Our Development Services team works with developers, engineering consultants, builders and property owners who are developing, re-developing or subdividing property within our service region.
The team responds to all planning referrals, applications for servicing requirements, and letters of offer. The team also administers the Land Development Manual and associated policies.
The Land Development Manual (LDM) is a detailed set of policies and procedures for developers, engineering consultants, landowners, surveyors and councils when developing or redeveloping land.
Please note: Our Land Development is currently under review. During 2017, we are updating a number of our processes, which will impact content in the manual.
The build over consent guidelines and warranty period information, below, supercede information in the manual.
|Land Development Manual (under review)||PDF 1.6 MB|
|Land development forms|
|Build Over Consent guidelines||PDF 1.4 MB|
|Fact sheet: Warranty period||PDF 35 KB|
Barwon Water infrastructure must be designed and built by accredited contractors.
If you are undertaking works which, in the future, will become Barwon Water assets (e.g. extending a water main) you must use engineering consultants and contractors (plumbers, excavators, builders, civil engineers, etc.) accredited by us.
These lists are presented in random order, to avoid any perceived preference to particular businesses.
|Accredited consultant list|
|Accredited contractor list|
If you are a consulting engineer or contractor seeking accreditation with us, please complete and sumbit an application form along with relevant documentation.
|Application for consultant accreditation for land development works||PDF 66 KB|
|Application for contractor accreditation for land development works||PDF 80 KB|
Registered developers and engineering consultants can check the progress of their applications, and review the status of any outstanding works.
|Developer checklist tool|
|Consultant checklist tool|
Plumbers: search for and print property plans
Surveyors: search for and print property plans, check the status of subdivision works
Engineering consultants: search for and print property plans, check the status of connections
Builders: search for and print property plans
A new customer contribution is a charge paid by developers to Barwon Water toward the cost of connecting new water, sewerage and/or recycled water services to a property or sub-division.
In 2013, the Essential Services Commission mades changes to the new customer contribution framework to better reflect the actual cost of new connections and factor in projected revenue.
|New customer contributions framework||PDF 3.5 MB|
There are WSAA and Barwon Water standards associated with our Land Development Manual.
|Survey manual for land development||PDF 212 KB|
|Supplement to the WSAA Sewerage Code of Australia||PDF 1 MB|
|Supplement to the WSAA Water Supply code of Australia||PDF 1.6 MB|
|Supplement to the WSAA Dual Water Supply Systems||PDF 590 KB|
|Supplement to the WSAA Sewage Pumping Station Code of Australia||PDF 459 KB|
|Requirements for water supply pump stations||PDF 56 KB|
|Installation guide for precast concrete access chambers (manholes)||PDF 267 KB|