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 requires 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 will vary, the most common concern is 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.

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 Description
Apply Application All Fees are listed on the Developer Fees and Charges resource.

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.
Apply All Application for Development Services 2019-20 - PDF (Opens in new window)
Apply All Building Plan Assessment Application - PDF (Opens in new window)
Apply All Application for Build Over Asset - PDF (Opens in new window)

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
General All Developer Fees and Charges - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Hunter Water Act 1991 New South Wales

Application process

Apply

Step 1: Apply for a Developer Services 2019-20 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 2019-20 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.

Additional information

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

Administering agency

Cessnock City Council

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Customer Service

Cessnock City Council

Operating address: 62 - 78 Vincent Street
Cessnock, New South Wales 2325
Mailing address: PO BOX 152
Cessnock, New South Wales 2325
Phone: 02 4993 4100
Fax: 02 4993 2500
Email: council@cessnock.nsw.gov.au
Website: Cessnock City Council (Opens in new window)