On 1 May 2019, Unitywater introduced its own Infrastructure Charges Schedule.
This Schedule replaces water supply and sewerage aspects of the Councils' Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolutions which Unitywater had previously used to levy charges on developers for the provision of trunk water supply and sewerage infrastructure.
No more PDFs! We have upgraded our mapping portal to include a Schedule of Works layer which shows where Unitywater plans to build trunk water supply and sewerage infrastructure to meet the future demands of our growing communities.
The existing infrastructure map shows you the location of our water and sewerage infrastructure and detailed information on location levels. If you still need an official document you can request a Detailed Infrastructure Plan (DIP) online in My Account. This has the same information as the online map. There is a cost for a DIP and a 5-day turnaround.
Access our most frequently used development forms and documents in one place. First-time applicants can also find out more about what's involved in the development application process, whether it involves building and renovating or subdividing and developing.
Current legislation requires that your obtain Unitywater’s approval before any work can commence on new connections, disconnections, or alteration of existing connections to Unitywater’s water or sewerage networks.
The following documents outline the application process and approval conditions for new connections, and may assist you in preparing your application and undertaking your project.
Ensure your development application is assessed as quickly as possible by providing high quality information and drawings of what you plan to construct.
After construction, you must also ensure that any drawings you provide of the infrastructure you constructed comply with our record-keeping standards. This is a pre-requisite for you receiving your certificate of completion as this information is critical for Unitywater’s ongoing maintenance and management of the network.
The Connections Administration Manual has more information on documentation requirements.
The Netserv Plan Planning Assumptions are also shown within an interactive map. They include network demand and demographic planning assumptions.
The Schedule of Works maps are available to view within our interactive map. They show future plans for trunk infrastructure to meet growth projections and land use assumptions. They help developers who are planning long-term or large-scale projects.
Their purpose is to inform Unitywater's participating councils, customers and developers of our plans for delivery of trunk water supply and sewerage infrastructure. This infrastructure will serve planned growth in the Unitywater service area in accordance with the South East Queensland Regional Plan and the Planning Schemes of the participating councils (i.e, Moreton Bay Regional Council, Sunshine Coast Council and Noosa Council).
The South East Queensland Water Supply and Sewerage Design and Construction Code (or the SEQ Code) is applicable to all planning, designing and/or constructing of water supply and sewerage infrastructure that will be owned by one of the SEQ water service providers. It is of interest to developers, engineers, consultants, constructors, product suppliers, State government, local government, etc.
The SEQ Code includes:
a listing of products and materials accepted for use within the SEQ water industry
design criteria for water supply and sewerage assets
separate codes for planning, design and construction of:
The following infrastructure standards, specifications and work practices have been developed by Unitywater to complement and expand upon SEQ Code requirements. If you identify a potential conflict between the two sets of requirements, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and request clarification of the issue.
The performance of water supply and sewerage networks is critically dependent upon the quality of the adopted technical standards and the attributes of the products and materials used in their construction. The appropriate selection of approved products is critical to achieving asset life expectancies, financial performance, operability, serviceability, inventory management, and ultimately community expectations. Only approved products shall be used, unless specific concession is obtained from Unitywater.
For Accepted Civil Infrastructure Products and Materials (IPAM) refer to SEQ Code.
For Accepted Mechanical Infrastructure Products and Materials (IPAM) refer to SEQ Code.
To have new Civil or Mechanical IPAM added to the Accepted IPAM Lists use the process described on SEQ Code and use the Product Appraisal Request Form that can be downloaded from the webpage.
The Connections Administration Manual details Unitywater’s administration processes for connection applications, assessments, approvals, as well as construction and handover of infrastructure constructed by a developer.
It will help you understand how the SEQ code and Unitywater’s Connections policy are linked together and applied in practice.
A surcharge will apply for credit card payments (Mastercard and Visa) on Sundry accounts being paid at our Maroochydore and Caboolture counters or over the phone with the Credit Card Payment Authority form. Find out more.