> Planning application referrals
Any land owner wishing to subdivide their land requires a Planning Permit from Council. To ensure that all water, wastewater and recycled water aspects are taken into consideration, councils refer Planning Permit applications to Coliban Water.
Our Land Development team reviews applications and can request councils to place conditions on the Planning Permit. These conditions ensure that the future owners of the land are able to enjoy a high level of water and sewerage services.
> Mains extensions
When a property is not fronted by a water, sewer or recycled water main, the developer has to extend the mains to access our services. The developer must design and construct these assets (mostly mains and sometimes pump stations), using the services of a registered mains extension consultant.
To ensure a high level of service to our customers, all mains extensions are to be designed and constructed in accordance with the National Codes published by the Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) and our Supplement and addenda (see 'Technical Standards' links).
Our Land Development team check the designs prepared by consultants and inspects the construction of the new assets to ensure they meet the requirements.
Update to the Water Supply Code and Supplement
From Thursday 1 September 2016, we are updating our design and construction standards to the Water Supply Code of Australia (WSA 03-2011-3.1, Melbourne Retail Water Agencies (MRWA) Edition, version 2.0) and a Coliban Water Supplement (PDF 408KB).
Further information on the changes can be found in our Frequently Asked Questions (PDF 327KB).
Water main shutdown
A water main shutdown can be requested where an under pressure tapping is not possible. To apply, use our Water Main Shutdown Application form. Charges will apply for all shutdowns as of 4 April 2016. These charges are outlined in our Schedule of Fees & Charges 2016/17.
When a block of land is fronted by a water, sewer or recycled water main, the owner of the land can apply for Consent to Connect and become a Coliban Water customer.
Any structure that is constructed on an easement or within one meter of one of our assets will require our consent. This is also known as a ‘Buildover’.
> Useful information
Information for developers
Mains extension consultants
Quick Connect Agents
Water and sewer plans
Schedule of Fees and Charges
Asset Location Request Form
> Technical standards
Preferred equipment manufacturers list
WSAA Shop: Codes and Standards
Supplement to the Water Supply Code
Addendum to the Water Supply Code
Addendum to Sewerage Code
Addendum to Sewage Pumping Station Code
> Land Development Update
The Land Development Update is an email newsletter for Mains Extension Consultants and Developers.
Click on the link below to view the update or on the 'Subscribe' button to sign up for future updates.
> Related websites
City of Greater Bendigo
(03) 5434 6000
Campaspe Shire Council
(03) 5481 2200 or 1300 666 535
Central Goldfields Shire Council
(03) 5461 0610
Gannawarra Shire Council
(03) 5450 9333
Loddon Shire Council
(03) 5494 1200 or 1300 365 200
Macedon Ranges Shire Council
(03) 5422 0333
Mitchell Shire Council
(03) 5734 6200
Mount Alexander Shire Council
(03) 5471 1700
SPEAR (Streamlined Planning through Electronic Applications and Referrals)