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.
Below are examples of conditions we may apply to planning permit applications for sub-divisional developments:
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.
The new customer contribution charge for 2014 – 2015 is $534.79 and applies separately to water and sewer. (eg $1,069.58 for a lot that will be connected to both water and wastewater services).
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 is outlined in Gippsland Water's New Customer Contributions Negotiating Framework - [JUNE 2013]