Stormwater NSW has developed a course for the Guidelines for Maintenance of Stormwater Treatment Measures. Stormwater NSW are committed to rolling out a series of workshop training sessions to provide attendees with real world examples and experiences relating to the maintenance of council assets. 

There is currently one workshop planned in NSW for 2024 as part of the pre-conference workshops;
  • Tuesday 16th April 

Spaces are limited at these workshops.

Register for the Workshop Series

The manual can be purchased as a standalone document or can be purchased in conjunction with the full-day training workshops. Prices are quoted in Australian dollars and are inclusive of 10% Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Manual Purchase and Face to Face Workshop & Manual Attendance  $675 $875

Each manual will be licensed to the individual named when purchasing the guidelines. Due to the limited spots available at these workshops, attendance must be paid in full at the time of registering. You will receive an electronic copy of the manual within five (5) working days of the scheduled workshop. 

For more information on the Workshop Series, please contact GEMS Event Management on +61 2 9744 5252 or via email to

Workshop Overview

The workshop is aimed at Maintenance Managers and Cleaning Contractors, as well as Council staff involved in the sizing, siting and approval of stormwater treatment measures.  This is a new course developed by Stormwater NSW

The workshop focuses on the new O+M Guidelines, produced by Stormwater NSW, that will become the industry standard and reference document for the Maintenance of Stormwater assets.

The Training Covers:

  • The origin and evolution of these new Guidelines
  • Some of the standard terms that everyone need to know
  • Explanation of the format and contents of the Guideline
  • How Councils and How Cleaning Contractors will use these Guidelines
  • Planning and budgeting for Maintenance – what Councils need to know
  • Monitoring of devices – tools, Data Sheets, Cleaning Specs, practical field demonstration & explanation
  • Regular Cleaning and Comprehensive Cleaning – measure by measure
  • Dewatering & Decanting, new devices, Reporting format and content
  • Rectifications, auditing, upgrades & decommissioning
  • Tricks of the trade (so everyone gets a better outcome)
  • One Page Cleaning Specs for all proprietary treatment measures
  • Questions and Answers for everything stormwater

This popular training exposes the myths and problems of the past, and presents a logical and practical way to get the best from Stormwater Treatment Devices.  Whilst not aimed at consultants and DA engineers, it certainly contains a lot of very helpful content in the selection, sizing and siting of devices for long term reliable solutions.

A copy of the Guidelines will be provided for all attendees.

The presenter for this workshop will be Murray Powell, who is secretary of Stormwater NSW, one of the document authors and General Manager of Optimal Stormwater who are one of the leaders in design/construction/auditing/rectification of stormwater treatment devices.

Spaces are limited at these workshops.

Register for the Workshop Series

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