External approvals

This page contains information to help our contractors and consultants obtain external approvals for engineering infrastructure capital projects, including developer funded works.

External Approvals Manual and guidelines

The External Approvals Manual assists our staff, consulting engineers and authorised contractors to comply with relevant legislation and statutory requirements.

The manual details our policy for notification of works proposals and approvals from other authorities and decision making organisations and should be used as a checklist and reference from planning through to handover.

The External Approvals Manual can be accessed via our online procurement system, eProcurement

If you already have an eProcurement login but cannot view the External Approvals Manual, please email IDB.StandardsEnquiries@watercorporation.com.au and request access.

Please contact the External Approvals Section on CIBPA@watercorporation.com.au if you have any questions regarding the manual.

Engineering design standards

Stakeholder contact details

A list of organisations and agencies to be contacted when obtaining external approvals is available to consulting engineers and authorised contractors. It contains contacts for:
  • Organisations and agencies listed on the External Approvals Tracking Spreadsheet
  • Organisations and agencies to be contacted as part of the Preliminaries to Works process
  • Local government authorities

To request a copy of this list, please email our Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator at consultation.manager@watercorporation.com.au

Preliminaries to Works letters

Appendix 2 of the External Approvals Manual contains Prerequisites to Works letter templates. If you are an authorised Consulting or Design Engineer, and are preparing Prerequisites to Works documents, it is recommended that you use these templates and amend where appropriate. 

The External Approvals Manual is available via eProcurement.

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