COUNCIL LICENSE – Bronze (Annual license)


One year license

This license will ensure that Council applicants can use the full features of the In-Site water tool, including the free Council report generation feature. We will ensure that your Council’s climate data and user defaults are set. We will also consider all reasonable customisation requests.

We will also add phone support for Council officers and a half day InSite training, guideline, WSUD legislation and technology update sessions for Council staff.  This training covers an introduction to Integrated Water Management in planning and building approvals. It is aimed at Council planners, engineers and the ESD team. This will be backed up by free access to our online training portal.

In addition, we can set up In-Site so that users can send reports to your contact officer directly from the tool.



InSite provide a simple, clear, fast user interface that guides users through every part of Best Practice IWM (Integrated Water Management) design and compiles it all into a printable report at the end.

These reports can be evaluated by Council as part of approvals processes to decide if a project meets IWM objectives.

InSite Water Produces Reports that may be submitted Directly to Council, supporting both IWM Planning Permit Applications and Building Permit Legal Point of Discharge Applications.

InSite water will work for all Australian Metropolitan Councils (though SA has their own version).

InSite Water helps with addressing Councils’ ESD and IWM Requirements

  • Facilitates generation of Legal Point of Discharge applications including sizing On-Site Detention (OSD) tanks.
  • Allows Council to evaluate a planning or building permit application for compliance with integrated water management objectives such as stormwater runoff quality, stormwater volume reduction, and water efficiency.
  • Saves time for Council officers in evaluating projects, and clarifies to applicants how to achieve objectives.

Features for Victorian Councils:

  • Facilitates an efficient Sustainable Design Assessment in the Planning Permit (SDAPP) process between Developer and Council supporting Sustainable Design Assessments (SDAs) and Sustainability Management Plans (SMPs).
  • Works as a plugin to BESS for calculating Water and Stormwater Categories and Points.
  • Aligns with Integrated Water Management Victorian Planning Provisions (VPPs) and Environmental and Environmentally Sustainable Development (ESD) Policies in Councils’ Municipal Strategic Statements (MSS) and Local Planning Policies (LPP).

The recent changes to stormwater planning policy and legislation in Victoria give new powers and responsibilities to Council to ensure that re-development in the Municipality incorporates on-lot Integrated Water Management principles. Work is required by Council to address these new planning and environmental law changes that were introduced in October 2018.

Many drainage assets are overburdened by redevelopment and increases in impervious areas.  Reducing stormwater volumes through requiring on-lot stormwater measures help to protect Council Assets such as existing drains, as well as improving water quality in our urban creeks and rivers.