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Private Contractor to Connect Water & Sewerage in Brisbane

Discussion in 'Development' started by Hound Dog, 8th Jun, 2016.

  1. Hound Dog

    Hound Dog New Member

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    Hi All,

    Has anyone used a private contractor ( other than Urban Utilities ) to connect water and sewerage
    to a splitter block in Brisbane? Does Urban Utilities have to design or plan the set up ? Last time I used U U for both and from memory the cost was around $7,000 - $8,000 for each service. The water had to come from cross the road. Who else does this type of work?
    Thanks in anticipation of your replies.

    Hounddog
     
  2. A.Butler

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    You need to get an rpeq to sign off on the sewer and water connection plans and with construction you can use a private contractor but they have to been supervised by quu.
     
  3. superace

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    Best to get a local civil engineer to give you the most accurate assessment.

    Sounds like your last one was a standard connection where Quus operator did the connections. I think they're now called natio or something.

    I'm completing a Brisbane 2 lot subdivision and being a non standard connection, I need an engineer to supervise the construction process and private contractor to do the construction. It's not overly complex, just the fact that both sewer and water were across the road. I know it was difficult to get timely quotes on my civil construction let alone quotes that were well priced! Most have a lot of work on at the moment.
     
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    did you end up getting a good quote for the non-standard connection?
     
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    i wish!

    Took weeks to get 3 quotes. Ended up spending more and choosing the best operator (which cost the most anyway). At that stage i wanted a good job done with minimal drama, so that came at a cost.
     
  6. bob shovel

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    What is classed as a non standard connection? Did it not meet the standards so you needed an engineer to design and then quu approve before starting? Were you just very unlucky with the site and mains locations?
     
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    Standard connections are a single house on an existing lot or a one into two with a single house on each lot. They class it has non-standard generally if you have to cross a road or if it is a unit development and you have to provide a meter arrangement and fire service subdivisions over 2 lots will fall into the non-standard category as well.
     
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    I hope you didn't pay too much mate, it's a relatively ease process for a quu endorsed consultant to knock out.
     
  9. bob shovel

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    Ah ok so just not as common connections. All those are still covered by the code and have have standard drawings and specs
     
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    Curious. In WA, we have our own water meter connection requirement for a standard or strata title, but the strata option shares the existing sewer connection; where the standard (green) title has its own sewer connection requirement like your situation.

    Can you not do strata in QLD?
     
  11. bob shovel

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    Quu follows the wsaa code as does water Corp imagine. So would be very similar
     
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    yeah that's correct mate
     
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    you can do strata in qld just depends on what council as to the constraints
     
  14. Aaron Sice

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    Oh okay so the council decides if they allow strata or not? How interesting! That's not allowed here in WA, but the Planning Commission (State Planning) can stipulate a quasi build strata (titles at plate height) if you are proposing something difficult / awkward.
     
  15. Aaron Sice

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    Cool thanks!
     
  16. bob shovel

    bob shovel Well-Known Member

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    Have you got some numbers crunching away in brissy??
     
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    No, not at all.

    Just expanding my skills base. Testing myself out really - seeing if I can translate my town planning skills from here to there.

    I've got Hobart and Launceston down pat because when one is stuck in a house with a fire going; and everyone else is asleep, one tends to have the time to study these things.
     
  18. bob shovel

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    Hmmm one should probably concentrate on escaping the fire situation :eek: rather than studying town planning :p
     
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    How does perth compare? Sounds fairly proactive development and in fill wise. is perth on par with over east?
     
  20. Aaron Sice

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    Perth is better for infill but the process and layers are just as complex. Neighboring objection here is off the scale.

    Markets are markets I guess. They are what they are.