What are infrastructure charges?

Infrastructure charges are made for the additional demand that each new connection puts on the overall capacity of the water supply and sewerage systems. Eventually these systems will need to be enlarged as we’ll need to provide more water and increase capacity to treat more wastewater, and the infrastructure charge is a contribution towards this. 

Separate charges are payable for both water and wastewater connections and further details can be found here.

Related Frequently Asked Questions

Is it possible to get a credit against infrastructure charges?

If your new development is being built on land that has had a water and/or sewerage connection within the last five financial years, you may be entitled to a credit.

Do you offer a discount on wastewater infrastructure charges if there is a reduction in surface water flow?

Currently we only offer a reduced rate of wastewater infrastructure charges where there is no surface water connection to the existing public sewer.

Will I receive an income offset payment as well as an infrastructure credit?

The income offset allowance is only made when an infrastructure charge is payable.