Land and property development

TasWater is responsible for approving any relevant water and sewerage infrastructure related aspects of planning, building and plumbing applications in Tasmania.

TasWater provides a number of services to customers including assistance with planning, building, plumbing, water and sewerage related works, trade waste and information requests.

Find out more about each stage of the process below.

Development process

  • icon-dial-phoneSTEP 1 Check “Dial before you dig” before taking any action.
  • icon-plus-stepSTEP 2 Check if you need a council planning permit and then lodge a Development Application (DA) with your council. Council will refer your application to TasWater
  • icon-application-sharedSTEP 3 Your Development Application (DA) is shared with TasWater via Council to commence Water or Sewer service enquires.
  • icon-house-approvedSTEP 4 Certificate for Certifiable Work (CCW) when you send your Building approval or construction plans to TW for approvals.  Building or plumbing work requires a CCW for any work that impacts on TasWater. You should also discuss with your building surveyor or designer if you need TasWater approvals.
  • icon-plus-stepSTEP 5 Connections to TasWater infrastructure - In the course of development, a new connection, upgrade or removal of a connection may be required to TasWater’s infrastructure.
  • icon-application-sharedSTEP 6 Once approved, you’ll receive your Certificate of water and sewerage compliance (building) and/or (plumbing).

Asset Locations

When you begin planning your work activity, it is recommended you obtain further information about the location of TasWater assets using;

Service Location

If you want extra support such as the physical location and marking of the assets, we suggest you contact and engage a service location provider. This page includes service locator provider contact details.

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Development Application (DA) Information

When any development application is made to council, requesting a planning permit, the application is referred to TasWater in accordance with the Water and Sewerage Industry Act 2008. The developer is required to submit a Concept Servicing Plan showing how the development will be served by water and sewerage hydraulic services.

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Building & Plumbing Application Information

The Building Act 2016 takes a risk-based approach to building approval. 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. This also includes information relating to compliance.

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Customer Connections

In the course of development, a new connection, upgrade or removal of a connection may be required to TasWater’s infrastructure. TasWater customer connections are classified as either standard or Non-standard and the timeframe and relevant fees depend on the type of connection and its classification.

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Application for Development Services

TasWater is responsible for approving any relevant water and sewerage infrastructure related aspects of planning, building and plumbing applications in Tasmania.

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Technical Standards

Find all the necessary specifications, drawings and approved product lists to assist in the design and construction of water and sewerage infrastructure here. These documents are designed to be used with each other for your development services application.

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Engineer Design Approvals

Depending on the application type and complexity, these services range from administrative functions such as assessment and the issue of engineering and conditional approvals to field based activities such as inspection and acceptance certificates.

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Fees & Charges

Find all itemised charges relating to Non-subdivision, building & plumbing applications, connections & disconnections and development assessment fees here.

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Contact development services

For any queries relating to TasWater development services applications you may contact the TasWater development team directly via the details below.

Development Applications

All Development Applications can be submitted by: