July 2016 edition
Development Services fees and charges 2016/17
Development Services’ fees and charges contribute to operating costs and the expansion and improvement of the water and sewerage network in our rapidly growing service area.
2016/17 fees and charges are outlined in the updated Water Netserv Plan (Part A) – Charges Schedule version 1.3, which will be effective from 1 July 2016. The majority of prices have increased in line with the Reserve Bank of Australia’s inflation target rate (1.69%). In some cases, fees and charges have been increased to ensure our team is resourced to deliver high quality services and meet our legislated timeframes.
Infrastructure charges will remain the same in Brisbane, Lockyer Valley and Somerset council areas. Ipswich City Council and Scenic Rim Regional Council have indexed their Adopted Infrastructure Charges for the 2016/17 financial year. This will result in an increase of 1.11%.
Build Over Asset Referrals
Build Over Asset Referrals are now managed by Queensland Urban Utilities in Brisbane, Ipswich, Scenic Rim, Somerset and Lockyer Valley local government areas.
Previously, Brisbane City Council and Lockyer Valley Regional Council received Build Over Asset Referrals on our behalf, also referred to as the Build over Sewer (BOS) process. This change ensures compliance with state legislation, service alignment across our territory, and improved protection of our network as the water and sewerage provider.
Visit Build Over Asset to learn more about the new process, download referral forms, or register to attend an upcoming information session.
Contact your local council for Build over Stormwater requirements.
New look Development Services team
Our leadership team is committed to working with developers to ensure applications are managed as smoothly as possible. Find out more about their responsibilities, including new recruit Glenn Ziernik, Strategic Planning and Infrastructure Agreements Leader.
Ben McDonnell | Development Services Manager
- Ben sets the strategic direction for Development Services and works with the team to ensure best-for-project outcomes for developers.
Nick Leddy | Developer Client Management Leader
- Assessment of property service and network connection applications and design reviews
- Services Advice Notices and technical advice for high complexity applications
- Infrastructure charges
Glenn Ziernik | Strategic Planning and Infrastructure Agreements Leader
- State, regional and local land-use planning coordination
- Development analysis, policies and innovation
- Infrastructure agreements
Glenn joined Development Services in February, and brings with him more than 25 years’ experience in private and public sectors of the development and water industries. He has held senior positions with Hunter Water Corporation as Development Servicing Plan Coordinator, and Urban Development Pricing Manager. More recently, Glenn worked in the private sector as Principal Town Planner with AcroPlan Planning & Engineering. We welcome Glenn to Development Services and his new home in Brisbane.
Michael Broadbent | Contracts & Assurance Services Leader
- Connection construction (Network Access Permits, on-site auditing and post-construction compliance)
- Management of Third Party Certification Scheme (endorsed consultants)
- Build Over Asset referrals and easements
Debra McGrigor | Developer Customer Services Leader
- Customer enquiries and online application support
- Standard connection application assessment and technical advice for low complexity applications
- Engineering searches
Pakee Bala | Government Client Services Leader
- Technical advice, assessment, design review and auditing services to government projects impacting Queensland Urban Utilities’ infrastructure
Take part in WaterAid Golf Day 2016
Friday 21 October 2016
7am to 2pm
Pacific Golf Club, Carindale
Sign up to play
For nine consecutive years Queensland Urban Utilities has hosted the Water Aid Golf Day. The event brings the water industry together to raise money for WaterAid Australia, who provide safe water, sanitation and hygiene education to Australia’s nearby developing communities in Papua New Guinea and Timor Leste.
Last year the event raised a record-breaking $25,000, which was only possible because of the generosity of our corporate sponsors.
Recent design and construction forums
Our events program is underway for 2016, with much more to come.
If you missed any events, you can download the presentation slides.
Contractors Forum - April 2016
Endorsed Consultants Forum - May 2016
Private Fire Systems Design Information Session – June 2016
Thanks to everyone who participated. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have event feedback or suggestions for presentations or discussion.
What goes up must come down: Sewer upgrade for Fortitude Valley
Queensland Urban Utilities has broken ground on an $11 million sewer upgrade in the heart of Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley to cater for growing development.
The project involves drilling an access shaft at the Wickham St end of the Brunswick Street Mall and constructing 570m of new sewer pipe.
Queensland Urban Utilities Executive Leader of Operations & Service Delivery, Richard Petterson, said the works were essential to increase capacity for the Valley’s property boom.
“Almost 4000 apartments are expected to be built over the next couple of years, all within towers up to 30 storeys high,” he said.
“It’s a case of what goes up must come down. With all those extra toilets flushing and showers running, we need more capacity in the sewerage network to handle it.
“The new pipe is a generous 800mm in diameter and will serve the community for at least another 50 years.”