Most planning developments require new connections to the water and sewerage networks. In addition to a development approval, a water approval will be required.
From 1 July 2014, all new applications for water and sewerage connections, disconnections or alterations to networks must be lodged with Queensland Urban Utilities (QUU). Legislation regarding the introduction of the Utility Model for South East Queensland water-distributor retailers commenced on 1 July. QUU is the water distributor-retailer providing water and sewerage services to Brisbane.
Council will continue to assess development applications and issue development approvals, excluding water and sewerage aspects.
A water approval issued by QUU is a separate and parallel process to a development approval.
For further information, please contact QUU on 07 3432 2200 or visit Queensland Urban Utilities.