MUSIC Guidelines

MUSIC (Model for Urban Stormwater Improvement Conceptualisation) Guidelines

The MUSIC software is used to determine appropriate stormwater management measures such as bioretention basins, constructed wetlands etc. Developments that are considered “high risk” are to demonstrate the achievement of council’s water quality objectives through the use of the MUSIC software. MUSIC is the industry standard predictive modelling software which is used throughout Australia.

Mackay Regional Council MUSIC Guidelines have been developed for the Mackay region to assist consultants in undertaking MUSIC modelling.

These guidelines provide advice on using MUSIC in the Mackay region for local rainfall data and soil types.

MUSIC guidelines are available below:

  • MUSIC Guidelines Version 1.1 - September 2008 (PDF 1.5MB)
  • Mackay Soil Types - A map of the range of soil types found in the area surrounding Mackay (Figure 3, MUSIC Guidelines 1.1). It should be noted that this map does not cover the entire Mackay Regional Council area (PDF 4.75MB)