A Section 73 Compliance Certificate is issued by Sydney Water to ensure that a development has a point of waste water, portable water, and recycled water connection.
To comply with Sydney Water requirements the construction of a waste water, portable water, and recycled water pipe might be required before a Section 73 Certificate can be issued.
Currently Section 73 Certificates need to be collated and lodged with a Sydney Water Servicing Coordinator (WSC), like MGP.
From February 2017 developers will be able deal with Sydney Water direct on minor developments via a new system called Sydney Water Developer Direct (SWDD).
SWDD will allow a customer to engage either a Water Servicing Coordinator (WSC) or SWDD for low impact development work.
Do I need a Section 73?
Sydney Water’s guidelines for the types of developments that require a Section 73 Certificate identifies the following;
Industrial, commercial and special use development, where there is a change in use of existing buildings and facilities that may result in increased demand for water and/or the discharge of trade waste water from the premises.
The requirement for a new trade waste agreement may need a Section 73 application to be made. It would also be advisable to have the Building Certifier confirm if they wish to have a Section 73 Certificate for the development as it may be required for the final Occupation Certificate.
What do I need to supply to mgp for the application?
- Copy of the development/subdivision plans as approved or proposed - in AutoCAD format
- Copy of your Development Consent (DA conditions provided by your local council)
- Provide your Pre-allocated Plan Number (PPN), provided by your surveyor for the proposed land development
What other things will I need to consider?
You will need to have Building Plan Approval completed to obtain your Section 73 Certificate. Please see our Tap in section for details.
Granny Flats - Secondary Dwelling Exemption from Section 73 Certificate
The legislation for a secondary dwelling allows up to 60sqm floor space and under Sydney Water Notice May 2012, this type of development is listed as not requiring a Section 73 Compliance Certificate.
We have researched into the definition used for such development - Standard Instrument—Principal Local Environmental Plan
This defines gross floor area as being measured from the internal faces of external walls and identifies that balconies and terraces are not included.