On July 2017, Unitywater commenced an accreditation and certification system for the development industry. The system gives the industry greater control over the time and cost of completing new connections to our networks.
Individuals, sole traders, and companies such as consulting engineers, civil construction contractors, project managers, registered surveyors, and town planners can apply for accreditation to become an ‘Accredited Entity’ and/or Registered Certifier.
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.
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 then you should immediately contact firstname.lastname@example.org and request clarification of the issue.
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.
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.
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.
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