SNOWY RIVER SHIRE COUNCIL Water & Sewer Connection Applications Guide

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					SNOWY RIVER SHIRE COUNCIL
Engineering & Operations – Water & Waste Water
2 Myakk St Berridale
PO Box 143 Berridale NSW 2628
Ph: 6451 1195
Fax: 6456 3337
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Water & Sewer Connection Applications Guide
1. What’s in this guide?

This Guide explains when a Water & Sewer Connection Application is necessary and provides a simple, step by step guide to all the
things you need to do before submitting a Water & Sewer Connection Application.
The Guide also provides information in relation to what happens to your application after lodgement.
You should use this Guide, in conjunction with the Water & Sewer Application form, to complete your plans and other supporting
documentation. If your application includes all the required details, we can deal with it without delay.
If you need more information or advice, phone us on (02) 6451 1195 or come in and speak to our trained staff at Council’s Water &
Waster Water Department located at 2 Myack St Berridale NSW 2628. The hours of operation are 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to
Friday.

2. What's a Water & Sewer Connection Application?

A water and sewer connection application is a formal request made when a person wishing to connect their property to council’s
water and sewer services or make changes to their connection, pursuant to section 68 of the Local Government Act 1993.
Council requires these application to made so we can ensure that properties have the most appropriate type of connection and that
the work is done to required specifications and standards


3. Do I need to make an application?

You need to make a Water & Sewer Connection Application if you propose to do add to or change your water or sewer connection
for your property. To assist applicants, this section provides a general outline of typical requirements for development in urban and
rural areas.
Urban Development
Generally for most development in urban areas (e.g. dwelling house, multiple dwellings, commercial & industrial premises) you need
approval for:
         carrying out water supply, sewage and stormwater drainage works (separate application to Environmental Services)
         connection to council’s water and sewer services if available to your property.
The applicant has two (2) procedural options in order to complete this application process:
    i)    When a DA is submitted you can request Council to approve other activities at the same time as the DA (refer Section 11
          and Attachment B of the DA Form). You will also need to complete a separate Application Form to Carry Out Sewerage,
          Stormwater Drainage and Water Supply Works, and/or Connection to Council Sewer Application and a Water and Sewer
          Connection Application if connection to councils water and sewer services is required and submit it with your DA, along with
          the required supporting documents and prescribed fee.
    ii)   Alternatively, you can lodge a separate Application Form to Carry Out Sewerage, Stormwater Drainage and Water Supply
          Works and a Water and Sewer Connection Application if connection to councils water and sewer services is required
          including the required supporting documents and the prescribed fee prior to commencement of works on-site. It is noted that
          this requirement will be a condition of development consent.
Further, in some circumstances you may also need to apply to install a water meter/s. If so, you will need to lodge a
separate Application Form for Water Connection (Item 4 above) with required supporting documents and the prescribe fee
prior to commencement of works on-site. Rural Development
Generally for most development in rural areas (e.g. dwelling house, rural tourist development) water and sewer service are not
available and therefore you will need approval for:
         installing an on-site sewerage management facility (Form 1 above);
         carrying out water supply, sewage and stormwater drainage works (Form 5 above).
Contact Council to see what services are available in your area.
For both applications you have the same two (2) procedural options as documented above (i.e. for urban development). Namely,
you can lodge the applications (i) concurrently with your DA or (ii) post-development consent in which case they will be required as
conditions of consent.
Note: It is highly recommended that you lodge the required S68 applications concurrently with your DA in order to minimize
application processing times. However, you must submit the required supporting documents to permit assessment of
these applications with your DA. The required supporting documents are listed on each application form (and refer to
Section 6 of this guide for further information).

4. How do I make a Water & Sewer Connection Application?
To make a Water & Sewer Connection Application, you need to follow these Four steps:
1.     Check with council regarding service available to your property and any current connections.
2.     Prepare plans/drawings and other supporting documents detailing location of connections
3.     Complete the Water & Sewer Connection Application form
4.     Lodge your application and pay the fees
If you need help or advice, please ring Council’s Engineering and Operations Department on (02) 6451 1195 or come in to the
Berridale Council Office, 2 Myack St Berridale.

6. Required Information
It is essential that your application is accompanied by a drawing of the planned development detailing preferred water and
sewer connection sites and proposed layout of the site. If this information is not supplied at the time of application delays will be
incurred.

7. Lodging you application

We prefer that you lodge your application personally at Council’s Environmental Services Department at Razorback Plaza,
Gippsland Street, Jindabyne NSW 2627. This is because we can check to see that you have completed the form and appropriate
required information package and have all the necessary information. Alternatively, you may post your application to PO Box 143
Berridale NSW 2628.
You need to:
         • include all the required plans and supporting documents;
         • obtain the landowners consent;
         • sign the application form; and
         • pay the applicable development application fees.
Fees
Fees are calculated on a scale based on the estimated cost of development (or the number of lots in the case of subdivision). For
further information please refer to Council’s Schedule of Fees and Charges. Please contact Council’s Customer Service Officer at
the Jindabyne Office on (02) 6451 1550 for an Application Fee Estimate.
Payment options
         Cheque: Make your cheque payable to Snowy River Shire Council
         Cash: Only for applications lodged at our Customer Service Centre. You can pay cash between 8.30 am and 4.30 p.m.
          Monday to Friday
         Cards: CREDIT and EFTPOS (Note: A surcharge applies to credit cards)
PLEASE CHECK THAT YOUR APPLICATION INCLUDES ALL THE INFORMATION REQUIRED TO DETERMINE YOUR
APPLICATION
FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN YOUR APPLICATION NOT BEING ACCEPTED BY COUNCIL, THEREBY RESULTING IN
EXTENSIVE DELAYS IN OBTAINING DEVELOPMENT CONSENT FOR YOUR PROPOSAL.

8. What happens after you lodge an application?
1. Acknowledgment
You will receive a receipt specifying the fees paid and the registered development application number to acknowledge that we have
received your application.
2. If we need more information
We may need more information about your application. If we do, we will request this by telephone, fax or by mail as soon as possible
after receiving your application. Failure to submit the requested information will result in your application being determined with the
information at hand, and may result in refusal of the application, or at worst your application will be returned to you for re-submission
with all the required information.
3. Making enquiries
If you would like to find out how your application is progressing, you can telephone us for details on (02) 6451 1195. It is suggested
that you wait at least 10 days from lodgment of your application before contacting Council regarding its status.
4. If there is a delay
Some applications are required to be referred to other technical officers within Council (e.g. Development Engineers) and some
circumstances external agencies before we can determine them. This process may cause delays that are beyond our direct control.
5. Determining your application
After your application has been assessed by one of our officers, it will be determined by either a staff member under delegated
authority or by the Council.
9. Notice of Determination
After your application has been determined, you will receive a Notice of Determination. The Notice will tell you whether we
have approved or refused your application. If your application is approved, the notice will list all conditions of consent and
reasons for those conditions.

				
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