Building and Developing

> How we can help

We assist land owners and developers to create the assets required to provide water, wastewater and recycled water services for our future customers.

We do this by providing the following services:

> 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.


> Property connections

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.


> Building over assets and easements

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.

August 2017

March 2017

November 2016


> 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

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning: Bushfire Management Overlay

SPEAR (Streamlined Planning through Electronic Applications and Referrals)






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