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.
Barwon Water's Land Development Manual (LDM) is a detailed set of policies and procedures for land development, subdivisions, and new connections.
The manual provides a detailed guide for developers, engineering consultants, landowners, surveyors and councils when developing or redeveloping land.
The LDM does not address pricing regulated by the Essential Services Commission.
Land Development Manual (PDF 3 MB)
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.
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.
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
There are WSAA and Barwon Water standards associated with our Land Development Manual.
|Survey Manual||PDF 144 KB|
|Supplement to the WSAA Sewerage Code of Australia||PDF 1 MB|
|Supplement to the WSAA Water Supply code of Australia||PDF 319 KB|
|Supplement to the WSAA Dual Water Supply Systems||PDF 590 KB|
|Supplement to the WSAA Sewerage Pumping Station Code of Australia||PDF 111 KB|
|Requirements for water supply pump stations||PDF 56 KB|
|Electrical design requirements||PDF 119 KB|
|Installation guide for precast concrete access chambers (manholes)||PDF 267 KB|