After submitting a planning application, council will submit the request to relevant ‘referral authorities’, which often includes Gippsland Water.
We will assess the application and advise council of any conditions we believe need to be placed on the planning permit. Once all of the referral authorities have responded to the application, council will collate the conditions and issue a planning permit.
A planning permit application may or may not be required, but generally a development should not proceed without consideration from us.
Non-subdivisional developments where you should contact us include:
Some of our conditions may be:
New customer contributions recover part of the cost of constructing assets such as storages, pumping stations, treatment plants, water mains and outfall sewers.
These contributions apply to each additional lot created by subdivision, including body corporate, multi-unit and dual occupancy developments. A credit applies for an existing lot that is connected to water and or wastewater services and forms part of the subdivision.
When a developer requests connection to our mains, we work with them to provide services to the development. The assets each party needs to provide are outlined in Gippsland Water's New Customer Contributions Negotiating Framework - [JUNE 2013].