is clay that has been subjected to vitrification, a process which fuses the clay particles to a very hard, inert, glass-like state.

Vitrified Clay Pipe
A Vitrified Clay Pipe is a pipe constructed of Vitrified Clay.

Votar Partners
Votar Partners was listed as one of 18 approved Asset Management Consultants by Local Buy in early 2008.

Voters' Roll Preparation
Voters' Roll Preparation is a task that Councils must perform under the Victorian Local Government Act 1989.

W3Schools
W3Schools is a web developer information website, with tutorials and references relating to web development topics such as:

WA Local Government GIS Focus Group
The "WA Local Government GIS Focus Group" is a group for anyone working in and/or with Western Australian Local Government Geographic Information Systems. It has a Google Groups website and mailing list.

Wagga Wagga City Council Photos
The photos below have been kindly made available by Wagga Wagga City Council. They have been extracted from a very innovative Ratepayer Asset Condition Satisfaction Survey.

WALGA

Walkability
Walkability is a measure of how friendly an area is to walking. Factors influencing walkability include the presence or absence and quality of footpaths or other pedestrian rights-of-way, traffic and road conditions, land use patterns, building accessibility, and pedestrian safety.

Walkable City
A Walkable City is a city designed with the needs of pedestrians taken into account.

Walker Wilson Associates
Walker Wilson Associates are Organisation Behaviour Consultants.

Walkerville Council

Walking Photo No.1
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Walking Track
A walking track is a path with a rough beaten, dirt, stone or gravel surface used by walkers.

Walkway
A walkway is a generic term for all engineered surfaces or structures designed for pedestrian traffic, including; footpaths, footbridges, stiles, stairs, ramps, paseos or tunnels.

Wall
A wall is a structure that defines an area, carries a load, or provides shelter or security.

Wall Finishes
Wall Finishes is a building component in some asset management systems.

Wanted Pages
The list below has been generated using the "site tools" button at the bottom of the page. The topics in red have been referred to within the site but not yet created. If you know something about one of the topics in the list please click on the link and add a few words to start the page off.

Wanted Photos
There are quite a few pages that could be improved with a photo or two. If you have any photos that you think could illustrate the subjects below, please consider adding them to the photo library or otherwise donating them to the site.

Warning Sign
A warning sign is a road sign used to indicate an actual or potential hazard to road users. Warning signs are black on yellow.

Warning Signs

Washboarding

Corrugations are closely & regularly spaced transverse undulations in the surface of a road. Corrugations are known as Washboarding in some countries.

Corrugations-6.jpg Corrugations2.jpg

Corrugations can occur in both sealed and unsealed roads. They can be caused by inadequate stability of an asphalt surface or pavement or the compaction of the base in wave form.

Crest to crest spacing is typically less than 2 metres.

Related Pages

External Links & References

  1. A guide to the Visual Assessment of Pavement Condition (Austroads)
  2. Google Search
  3. Wikipedia (Washboarding)

Waste and Recyclables Collection
Waste and Recyclables Collection is the collection rubbish and recyclables from residences and other properties.

Waste Management
Waste Management is the collection, transport, processing, recycling or disposal, and monitoring of waste materials.

Waste Management Facilities

Waste Management Facility
A "Waste Management Facility" is a facility designed to store, recycle or dispose of any type of waste or rubbish.

Waste Transfer Station
A Waste Transfer Station is a structure designed to receive and temporarily store waste, before it is disposed of in a landfill or incinerator.

Waste Water

Wastewater
Wastewater is spent or used water from residential, business or industrial sources.

Wastewater System
Wastewater that is generated from within a building will leave the building by force of gravity and be fed into the gravity main. From the gravity main it will continue to the nearest wastewater treatment plant.

Wastewater Treatment Facility
Wastewater Treatment Facility -> Wastewater Treatment Plant

Wastewater Treatment Plant
A Wastewater Treatment Plant (also Sewage Treatment Plant) is a facility for treating wastewater (sewage).

Wastewater Treatment Plants

Water
Water is a chemical compound with the chemical formula H2O. In some states some Councils are responsible for the supply of potable water, in other cases a seperate water authority has been created for this purpose.

