Gaining approvals to connect your development to our water and sewerage network can be a complex and involved process, involving multiple professionals.
We’ve made the process more manageable by training and accrediting a large pool of Registered Certifiers who can assist you with each stage of the approval process.
They assess connection applications and prepare Certification Packages for Unitywater’s consideration. We assess these Certification Packages and issue a Decision Notice.
Our Accreditation Register lists an extensive range of Registered Certifiers to choose from, or you can find out more about Using a certifier here.
Why do I need a connection approval?
With the volume of development underway in our region, we’re currently processing a large number of applications and appreciate your patience as we work through these.
We process incoming development applications by type and in the order they are received. Some applications take longer than others, depending on complexity and completeness.
Indicative processing times are detailed below and are updated at the end of each month.
Connection application type
Current processing time
A&C connection application/amendments
Emerging community application with network works
Construction application type
Prestart submission audit
Provisional Certificate of Completion (PCoC) submission audit
On maintenance/Certification of Completion (CoC) audit
Off maintenance audit
*Last reviewed 31 January 2023
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All developments also need approval from your local council.
Check their website for more details:
Moreton Bay Regional Council
Sunshine Coast Regional Council