If you are planning to build a house in one of our communities, you will need to register your details first and then provide the following documentation for approval. Once you have registered and received your customer registration number, you can submit your plans for approval. The link to submit your plans is provided at the bottom of this page. To ensure your application is processed as quickly as possible, please read all the information and instructions provided on this page before submitting your plans for approval.
You should allow 10 business days for approved plans to be returned to you. If the plans are not completed correctly, you need to allow another 5 business days for every subsequent submission.
You need to provide the following documentation:
The water services design must include a scale drawing showing all water-related services including fixtures and fittings that each pipe is connected to. See example Water Services Design Plan.
The Water Services Diagram submitted must :
- be at a scale of 1: 100 in PDF format
- Clearly show all water services, clearly identified with a legend. The following is preferred:
- Red (hot water)
- Blue (cold water)
- Purple (recycled water)
- Brown (wastewater)
- include connection of services to the wastewater collection tank
- show recycled water services connected to all of the following:
- All toilet cisterns
- Clothes washing machines (i.e. the cold tap only)
NB: No cold drinking water service is to be provided to the washing machine </p
- A minimum of two outdoor recycled water taps.
We recommend including one tap in the front of the property and one in the rear to enable customers to easily water their gardens and lawns, as well as wash cars, external surfaces, and furnishings.
- Not show any rainwater tanks.
- Show conduit lines from the pump control panel location to the wastewater collection tank, the recycled water meter, and the cold potable water meter.
The conduit line between the pump control panel and the wastewater collection tank must not exceed 35m, with a maximum of 4 bends and long radius ‘sweep’ bends only. Refer to our Water Services Diagram example.
See our plumbers guide for further details
The following information is to be shown on a landscaping plan or site plan. A landscaping plan is preferred.
The Landscape plan must clearly show all landscaping in accordance with Altogether’s required clearances around its network infrastructure. See the Landscaping guide for details.
The following must be included in the plans:
- The wastewater collection tank location.
- The pump control panel location. The pump control panel should not be behind any fences, gates or walls and must be easily accessible to Altogether’s Scheme Operators at all times.
- The distance between the edge of the wastewater collection tank and the closest building footing - The Collection Tank must be a minimum of 2000mm from the footings of any structure. Refer to our guidelines for building near pressure sewer. Additional engineering plans may be required. Refer to our engineering plan example.
- The distance between the wastewater collection tank and trees/bushes/fences/retaining walls/driveways (the wastewater collection tank must be a minimum of 500mm from these items).
- The distance between the wastewater collection tank and the pump control panel - Maximum 35m length of conduit between the tank and the control panel is permitted, with a maximum of 4 bends and only long radius ‘sweep’ bends are to be used.
Refer to our landscape plan example.
A complete BASIX Certificate must be supplied showing the following information:
- A water project score of 40 or more
- The total area of garden and lawn
- The BASIX ratings under fixtures
- Under alternative water, connection to a “Reticulated alternative water supply system” that includes connection to:
- “All toilets in the development”
- “The cold water tap that supplies each clothes washer in the development”
- “At least one outdoor tap in the development”
- The BASIX Certificate must not show connection to a rainwater tank. In NSW, connecting to our network gets a high water rating in BASIX, which means a rainwater tank is not required. DA plans that show rainwater tanks will be rejected since reticulated recycled water is available to supply all non-potable uses on the property.
Refer to our BASIX Certificate Example
You can submit your plans for approval using this form