Water & Wastewater
Some Councils are responsible for the provision of water & wastewater services. In many areas however this responsibility lies with an independent Water Authority. Water treatment and services depend heavily on the use of pipes, valves, pumps, and strainers.

Water Act 2007
The objects of this the Water Act 2007 are:

  • (a) to enable the Commonwealth, in conjunction with the Basin States, to manage the Basin water resources in the national interest; and
  • (b) to give effect to relevant international agreements (to the extent to which those agreements are relevant to the use and management of the Basin water resources) and, in particular, to provide for special measures, in accordance with those agreements, to address the threats to the Basin water resources; and
  • (c) in giving effect to those agreements, to promote the use and management of the Basin water resources in a way that optimises economic, social and environmental outcomes; and
  • (d) without limiting paragraph (b) or (c):
      • (i) to ensure the return to environmentally sustainable levels of extraction for water resources that are overallocated or overused; and
      • (ii) to protect, restore and provide for the ecological values and ecosystem services of the Murray‑Darling Basin (taking into account, in particular, the impact that the taking of water has on the watercourses, lakes, wetlands, ground water and water‑dependent ecosystems that are part of the Basin water resources and on associated biodiversity); and
      • (iii) subject to subparagraphs (i) and (ii)—to maximise the net economic returns to the Australian community from the use and management of the Basin water resources; and
  • (e) to improve water security for all uses of Basin water resources; and
  • (f) to ensure that the management of the Basin water resources takes into account the broader management of natural resources in the Murray‑Darling Basin; and
  • (g) to achieve efficient and cost effective water management and administrative practices in relation to Basin water resources; and
  • (h) to provide for the collection, collation, analysis and dissemination of information about:
    • (i) Australia’s water resources; and
    • (ii) the use and management of water in Australia.

Water Agency

Water Authorities

Water Authority
A water authority is an organisation set up by a state government to provide water & sewerage services within a given area or catchment.

Water Authority Mailing List
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ua.moc.retawretnuh|seiriuqne#ua.moc.retawretnuh|seiriuqne
ua.moc.retawtsaocdim|ecivresremotsuc#ua.moc.retawtsaocdim|ecivresremotsuc
ua.moc.ccwr|nimda#ua.moc.ccwr|nimda
ua.vog.wsn.retawsuor|retaw#ua.vog.wsn.retawsuor|retaw

Water Board
A Water Board is a type of Water Authority. The term can refer to the organisation as a whole, or the members of the governing body, in much the same way that "Council" can mean the municipality as a whole or the Councillors representing the municipality.

Water Body
A water body is any significant accumulation of water. Water bodies such as ponds and wetlands are commonly found in council parks and open spaces.

Water Body Photos
The photos of rivers, lakes and other water bodies below are part of the LGAM Photo Library. If you have a photo that you would to contribute, please feel free to upload them to a Contributor Photo Gallery.

Water by Design
Water by Design is a capacity building program that supports the uptake of Water Sensitive Urban Design in South East Queensland.

Water Conservation Management Plan
A Water Conservation Management Plan is …..

Water Corporation
A water corporation is a water authority that has been set up as a corporation.

Water Distribution Modelling Software
Water distribution modelling software is software that enables the modelling of system hydraulics and water quality behaviour. Water modelling software can perform extended period simulation (EPS), and indicate the pressures at each node, the flow through each pipe, stop and start pumps and monitor chemical distribution, water age and water tank levels throughout the simulation period, as well as calculate fire flow demands at specified nodes.

Water Distribution System
A Water Distribution System is a collection of assets & facilities used to supply water with appropriate quality, quantity and pressure from its source to the point of usage.

Water Environment Research Foundation
The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) is an American nonprofit organization that operates with funding from subscribers and the US federal government. WERF was formed in 1989 and is America’s leading independent scientific research organization dedicated to wastewater and stormwater issues.

Water Filled Barrier
A Water Filled Barrier is a modular plastic barrier used during roadworks to seperate vehicles and pedestrians or vehicles travelling in different directions.

