Development services pricing for 2019-20

Application Unit 2019-20 price
Assessment and Decision
(includes GST) 
2019-20 price
Decision Only
(for certification,
GST not applicable)

Basic

Application $1,156.50  $150.00 

Moderate

Application $2,650.00  $450.00 
Complex  Application $4,050.00  $750.00 

NOTES:
Basic - single stage development only; single use only <3,000m2 GFA (res and non-res) with single connections to water and sewerage networks; lot amalgamation (with no network works); lot boundary realignment (with no network works); creating up to 10 new lots or 10 new units connecting to existing networks (with no network works); new (or upgrade to existing) fire service with or without directly connected fire hydrant pump, excluding uses that require commerical/industrial fire flows.
Moderate - any development that is not defined as Basic or Complex.
Complex - development exceeds planning assumptions by >10%; development is in an area defined as 'critical' by Unitywater; development is outside Priority Infrastructure Area or at least one of Unitywater's Connection Areas; development within a Priority Development Area; development that is on land subject to an existing Infrastructure Agreement; development that triggers establishment of new or modification of existing trunk infrastructure; development requiring servicing by new active asset(s); >6 storey building; single use >15,000m2 GFA; mixed use >5,000m2 GFA (res and non-res); creating greater than 50 new lots or 50 new units.

Application Unit 2019-20 price
Assessment and Decision
(includes GST) 
2019-20 price
Decision Only
(for certification,
GST not applicable)

Basic

Application $3,470.00  $500.00 

Moderate

Stage $4,600.00  $750.00 
Complex  Stage $5,730.00  $1,000.00 

NOTES:
Basic - single stage development only; single use only <3,000m2 GFA (res and non-res) with single connections to water and sewerage networks; lot amalgamation (with no network works); lot boundary realignment (with no network works); creating up to 10 new lots or 10 new units connecting to existing networks (with no network works); new (or upgrade to existing) fire service with or without directly connected fire hydrant pump, excluding uses that require commerical/industrial fire flows.
Moderate - any development that is not defined as Basic or Complex.
Complex - development exceeds planning assumptions by >10%; development is in an area defined as 'critical' by Unitywater; development is outside Priority Infrastructure Area or at least one of Unitywater's Connection Areas; development within a Priority Development Area; development that is on land subject to an existing Infrastructure Agreement; development that triggers establishment of new or modification of existing trunk infrastructure; development requiring servicing by new active asset(s); >6 storey building; single use >15,000m2 GFA; mixed use >5,000m2 GFA (res and non-res); creating greater than 50 new lots or 50 new units.

Application Unit 2019-20 price
Assessment and Decision
(includes GST) 
2019-20 price
Decision Only
(for certification,
GST not applicable)

Basic

Application $4,626.50  $650.00 

Moderate

Application $7,250.00  $1,200.00 
Complex  Application $9,780.00  $1,750.00 

NOTES:
Basic - single stage development only; single use only <3,000m2 GFA (res and non-res) with single connections to water and sewerage networks; lot amalgamation (with no network works); lot boundary realignment (with no network works); creating up to 10 new lots or 10 new units connecting to existing networks (with no network works); new (or upgrade to existing) fire service with or without directly connected fire hydrant pump, excluding uses that require commerical/industrial fire flows.
Moderate - any development that is not defined as Basic or Complex.
Complex - development exceeds planning assumptions by >10%; development is in an area defined as 'critical' by Unitywater; development is outside Priority Infrastructure Area or at least one of Unitywater's Connection Areas; development within a Priority Development Area; development that is on land subject to an existing Infrastructure Agreement; development that triggers establishment of new or modification of existing trunk infrastructure; development requiring servicing by new active asset(s); >6 storey building; single use >15,000m2 GFA; mixed use >5,000m2 GFA (res and non-res); creating greater than 50 new lots or 50 new units.

Application Unit 2019-20 price
Assessment and Decision
(includes GST) 
2019-20 price
Decision Only
(for certification,
GST not applicable)

Inspection Fee (Pre-Start & On/Off Maintenance)

Inspection/Stage $1,140.00  $150.00 

Provisional/Certificate of Completion

Stage $1,130.00  $250.00 
Provisional/Certificate of Completion (with Unitywater easements) Stage $1,340.00  $350.00 
Application Unit 2019-20 price
(includes GST)

Technical Report Review Fee (per aspect)

Report $1,100.00
Change to an Approval or Request to Change up to 5 Conditions (excludes substaging)  Application $550.00
Re-Inspection Fee (Pre-Start & On/Off Maintenance) Inspection $550.00
Building Over or Adjacent to Sewer Application $660.00
Sewage Pump Station Assessment Fee Pump Station $7,500.00
Sewage Pump Station Inspection Fee (includes all commissioning costs) Pump Station $12,500.00
Infrastructure Agreement (standard agreement includes PSP to AIC) Agreement $1,100.00
Infrastructure Agreement (non standard) Agreement POA
Provisional/Certificate of Completion - Management Subdivision (confirmation of no outstanding rates) Application $55.00
Fast Track Application $10,000.00

