Indigenous Community Engineering Guidelines

Whether you're building a shed or a subdivision, the Indigenous Community Engineering Guidelines will help you do business with Power and Water's Remote Operations.

The Indigenous Community Engineering Guidelines set Power and Water's requirements for development activity in Indigenous communities. We encourage orderly, well designed and cost effective connections, augmentation and extension of Power and Water's service networks in Indigenous communities across the Northern Territory.

View the map of Indigenous communities across the Northern Territory.

All work that impacts on Power and Water's service networks requires you to apply to Power and Water, Remote Operations to connect to the service network or increase your system capacity.

This includes:

  • New building/s on a new or existing lot
  • Extensions to an existing building
  • Building replacements (demolish and rebuild)

View the flow chart for a quick snapshot of the step-by-step process.

To find out about connecting power, water and sewerage to a development, view our presentation.

View our example of a site servicing plan.

Guidelines

Customer Handouts

Application Forms

For more information on requirements in gazetted towns refer to the Water and Sewerage Services.

Environmental Health Standards for Remote Communities in the Northern Territory

Designers and developers working in remote locations should also refer to the Environmental Health Standards for Remote Communities in the Northern Territory. This includes specific plumbing references in addition to the requirements of the BCA (Building Code of Australia). 

The Environmental Health Standards for Remote Communities in the Northern Territory specifically references the corrosive nature of water within 100km of the coast where the use of corrosive resistant connecting pipework, fittings and fixtures is required.

Power and Water's standard drawings for connections, specifically pick up fittings such as valves which are corrosion resistant.