Water and sewerage development
Water and sewerage overview
Our water development services (WDS) program assesses the water and sewerage aspects of development applications. WDS gives technical advice and prepares infrastructure agreements with land developers about water and sewerage.
To connect or alter water or wastewater infrastructure that relates to development approvals or minor works you need to lodge an application with us. To find more information, please see Private works.
Water and sewerage as-constructed drawings can be accessed using the following online tools:
- Logan City as-constructed plans – search for a property to find water and sewer, house drainage, stormwater and roadworks plans. Noted that the level of information available varies, depending on the property.
- Development Enquiry Tool – to see documents associated with development applications.
If you cannot find as-constructed plans for a property using our online services email email@example.com. We will investigate and let you know if records are available (please allow 5–10 working days). An onsite search at the developer’s expense may be needed to locate existing services if we do not have the information.
Building over or near relevant infrastructure (BOONRI)
If you want to build a structure close to existing water or sewerage (wastewater) infrastructure you may need approval.
A private building certifier will assess your proposed building works to make sure the works do not damage or block access to infrastructure. They will assess this against the Queensland development code and tell you if you need an approval from us.
You can find out more in our building over or near sewerage infrastructure fact sheet (PDF 73 KB) and building over or near sewerage infrastructure checklist (PDF 115K).
You can find the Queensland development code - building over or near relevant infrastructure on the Department of Housing and Public Works website.
Design and construction standards
For information about the water and sewerage design and construction standards for Logan, please visit SEQ Code - Design and Construction.
Design variation requests
If you want to vary from the design and construction standards for water and sewerage infrastructure works we may ask you to complete a design variation request form (PDF 30 KB).
To discuss design requirements and proposed variations, please contact our team.
SEQ gravity sewerage code changes – July 2019
On 1 July 2019 a new version of the SEQ gravity sewerage code took effect.
Development applications lodged after this date will be assessed against the new code. Applications lodged before 1 July 2019 may also meet the new code if an agreement has been made.
You can access those parts of the SEQ code that are wholly written by the SEQ code group (for example, design criteria and asset information specification) in the SEQ Design and Construction Code.
Access to those parts of the SEQ code that are based on Water Services Association of Australia codes will be migrated to the WSAA.
More information about these changes is available in the SEQ Design and Construction Code.