TasWater’s CCW Guideline
In conjunction with the Building Act 2016 we have developed a new Guideline for Certificates for Certifiable Work (CCWs) which will assist streamlining TasWater’s role in the new approvals framework. The Guideline has the major focus of ensuring:
- Developments that clearly have no impact on TasWater’s infrastructure or operations immediately proceed to building and plumbing permit or straight to building stage (our consent is not required); and
- Applications that do require our consent/approval (i.e. by a CCW), contain all the required information (both documents and details on plans) to enable full assessment.
For a copy of the guideline refer here.
What are certifiable works?
The Guideline links the new approvals framework in the Building Act 2016 to the definition of certifiable work in the Water and Sewerage Industry Act 2008. S.56TA of the Water and Sewerage Industry Act 2008 defines certifiable work, for building work or plumbing work, and in summary requires a CCW for any work that impacts on TasWater.
In accordance with “certifiable works” definition, the following works are NOT Certifiable Works by virtue that ALL of the following are satisfied:
- The works will not increase the demand for water supplied by TasWater
- The works will not increase or decrease the amount of sewage or toxins that is to be removed by, or discharged into, TasWater’s sewerage infrastructure
- The works will not require a new connection, or a modification to an existing connection, to be made to TasWater’s infrastructure
- The works will not damage or interfere with TasWater’s works
- The works will not adversely affect TasWater’s operations
- Are not within 2m of TasWater’s infrastructure and are outside any TasWater easement
- The LISTMap has been checked to confirm the location of TasWater infrastructure
- A water meter is in place, or has been applied for to TasWater, for the subject property
If works are not certifiable works then a CCW is not required.
Further, works have been identified that fall within the definition of Certifiable Work under the Water and Sewerage Industry Act 2008 (the Act) that are of such low risk/complexity as to not require a Certificate for Certifiable Works (CCW), being:
- New connections assessed via other processes (e.g. planning referrals or engineering design approvals); and
- Demolition works where TasWater services are not impacted.
Certificates for Certifiable Work
TasWater must assess certifiable works, via an application for a Certificate for Certifiable Work. The fee for a CCW is dependent on the works complexity, the relevant fee can be found in PSP3 (FY2019), as approved by the Economic Regulator. If TasWater determines that there is no impact on its infrastructure or operations following a CCW application, you will be advised to either withdraw your application or (if required), an Exemption certificate will be issued for a fee of $40.69 (FY2020/21) or $41.07 (FY2021/22), as approved by the Economic Regulator.
An Exemption for CCW will relieve the Permit Authority for the need for subsequent Certificates of Compliance.
TasWater has 14 calendar days for building and 10 calendar days for plumbing only to reply with any required conditions and advice. TasWater has 7 calendar days to request further information if required. Where further information is sought the ‘clock stops’ and the timeframe recommences when satisfactory additional information is received.