Water and wastewater services

Processes, standards and specifications for development and building of water, wastewater and sewerage services.

More on water development fees and charges

Water and wastewater services contacts

Power services

Standards and guidelines for development relating to power services and infrastructure, including distribution networks.

More on power development fees and charges

Power services contacts

Remote developments

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.

Remote development contacts

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).

Upgrade requiredCharge
From 20mm to 25mmnil
From 20/25mm to 40mm$7 000
From 40mm to 50mm$10 000
From 20/25mm to 50mm$17 000
Demand requires >50mmdetermined by flows

Sewage loading charge (Power and Water grants a $750.00 free threshold on new residential developments and discount for existing loadings).

Residential1 b/r dwelling$750.00
2 b/r dwelling$1 000.00
3 b/r dwelling$1 300.00
Commercial building/officeup to 35 employees$1095.00
Shopping centreup to 1500 patrons/day$577.50
Restaurants/cafes/barsup to 150 patrons$922.50
Caravan parkper site$375.00
Hostelper resident$150.00
Sporting venuesup to 30 participants$1 312.50
up to 325 spectators$806.25
Health care centres/surgeriesup to 32 patients/day$693.75
Hospitalsper bed$1 237.50
Schoolsup to 25 employees$450.00
up to 40 students$487.50
Childcare centresup to 30 children$787.50
Ablution blockup to 10 toilets$487.50
Light density industry/workshopsup to 10 employees$112.50
Medium density industry/workshopsup to 30 employees$375.00
High density industry/workshopsup 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.


=<25mm $140
25mm> <=50mm $175
50mm> <=100mm4 $275
100mm> <=150mm4 $300
150mm> <=225mm4 $350
>225mm Variable6


Straight hook-up (150 to 225mm)5 $300
Manhole (core drill + provision of stub) Variable6
Cut in new junction Variable6

3 Maximum 4 hours work, additional fees apply for work beyond 4 hours.
4 Additional $220 fee applies for all connections in non-residential areas to allow for shut-down out of business hours.
5 Hookups > 225mm – Power and Water to provide quote.
6 Power and Water to provide quote.

Helix meterChargeCombination meterCharge
<=50mm$48980/20mm$1 352
51 to 80mm$546100/20mm$1 728
81 to 100mm$705150/32mm$3 346
101 to 150mm$1 020Meter application (20/25mm)$55

Hydrant installationCharges
100mm$1 460
150mm$1 560
225mm$1 664

For more information on water development fees and charges, please contact us.

Power development fees and 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.

For more information please email powerdevelopment.pwc@powerwater.com.au

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.

Learn more about alternative control service charges and see current charges.

For more information on power development fees and charges, please contact us.