There’s an easier way to prepare and submit your application to connect developments to our water and sewerage network.
By using a Registered Certifier from our Accreditation Register, you can get your developments to market quicker, with greater control over the time and cost of the application process.
After receiving a Certification Package from a Registered Certifier, we’ll issue a Decision Notice within 10 business days from receipt.
To standardise the application process, from 1 July 2021 we’ll only be accepting connection applications prepared by a Registered Certifier.
How certifiers help you
Registered Certifiers are external providers that have been fully trained by Unitywater to:
Assess developers’ applications to connect to our network
Certify that engineering designs and constructed assets are compliant with the relevant connections approval requirements and prescribed standards.
While Unitywater issues the final Decision Notice, Registered Certifiers help with:
Assessing developers’ connection applications
Preparing Certification Packages, including drafting Decision Notices and Infrastructure Charges Notices for Unitywater’s approval
Inspecting works and certifying that the as-constructed condition of the assets meet prescribed standards
Preparing requests for Provisional Certificates of Completion and Certificates of Completion
Monitoring compliance with conditions of Infrastructure Agreements and Water Connection Approval Agreements and informing us of any non-compliance.
Types of certifiers
Depending on the size, type and complexity of your development project you will need to choose the right certifier for your project You may need to engage a:
Minor Connection Certifier
Major Connection Certifier
Our downloadable Accreditation Register lists people accredited in each of these categories and is your one-stop-shop for finding the right certifier. Once you engage an Accredited Entity, they will appoint the right certifier from their team to assist with your connection application.