Queensland Urban Utilities
7th of November 2014
New applications for water and sewerage connections must be lodged directly with Queensland Urban Utilities (QUU) instead of local Councils from 1 July 2014.
Under the State Government's new water approvals process, applications for water and sewerage connections will be processed by QUU for its five regions including Ipswich, Brisbane, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and Somerset.
QUU Executive Leader of Planning, Paul Belz, said the new Utility Model would apply to building projects of all sizes.
"Queensland Urban Utilities will process water and sewerage applications for developments ranging from a new house to a large apartment complex or master-planned community," he said.
"Whether you want a new connection, a disconnection or an alteration to your water and sewerage services, from July 1 you will need to lodge your application directly with Queensland Urban Utilities, instead of your local council."
Any applications lodged before 1 July 2014 will continue to be assessed and approved by Council.
The new water approvals process was introduced by the Queensland Government through the Water Supply Services Legislation Amendment Act.
Queensland Urban Utilities is consulting closely with development industry groups to ensure a smooth transition to the new water approvals process.