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Planning permit process

After submitting a planning application, council will submit the request to relevant ‘referral authorities’, which often includes Gippsland Water.

Gippsland Water 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.

Conditions on development

Below are examples of conditions Gippsland Water may apply to planning permit applications for sub-divisional developments:

  • Payment of new customer contributions
  • Payment of water and/or sewer application and connection supervision fees
  • Extension of water and/or sewerage services
  • Enter into formal deed of agreement/s between the owner(s) and Gippsland Water for the construction of works to provide water and sewerage to the individual lots
  • Install separate water services and sewerage disposal connections
  • Disconnect existing services between newly created lot boundaries
  • Have easements created over existing and/or new water and sewer assets within the development
  • Provide a Body Corporate Schedule
  • Lodgement of the Plan of Subdivision for certification.

New customer contributions

Gippsland Water does not currently charge a new customer contribution.

Construction of new assets

When a developer is required to enter into a deed with Gippsland Water to construct new works, 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]

We provide:

  • Major treatment plants, headworks and outfall

Developers provide:

  • The reticulation assets required to service their development and connect to our network
  • Shared assets with a contribution provided by Gippsland Water at practical completion of the works. The contribution is based on Gippsland Water’s infrastructure sequencing plan
  • Any works required to connect their development to our network temporarily whilst the long-term works are being completed.

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