Approval to Connect Water and Sewerage Services - Lake Macquarie City Council - New South Wales


You will require this approval if you intend to connect to a water supply or sewerage service operated by the Hunter Water Corporation. You will be required to have your planning application for water and sewerage services connection inspected by either Hunter Water or NSW Fair Trading before you take them to your local Council for connection.

This approval is required for connection to:

  • sewerage services (including recycled water)
  • water services
  • water meter fixtures.

Please note that plumbing and drainage work can only be carried out in NSW by individuals that hold the relevant professional licences.

Please use the contact details below or consult Hunter Water to find out more information.

Service type


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 Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $135.00 Application for Water Service Connection
Apply Application All -

Application for Recycled Water Connection:

  • Pre-laid: $54.10
  • Redevelopment: $170
Apply Application All $62.35 Application to Connect / Disconnect Sewer Services
Apply Application All $52.65 Recycled Water Meter Affixture
Cancel Cancellation All $171.00 Recycled Water Disconnection
Cancel Cancellation All $122.00 Water Disconnection

Act(s) name

Hunter Water Act 1991 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Hunter Water Regulations 2015 New South Wales

Application process


Step 1: If the property does not have a pre-laid water service, the property owner will need to decide whether your accredited driller or Hunter Water will be doing the water main drilling.

Step 2: Make an Application for Services Connection and pay the appropriate fees. You will need to provide Hunter Water with a copy of the plan which has been stamped by Council. To complete the application you will need to provide the:

  • size of your private water service
  • size of the drilling to the water main
  • plumbing licence number, name and phone number
  • date when the water meter frame will be ready for Hunter Water's contractors to install the meter.

Step 3: Connect the water and / or sewer services.

For water connections:

  • connect the water supply first
  • confirm the meter frame ready date
  • confirm the drilling day and time.

For sewer connection inspections, please contact NSW Fair Trading.

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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Enquiries Officer

Lake Macquarie City Council

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