WSUD Audit Guidelines

The WSUD Audit Guidelines are now available for review by industry. The guidelines will assist Councils and authorities in their efforts to audit and effectively maintain WSUD assets. The guidelines have been prepared by E2Designlab as part of a Stormwater Victoria and Melbourne Water partnership

The guideline describes how to undertake audits of WSUD assets to determine their
condition and identify maintenance and renewal requirements. It also sets out the
context within which audits occur.

The guideline describes the following:
• Why WSUD asset management and audits are important
• How to undertaken a WSUD asset audit
• Templates and items to be audited
• Guidance on interpreting audit outcomes, identifying and prioritising maintenance
• Common maintenance activities
• Guidance on developing an asset management framework for WSUD assets
• Guidance for budgeting of maintenance and renewal works

The audit templates are provided in a spreadsheet format. These may be used by Councils directly, as paper print-outs or used as a basis for configuring an asset management database.

The spreadsheet is set up so that an audit can be undertaken and the items identified stored in a database within the spreadsheet. Similar record keeping templates and a database are provided to record corresponding works arising from the audits.

A calculation of indicative asset priority is undertaken based on user inputs. These take into account values related to the asset as well as the assessed condition.

Potential users are encouraged to trial the guidelines and spreadsheet. If you have any questions or comments please direct them to the Secretariat at [email protected]
or for technical questions or issues downloading the guidelines and spreadsheet to [email protected]

Download the Draft WSUD Guidelines here

Download the Draft WSUD Spreadsheet