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If you are an experienced developer you can now access our development application forms in one place.  

Development application forms

Policies, codes and manuals 

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. 

Applications and approvals prior to 1 July 2014

Our Netserv Plan presents Unitywater’s business strategies for managing our growth and investment. 

Charges for connection to Unitywater’s water supply and sewerage networks.

Unitywater's Charges Schedule (85KB)

 

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:

  • water Supply assets

  • sewerage assets

  • sewage pumping stations

  • vacuum sewerage systems

  • pressure sewerage systems

  • specification for preparing asset information. 

Go to the SEQ Code website

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 then you should immediately contact development.services@unitywater.com and request clarification of the issue.

Civil

Pr9902 - Specification for Civil and Earthworks

Commissioning

Pr8871 - Commissioning of Network Project Assets

Pr8940 - Check Sheet Template Overview and Emergency Storage

F8941 - Check Sheet Template PRVs

F8943 - Check Sheet Template SPSs

F8945 - Check Sheet Template WPSs

F8917 - Worksheet - Overflow and Emergency Storage

F8922 - Worksheet - PRVs

F8924 - Worksheet - SPSs

F8927 - Worksheet - WPSs

Pr9080 - CAD Drafting Standard

As Constructed Information (use for STP only)

Pr8701 - Specification for Asset Manual

Pr8874 - Commissioning and Handover Specification for Treatment Plants

Pr9032 - Procedure for Managing Water Quality During Mains Commissioning

F10045 - Water Quality Mains Commissioning Form

Dewatering

Pr9082 - Acid Sulfate Soil Work Instruction

Pr9083 - Construction/Commissioning/Reservoir

Pr9084 - High Chlorinated Water Work Instruction

Drawing and Numbering Standards

Pr8843 - Specification for Drawing, Document and Equipment Tag Numbering

Electrical

Pr9835 - Electrical Installations at Treatment Plans

Pr9380 - Electrical Installations at Network Sites

Pr9913 - Accoustic Enclosed Generators at Unitywater Sites (Supply and Installation)

Pr9914 - Solar Power Supply and Installation of Unitywater site

Mechanical

Pr9693 - Specification for Mechanical Installations

Pipes

Pr9875 - Specification for Non-Pressure Pipeline Construction 

Pr9904 - Specification for Pressure Pipeline Construction

Pr9085 - Pressure Testing of Sewer Gravity Mains Work Instruction

Pr9086 - Pressure Testing of Sewer Mains Work Instruction

Pr9087 - Pressure Testing of Water mains Work Instruction

Pr9974 - Specification for Steel Pipe PUR-B Coating

Reservoirs

Pr9821 - Specification for Reservoir Design and Construction

Structural Works

Pr9903 - Specification for Building and Structural Works

Trenchless Construction

Pr9787 - Specification for Microtunneling and Pipejacking

Pr9788 - Specification for Horizontal Directional Drilling

Pr9789 - Specification for Auger Boring

Pr9790 - Specification for Pipe Ramming

Pr9825 - Specification for Shafts

Treatment Plant PLC and SCADA

Pr9833 - SCADA and PLC Architecture

Pr9834 - SCADA and PLC Standard

Pr9844 - SCADA and PLC Device Type - Siemens

SCADA and PLC Device Type - Schneider

Pr9845 - SCADA and PLC Implementation

Pr9846 - SCADA and PLC Historian and Reporting

Water Meters

Pr10068 - Specification for Water Meters

Application to install sub-meters to a new or existing development

Sub-metering Information Kit

OP8131 - Sub-metering Policy

Sub-metering Policy Appendix 1

Sub-metering Policy Appendix 2

OP8132 - Sub-metering Technical Specification

Water Quality

Pr9032 - Procedure for Managing Water Quality during Mains Commissioning

F10045 - Water Quality Mains Commissioning Form 

F9785 - Water Hygiene Field Guide (5 C's)

Unitywater Drawings - Miscellaneous

W6885-1 Typical Domestic / Fire Service Detail Plan Layout View

 

W6885-2 Typical Domestic / Fire Service Detail Sectional View

W8373-1 Typical Above-ground Water Meter Assembly Arrangement for Replacement of Existing Above-ground Meters

U11385 - Void Protection for retro-fit to Existing Sewage Pumping Station

W6952 - Standard Water Sample Tap

Unitywater Drawings - Electrical

For 0.0 - 6.0kW Direct Online Start Station

For 6.0 - 25kW Soft Start Station

For 25 - 60kW Soft Start Station

For 6.0 - 25kW VFD Station

For 0 - 6kW DOL Compact Cabinet

For 6 - 22kW Soft Starter Compact Cabinet


 

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.

Connections Administration Manual (PDF 2.6MB) 

 

Your application for approval will be assessed in line with the Unitywater Connections policy (as specified in the South East Queensland Water (Distribution and Retail Restructuring) Act 2009).

The Connections Policy outlines:

  •  how to request a service advice notice

  • how to apply for connection approval or amend an approval

  • what to do when an approval lapses

  • the application processing timeframes

  • the approval criteria and conditions for:

  • different categories of connections

  • construction maintenance and defects liability

  • applications to connect outside Unitywater’s connection area (including outside Unitywater’s restricted connection area)

  •  the locations where Unitywater provides connection to our infrastructure and intends to extend current infrastructure.

Unitywater's Connection Policy (PDF 409KB)

The purpose of this schedule 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 schedule of works maps 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. 

The schedule also contains our Netserv Plan Planning Assumptions shown within an interactive map

View our development incentives policy and development incentives areas. 

Drawing standards and templates

You can 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.

For further information on documentation requirements, please refer to the Connections Administration Manual (PDF 2.6MB).

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