Water services

Description Unit  2019-20 price ($ excl GST)
Connection Fee for Duplex and Subdivisions Metered Service Connection up to 25mm per connection Price on application 
Connection Fee for Greater than 25mm Water Service and Meter per connection Price on application
Connection Fee for Fire Services per connection Price on application
Install Water Meter Underground per meter Price on application
Raise/Lower Fire Hydrant per hydrant Price on application
Fee for Repair of Hydrant Damage per hydrant Price on application 
Water Main Construct/Replace/Connect/Relocate per application Price on application 
Water Services Other Upgrade/Relocate per service Price on application 
Water Service Disconnection - Larger than 25mm per meter Price on application 

* GST is applicable to this fee when charged.

Sewerage services

Description Unit  2019-20 price ($ excl GST)
Installation of New Sewerage Network Connection per connection Price on application 
Raising/Lowering of Sewer Manholes on Private Property per manhole Price on application 
Relocate Existing Sewer House Connection per connection Price on application 
Shorten Existing Sewer House Connection per connection Price on application 
Upgrade Sewer House Connection per connection Price on application 
Relocate Sewer Access Chamber per application Price on application 
Sewer Main Construction/Replacement per application Price on application 
Sewer Services Other Upgrade/Relocate per application Price on application 
Sewerage Disconnection per application Price on application 

* GST is applicable to this fee when charged.

Water services

Description Unit 2019-20 price
($ excl GST)
Water Meter Relocation Fee (less than 1 m) per meter $355.00
Water Meter Relocation Fee (1m - 5m) per meter $940.00
Water Meter Relocation Fee (greater than 5m)   per meter Price on application 
Raise or Lower Water Meter Box (below ground meter installations only) per meter $145.00
Fee to Convert an Above Ground 20mm/25mm Meter to a Below Ground Meter of the Same Size per meter $410.00
Excavating and Locating Existing Connection by Unitywater Services on Site each $530.00
Installation of Lockable Ball Valve for Water Meter per meter $135.00*
 

Water Supply - Standard New Metered Service Connection - 20mm

(Note: for Non-Standard Connections refer to Price on Application Water and Sewerage Services)

 per connection
Price on application 
 

Water Supply - Standard New Metered Service Connection - 25mm

(Note: for Non-Standard Connections refer to Price on Application Water and Sewerage Services)

 per connection  
Price on application  
Administration Charge for Fees Refund - Water Connections per refund $82.00
Domestic Water Meter Replacement, Calibration and Strip Meters (refundable if meter faulty) per meter $390.00
Water Meter Charge Applying to Community Titled Properties (excluding installation) per unit - price per hour for on-site inspection including those required by 3rd party per hour $150.00
Pressure and Flow Inspection Test per inspection $150.00
Recycled Water Cross Connection Inspection per inspection $150.00
Water Service Disconnection - Up to 25mm per meter $430.00
Late Return Fee - Backflow Certificate per month (or part thereof) $90.00*
Water lost through damaged infrastructure per kilolitre $4.35

* GST is applicable to this fee when charged.

Sewerage services

Description Unit 2019-20 price
($ excl GST)
Clearing Blocked Drains (Normal Hours) - 2 hours minimum per hour $195.00*
Clearing Blocked Drains (After Hours) - 4 hours minimum per hour $390.00*
Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Survey of Sewer Length Related to Construction Adjacent to Sewer per application $615.00
Special Sewerage Connection Fee - Godwin Beach, Beachmere Road Industrial Area and Donnybrook per connection $615.00
Water Supply Restrictor (includes application and removal) per instance $190.00
Sewerage Usage Review Residential per application $260.00
Sewerage Usage Review Non Residential/Network per application $357.00

* GST is applicable to this fee when charged.

Water and Sewerage services

Description Unit 2019-20 price
($ excl GST)
Location of a Water Meter or Locate and Mark Existing Junction (Sewerage) each $92.00
Water and Sewer Services Search (Unimproved Land) per application $72.00
Water and Sewer Services Search (Developed Land) per application $145.00

* GST is applicable to this fee when charged.


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Notes on the pricing tables

Some of the above pricing tables show 'Assessment and Decision' fees and 'Decision Only' fees.

Decision Only fees apply if you choose one of our Registered Certifiers.

Assessment and Decision fees apply to all other applications.  

Notes on GST

10% GST: Assessment services like connections approvals and certificates of completion can be provided either by Unitywater or by a Registered Certifier in a competitive market and therefore attract 10% GST.

No GST: Decision services can only be provided by Unitywater. Therefore no GST applies. 

If you are lodging a certification package, you only pay the decision fee.

If you are lodging a regular development application, both assessment and decision fees apply.

Please Note:

  1. Fees relating to applications made under the South East Queensland Water (Distribution and Retail Restructuring) Act are to be paid to Unitywater.
  2. Fees relating to applications made under the Sustainable Planning Act are to be paid to the relevant Local Government.

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