A secondary dwelling occurs when two dwellings are proposed to be constructed on an allotment of land which has been allocated one wastewater servicing point.
Generally, properties with secondary dwellings will require development consent, and include dual occupancies (either attached or detached) and granny flats.
Secondary dwellings place additional demand and cost on the wastewater system. If you're planning to develop a secondary dwelling, please note the following fees apply:
- Developer service plan (DSP) fee*
- This fee is dependent on the size/number of bedrooms of the secondary dwelling. (Also known as the ET (equivalent tenement) of the proposed second dwelling).
- Secondary dwelling wastewater management fee*
- Secondary dwelling meter fee*
- Ongoing fixed service charge fees (including wastewater)**
Before Altogether will grant building approval, the DSP and Secondary dwelling wastewater management fee must be paid. A complete overview of the connection process can be found here: New home connection checklist.
The additional upfront and ongoing costs of having a secondary dwelling is dependant on the community to reside in.
*Refer to the section titled Charges for secondary dwellings in your community price fact sheet: Community fees and charges - water – Altogether Group
**Refer to the section titled Fixed service charges in your community price fact sheet: Community fees and charges - water – Altogether Group
If you are residing in our Pitt Town community, please reach out to discuss having a secondary dwelling: https://altogethergroup.com.au/forms/contact-us/