Water Flow Metering Station
A water flow metering station is an asset designed measure the volume of water passing through a pipeline.

Water Flow Metering Stations

Water Hammer
Water hammer is a pressure surge in a pipeline as a result of changes in fluid flow velocities. The faster the changes in the velocities, the greater the magnitude of the pressure surge. Pressure surges in pipe lines are due to closing and opening of valves or stopping and starting of pumps, or by sudden releases of trapped air.

Water Hydrant
The term water hydrant is a synonym for fire hydrant.

Water Industry Operators Association
The Water Industry Operators Association (WIOA) is an Incorporated Association and invites Membership from any persons carrying out the whole, or part operation and maintenance of any facet of the Water Industry. Members may be derived from the Private and Public Sector.

Water Inlet Structure
A water inlet structure is a structure located within a river, lake, reservoir or other water source designed to receive water from its surroundings for use within a water treatment plant or other facility.

Water Jetting
Water Jetting is the application of a high pressure stream of water to surface in order to clean it. Water jetting can be used to clear blocked sewers.

Water Main
A water main is water pipe which is a part of the water supply system.

Water Main Replacement
Water Main Replacement - Replacing a PVC water pipe with the same size, new PVC pipe is a renewal activity.

Water Main Useful Life Table

Pipe Material Typical Useful Life
Asbestos Cement (AC) 40 – 65 years
Cast Iron Cement Lined (CICL) 80 – 100 years
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) 50 – 75 years
Ductile Iron Cement Lined (DICL) 80 – 100 years
Mild Steel Cement Lined (MSCL) 80 – 100 years

Water Main Useful Lives
The useful life of a water main depends on many factors, including material type, construction practices, etc. The useful lives below are indicative only. If you have any useful data about water main useful lives, please help us make the table below more accurate by adding or linking to any information you may have below.

Water Mains

Water Meter
A water meter is a device used to measure the volume of water usage.

Water Meters

Water New Zealand
Water New Zealand is a national New Zealand not for profit sector organisation comprising approximately 1500 corporate and individual members in New Zealand and overseas. Water New Zealand is the principal voice for the NZ water sector, focusing on the sustainable management and promotion of the water environment and encompassing the three waters – fresh, waste and storm waters.

Water Pipe Materials
Information on water pipe material types and their acronyms need to be added here. Work in progress…

Water Property Service
A Water Property Service is the portion of a water service pipe located between the water reticulation main and the water meter.

Water Pump Station
A water pump station (or water pumping station) is an asset designed to pump water from one location to another.

Water Pump Stations

Water Pumping Station

Water Purification
Water purification is the process of removing undesirable chemicals, materials, and biological contaminants from raw or contaminated water.

Water Quality Improvement Plan
A Water Quality Improvement Plan (WQIP) is a catchment and regional-based water quality management plan. They seek to improve water quality by reducing the amount of key pollutants (e.g. nutrients, sediments, and chemicals) from the Reef catchments that enter the waterways and are carried to the Reef lagoon.

Water Reticulation

Water Reticulation Main
A water reticulation main as a water main that connects a distribution main with service pipes. Reticulation mains are typically between 100mm and 375mm in diameter.

Water Reticulation Network
A water reticulation network is a network of pumps, pipes and water storages designed to store and distribute water.

Water Sensitive Urban Design
Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) is a set of design elements and on-ground solutions that aim to minimise impacts on the water cycle from the built urban environment. It offers a simplified and integrated approach to land and water planning by dealing with the urban water cycle in a decentralised manner consistent with natural hydrological and ecological processes.

Water Service
A water service is the pipeline that connects a property to a water main.

Water Service Pipe
A water service pipe is a pipe that extends from a potable water source to the interior of a building.

Water Services

Water Services Association of Australia
The Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) is the peak body of the Australian urban water industry.

Water Supply
Water Supply is the process of self-provision or provision by third parties in the water industry, commonly a Council or Water Authority, of water resources of various qualities to different users.

Water Supply Code of Australia
The Water Supply Code of Australia is published by the Water Services Association of Australia.
The current version as of July 2009 is WSA 03-2002 V2.3.

