In this phase, you submit your documentation and plans for your overall development (connection approval) and then network works approvals for each stage of you development when you are ready to start them. If you plan to start construction on one or more of the stages of your development, then the network works approvals for these can be submitted together with the overall connection application.
During this phase, we may request additional information from you to help us to assess your application.
You submit your connection application
You can pay to fast track your connection application. This reduces the assessment time from 20 to 5 days.
You submit your network works application for this stage (when ready)
We may request further information (if needed)
Within 20 working days of receiving your complete application. Or 5 days for the connection application if it was fast tracked.
Unitywater sends you our decision notice for this stage
Within 20 working days of receiving your complete application or your response to our request for further information. Or 5 days for the connection application if it was fast tracked.
Unitywater sends you an infrastructure charges notice
Within 10 days of the decision notice.
This stage of your development is ready to commence. Move to the construction phase
Once we have completed the assessment, we will send you our decision notice. Our decision notice will detail how long it is valid for, this is typically 4 years.
You will also receive an infrastructure charges notice (ICN). This charge offsets the costs of ensuring that the extra demand your new sub-division places on our network is catered for. You do not have to pay this fee until you are ready to connect your new development or infrastructure to the live network.
Start a multi-stage application F9293 (PDF 380KB)
Add a stage to an existing application F9293 (PDF 380KB)