The services required for survey strata subdivisions are determined by the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC).

Where water supply and sewer servicing conditions are imposed, we ensure access to our services is available at the boundary of the Strata Scheme land holding through the subdivision process. These services will be provided in accordance with our Water Services License requirements and servicing standards.

Servicing requirements at the boundary

Water supply

For water supply services, the Strata Scheme land holding requires access to a water reticulation main. Our water reticulation mains are all located in road reserves.

A Strata Scheme is deemed to have service availability where a land holding has frontage to a water reticulation main capable of servicing the strata. Please refer to the following diagram.

Image - Strata servicing requirements

Sewer services

For all sewer services, a connection point or junction is required to serve the strata scheme land holding. The following diagram illustrates this:

Image - Strata servicing requirements

You can find out more information about junction and property connection requirements in our Plumbing Handbook.

Where additions, modifications or protection to Water Corporation owned and operated assets are required, the following measures may apply including:

  • Delivery of water and or sewer main extensions (where the property is currently unserved)
  • Payment for future water supply services*
  • Payment for new sewer services and/or junction(s)
  • The provision of easements in favour of Water Corporation.

*These services are installed when a building application is received for the parcel of land, which is generally after the subdivision is completed. To cover the cost of installing these meters we collect the future water service charges at subdivision stage.

Servicing arrangements within a strata scheme

Developers are responsible for ensuring all lots proposed under a strata scheme have adequate access to our water services and that any existing plumbing is adequately protected or relocated to suit the development.

The specific requirements for satisfying these obligations are outlined in the Plumbing Regulations. The responsibility for regulating plumbing work lies with the Plumbing Licensing Board, which is part of the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety. Please refer to their Industry Bulletin and Technical Note for further information.