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Planning and development

MidCoast Water is responsible for town water and sewerage issues relating to new development.

This includes new subdivisions, commercial, residential development and additions/alterations to existing structures.

Before submitting a development application to MidCoast Council, you must gain approval for water and sewerage issues from MidCoast Water.

If you are planning a large scale development, such as a major subdivision or high rise, it's best to check on servicing arrangements with MidCoast Water before proceeding to a detailed design - see our Larger Scale Developers section.

Commercial development proposals vary widely, from facilities such as motels and caravan parks, to hospitals, retail centres, light manufacturing and heavy industry. Because of this diversity, MidCoast Water assesses commercial development on a case-by-case basis. Your local council is responsible for determining if the development is permissible in the area proposed.

MidCoast Water is responsible for:

  • Determining if the site can be adequately serviced with water and sewer.
  • Ensuring the new development doesn't affect existing water and sewer lines.
  • Controlling the impact of trade waste from the new development on our sewerage system.

MidCoast Water's development and subdivision construction fees for 2016-2017 can be found here

For more information contact us