Answers to frequently asked questions
Every new development build requires an approved Section 73 Certification in order to commence build and to connect to Sydney Water.
For any building structures, you will not be able to receive appropriate water waste, drainage, water supply or connect to Sydney Water without this certification.
For other smaller structures, such as a fence, a pool, extension or a granny flat, you will still need your Building Plans Approved by Sydney Water before obtaining a Construction Certificate from your Principal Certifying Agency or Council.
Section 73 Certificate is a compulsory requirement for any new building development in order to be able to connect to Sydney Water infrastructure. This applies to all new developments: whether you are building a residential, commercial or industrial facility. This also includes new homes, subdivisions, retail, factory or apartments.
Before the commencement of any build, your new development plans will need to comply with all Sydney Water requirements in order to receive an approved Section 73 Certification.
The certificate confirms that your development plans satisfy the requirements and needs required by Sydney Water. This will ensure that your building project will continue smoothly and be completed with all necessary Sydney Water connections.