Water Supply Facility
A Water Supply Facility is a group of related water supply assets located within close proximity.

Water Supply Incident Reporting
Under a notice issued by the Office of the Water Supply Regulator, queensland drinking water service providers must report the following as incidents within certain timeframes:

Water Supply Network

Water Supply Photos
The water supply photos below are part of the LGAM Photo Library.

Water Supply System
A water supply system (or water supply network) is a system designed to collect, store, purify and distribute water.

Water Tower
A Water Tower is a large tank constructed for the purpose of holding a supply of water at a height sufficient to pressurise a water supply system.

Water Towers

Water Transfer Main
A Water Transfer Main is a water main used to transport bulk quantities of water from a source or storage to another Water Facility as part of the water supply system. The water transfer main is not part of the reticulation system and does not have any property services connected. It may carry bore water, raw surface water or potable water.

Water Treatment
Water Treatment is an activity normally utilising plant, equipment and chemicals to process raw water into potable water.

Water Treatment Plant
A Water Treatment Plant is a facility designed to produce potable water for a Water Reticulation Network.

Water Treatment Plants

Water Truck
A Water Truck is truck designed to collect and then spray water. Water trucks are used in road and other civil construction to suppress dust and/or ensure that the rock or soil being worked by other machinery is at the required moisture content.

Water Valve
A water valve is a valve that regulates the flow of water through a pipe.

Water Valves

Watercourse
The Australian Water Act 2007 defines watercourse as follows:

(a) means a river, creek or other natural watercourse (whether modified or not) in which water is contained or flows (whether permanently or from time to time); and
(b) includes:
(i) a dam or reservoir that collects water flowing in a watercourse; and
(ii) a lake or wetland through which water flows; and
(iii) a channel into which the water of a watercourse has been diverted; and
(iv) part of a watercourse; and
(v) an estuary through which water flows.

Watson
Watson is the name of IBM's new game show winning computer.

Waverley Council Photos
The photos below have been made available by Waverley Council.
Waverley Council has advised that anyone is free to re-use these photos or any other photo posted on their website.
To upload additional photos, click on the grey "files" button at the bottom of the page.

Waverly Council Condition 1 Kerb and Gutter Photo
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Waverly Council Condition 2 Kerb and Gutter Photo
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Waverly Council Condition 3 Kerb and Gutter Photo
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Wayne Eddy's Photos
The photos below have been taken and uploaded by Wayne Eddy . They have been released to the public domain.

Wayne Eddy's Photos (2)
The photos below have been taken and uploaded by Wayne Eddy . They have been released to the public domain.

Wayne Eddy's Photos (3)
The photos below have been taken and uploaded by Wayne Eddy . They have been released to the public domain.

Wayne Eddy's Photos (4)
The photos below have been taken and uploaded by Wayne Eddy . They have been released to the public domain.

Wayne's Dodgy Public Domain Image Library
I am not an artist & I'm not a graphic designer, but despite all this I have created a few images for the site that may be of some limited use to other people, and so I am hereby releasing them to the public domain just in case someone wants to reuse them. (Dodgy as in created by an amateur with no real graphic design skills, rather than dodgy due to questionable legality!!!)

Wayne's Local Government, Science & Technology Blog
I set up a site blog quite sometime ago, but have only posted to it very sporadically.

WBC Strategic Alliance
WBC Strategic Alliance -> Wellington Blayney & Cabonne Strategic Alliance

WDV
WDV -> Written Down Value

Wearing Course
A wearing course (also wearing surface and pavement surfacing) is the topmost layer of a road pavement. The term is typically used when the top layer is of the road is quite thick - brick pavers, asphalt, concrete, etc. If the road is covered with a sprayed seal or a thin asphalt overlay, the term wearing surface is more frequently used.

Wearing Surface
The wearing surface (also Wearing Course) is the top layer of a sealed road. It is specifically designed to resist abrasion from traffic and to minimise the entry of water.

Weather Station
A Weather Station is device or group of devices used to observe and record weather conditions and meteorological data.

Web Accessibility
Web Accessibility refers to the inclusive practice of removing barriers that prevent access to websites by people with disabilities.

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