Commercial & residential subdivisions
There are two types of residential subdivisions, Urban Residential and Rural Residential:
- Urban Residential subdivisions have an average lot size smaller than 2,000 m2 and have frontages of 15 to 25 metres
- Rural Residential subdivisions have an average lot size greater than 2,000 m2 each.
There can also be Commercial subdivisions. The electrical infrastructure in new commercial subdivisions is designed according to lot size, unless you specify a higher load.
Charges for electrical infrastructure vary, as they are based on the individual requirements of each request.
Note: As a minimum, we require provision for a 3 phase 30 kVA supply to each commercial/industrial lot, unless otherwise notified and agreed.
For relevant specifications, refer to our manuals in the Document library.
There are two categories of subdivision:
If your subdivision falls under the non-contestable category, please lodge a detailed enquiry on the Customer Self Service Portal. Alternatively, you can engage an electrical contractor to submit it on your behalf.
For your enquiry to be reviewed swiftly, please provide the following:
- Council Decision Notice
- Survey Plan (DXF or DWG file)
- Lot Layout (PDF).
2 Review of request
When your enquiry is submitted, we will review it and either contact the applicant to request further information or raise a Work Request (WR) to initiate the project.
Once a WR is raised, your enquiry will be closed, so that the request can be tracked in a single location. You will be provided a WR reference number for use in any correspondence with us.
There will be various costs, including an application fee, design fee and construction charges. See our latest price lists on our Connections charges web page.
Once the request has been properly reviewed and investigated you will be made a Connection Offer.
You may accept our connection offer and enter a Negotiated Connection Establishment Contract by:
- Returning signed copies of the relevant documents
- Paying any relevant fees
- Satisfying all other requirements set out in the contract by the due date.
We will provide a Certificate of Supply to the relevant council once full design and construction fees have been paid or, if no works are required by us, on confirmation of payment of the application fee.
Connection offer terms
If the connection offer is not accepted within 20 business days (or other date agreed in writing with us), it will automatically lapse. If you wish to recommence the project at a later date, a new connection application will be required along with the relevant application fee.
Once the offer has been accepted, your detailed design requirements will be completed by us.
Site construction works will commence once design has been completed and any associated fees paid.
Upon completion of relevant construction works, connection of the development/site will be undertaken.