Prior to this step
If you've submitted your application for a planning permit to your local council you may find we've added some conditions on you being granted the permit.
What you need to do
Check for drainage conditions in the planning permit
You may be required to enter into an agreement with us to provide drainage services as a condition of your planning permit. You may also need to comply with other conditions before we consent to council granting a planning permit.
Offer of conditions
Once we've received your application, we'll prepare and forward an Offer of conditions of agreement to the owner. This offer:
Your offer may require you to construct drainage works (works offer).
This usually requests that you pay a contribution towards the funding of waterways and drainage infrastructure that services a new subdivision or development. There are no requirements to actually construct any infrastructure.
You'll receive our response within 28 days, as agreed with the land development industry, unless:
This will specify any contributions required, and will also specify works that are to be constructed by the developer and the reimbursement arrangements that will enable the project to proceed.
You'll receive our response within 60 days, as agreed with the land development industry, unless:
The written works offer will:
specify design criteria for all assets
identify significant environmental issues that need to be considered in the design, or the need for further survey work to be undertaken
identify significant cultural issues that need to be considered in the design, or the need for further survey work to be undertaken
include details about how the reimbursement will be determined
include details on the defects liability period
The works offer will also provide comments and reminders on later stages of the project including:
designs need to be compliant with our standards
tenders need to be accepted before the work starts
construction must undergo QA processes
Accept the offer of conditions
If you agree to the offer of conditions, sign the attached form and return it to us. You may choose to defer the payment of contributions if applicable to your agreement.
You'll not be required to construct drainage works. Once you have met the conditions of the offer, we will issue our consent to Statement Of Compliance (subdivision permit) or Certificate of Occupancy (development permit).
You're required to construct drainage works.
If you choose to commence work before accepting the works offer, you accept to carry the risks associated with:
lack of clarity on the basis for reimbursement
impact on flora, fauna and heritage issues
land disturbance in environmental pollution
community related issues
Once you have met thee conditions of the offer, including constructing the required works to our satisfaction, we will issue our consent to Statement of Compliance (subdivision permit) or Certificate of Occupancy (development permit) and Certificate of Completion (works).
Put your project in context
The detail in works offers may vary between stages and estates.
Read all relevant documentation and agreements applicable to the entire estate as well as that for each stage. This will ensure you understand how our requirements will be applied across stages and the contractual arrangements for the particular stage.
Works offers are generally issued for stages that contain proposed scheme works.
Check our requirements
Review our requirements for providing drainage infrastructure in new developments.
Contact us with any comments or queries: