Processes, standards and specifications for development and building of water, wastewater and sewerage services.
Standards and guidelines for development relating to power services and infrastructure, including distribution networks.
The fees and charges that may apply to development and building activities in remote communities will generally follow the same guidelines as for urban water, sewerage, and power developments detailed below. Contact our remote development team for more information.
Water and sewer development fees and charges
The information on development fees for water and wastewater services below is to be used as a guide only. Quotes for fees for developments and a full explanation of the WASSEP policy and how it is applied to developments and subdivisions is available from our Water Services development team. Please note WASSEP fees do no apply for developments in remote communities.
Water meter upgrade (based on domestic flows only – fire flows are currently exempt from development fees).
|From 20mm to 25mm||nil|
|From 20/25mm to 40mm||$7 000|
|From 40mm to 50mm||$10 000|
|From 20/25mm to 50mm||$17 000|
|Demand requires >50mm||determined by flows|
Sewage loading charge (Power and Water grants a $750.00 free threshold on new residential developments and discount for existing loadings).
|Residential||1 b/r dwelling||$750.00|
|2 b/r dwelling||$1 000.00|
|3 b/r dwelling||$1 300.00|
|Commercial building/office||up to 35 employees||$1095.00|
|Shopping centre||up to 1500 patrons/day||$577.50|
|Restaurants/cafes/bars||up to 150 patrons||$922.50|
|Caravan park||per site||$375.00|
|Sporting venues||up to 30 participants||$1 312.50|
|up to 30 spectators||$806.25|
|Health care centres/surgeries||up to 32 patients/day||$693.75|
|Hospitals||per bed||$1 237.50|
|Schools||up to 25 employees||$450.00|
|up to 40 students||$487.50|
|Childcare centres||up to 30 children||$787.50|
|Ablution block||up to 10 toilets||$487.50|
|Light density industry/workshops||up to 10 employees||$112.50|
|Medium density industry/workshops||up to 30 employees||$375.00|
|High density industry/workshops||up to 90 employees||$1 125.00|
¹ A single development may have a number of the above charges applied, eg the WASSEP charges applicable to a 10 unit shopping centre may include charges for ‘Shopping centre, 10 X commercial building/office and any classification specific charges applicable, ie restaurant charge.
|Straight hook-up (150 to 225mm)5||$300|
|Manhole (core drill + provision of stub)||Variable6|
|Cut in new junction||Variable6|
|Helix meter||Charge||Combination meter||Charge|
|51 to 80mm||$546||100/20mm||$1 728|
|81 to 100mm||$705||150/32mm||$3 346|
|101 to 150mm||$1 020||Meter application (20/25mm)||$55|
For more information on water development fees and charges, please contact us.
Power development fees charges
When planning a development or project that involves connecting with or using any power network infrastructure, fees or charges may apply. This may include alternative control service charges for network users, and/or network capital contributions.
Capital contributions are payments that may be required for new or upgraded connections to Power and Water’s electricity network. The purpose of these contributions is to ensure that costs for a customer’s new or upgraded connection are paid for by that customer and not shared by everyone connected to the network.
Alternative control services are services that Power and Water undertakes for a network user that are not part of the standard service that we provide, and are not subject to effective competition. Alternative control services are either provided based on a schedule of charges or a quoted basis where the nature and scope of the service isn’t known in advance. Power and Water provides these services to network users on fair and reasonable terms.
For more information on power development fees and charges, please contact us.