Approval for the Installation of Water and Sewer Services - New South Wales

Description

You will require this approval if you intend to undertake a development that may require the installation of a water supply or sewerage service with in the area of operations of the Hunter Water Corporation. Although the requirements for each development vary, the most common concern the design and construction of water and sewer mains and major assets which connect, join or augment Hunter Water's water and sewer systems. You will require this approval if your development includes:

  • Subdividing land
  • Building residential units
  • Industrial or commercial premises.

Please note that you may also need a separate application to connect to an existing water supply or sewerage service operated by Hunter Water.

Please consult with your local Council or Hunter Water for information on forms to be submitted.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Exemptions

You will not require this approval for a stand-alone dwelling.

Eligibility requirements

Please consult with the Contact Officer for information on any eligibility requirements.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $487.00 Development Assessment
Apply Application All $487.00 Water or Sewer Main Extension Application
Apply Application All $355.00 Additional Sewer Connection
Apply Application All $355.00 Stormwater Channel Connection
Apply Examination All $5257.00 Sewer Pump Station Design Review
Apply Examination All $4774.00 Water Pump Station Design Review
Apply Examination All $4774.00 Recycled Water Pump Station Design Review
Apply Examination All $1182.00 Servicing Strategy Review
Apply Examination All $1182.00 Environmental Assessment Repoert Review
Apply Inspection All $374.00 Assess Water Main Adjustment
Apply Inspection All $487.00 Assess Sewer Main Adjustment
Apply Inspection All $119.90 Assess encroaching on Hunter Water Land, Easement Rights or Assets (per hour)

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Approval for the Installation of Water and Sewer Services - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Application process

Apply

Step 1: Apply for a Developer Services 2016-17 Certificate.

  • You will need to submit a full set of plans and pay a fee for Hunter Water to investigate your development requirements.
  • If it is determined that you are building within the zone of influence of any Hunter Water asset you will need to submit a Build Over Asset Application with your plans which will then be stamped and returned to you within three business days.

Step 2: Hunter Water investigates your application.

Lodgement process

Comply

Step 3: Receive a Notice of Requirements letter.

The requirements for your development may include:

  1. Payment of a recycled water developer charge
  2. Design and construct water and sewer infrastructure to serve your development
  3. Transfer of the infrastructure to the Corporation.

You may be required to consult and accredited design consultant to assist in these requirements. You may also be required to prepare a Review of Environmental Factors (REF) to assess the likely impacts of an activity on the environment.

A trade waste application may also be required if discharging industrial by-products.

Step 4: Issue of Developer Services Application 2016-17 Certificate or letter confirming that you have met Hunter Water?s requirements.

Step 5: Arrange the connection to the water and / or sewer systems and pay the relevant fees.

Appeal fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Type Business Structure Amount Description
Application All $404.00 Revision of Development Assessment

Administering agency

Lake Macquarie City Council

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Enquiries Officer

Lake Macquarie City Council

Operating address: 126-138 Main Road
Speers Point
NSW 2284
Mailing address: PO BOX 1906
Hunter Region Mail Centre, New South Wales 2310
Phone: 02 4921 0333
Fax: 02 4958 7257
Email: council@lakemac.nsw.gov.au
Website: Lake Macquarie City Council (Opens in new window)