What You Need to Provide

Although the requirements for each development vary, the most common are:

  • Design and construct water and sewer mains which join or augment Hunter Water’s water and sewer reticulation systems.
  • Design and construct major assets which will connect to Hunter Water’s water and sewer reticulation systems, i.e. pump stations, rising mains etc.

Some requirements are relevant to all development, whereas, other information is more specific to subdivisions and commercial, industrial or manufacturing developments.

By using the strategies we have in place, we can make sure that developers connect to the existing system in the most effective way. It is the developer’s responsibility to make sure their plans for connection fit with our strategies. This may mean you need to:

  • investigate your options
  • prepare the servicing concept report and
  • obtain our agreement before any detailed design work is carried out

What You Need to Provide With Your Application

Creating New Lots of Land Through the Subdivision Process

The following information is required when you are lodging an application with Hunter Water:

  • a copy of the subdivision plan
  • application fee (as detailed on the form)
  • nominate how many lots are to be created
  • details as to whether the subdivision is to be staged and if so the number of stages and the stage number relevant to this application
  • identify whether the land is currently vacant
  • Development Application conditions (not required at the initial application stage). However, will be required for the issuing of the Section 50 Certificate.

Erecting or Modifying a Building

The following information is required when you are lodging an application with Hunter Water:

  • 1 copy of the site and floor plan
  • application fee
  • description of development
  • description of any existing development
  • Development Application conditions (not required at the initial application stage). However, will be required for the issuing of the Section 50 Certificate.

 Commercial or Industrial Manufacturing

The following information is required when you are lodging an application with Hunter Water:

  • 1 copy of the site and floor plan
  • application fee
  • description of development
  • description of any existing development
  • process data (only relevant for process manufacturing):
    • estimated annual water demand kilolitres
    • estimated peak water demand rate kilolitres per second
    • time of peak water demand time
    • estimate of imported waste to be treated at site kilolitres
    • estimated peak sewer discharge rate kilolitres per second
    • estimated average sewer discharge rate kilolitres per second
    • estimated annual sewer discharge kilolitres
    • hours and days of operation time/days
    • type of process batch/continuous
    • method discharge to sewer pump/direct gravity discharge
    • size of effluent holding tank (if required) kilolitres
  • development application conditions (not required at the initial application stage. However, will be required for the issuing of the Section 50 Certificate.

We’re here to help and if you have any questions relating to your application process, please contact us early in the process so we can guide you accordingly.