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Drainage (and water) connections at the time of subdivision - What do you require?

  • 1.  Drainage (and water) connections at the time of subdivision - What do you require?

    Posted 07 May 2020 01:59
    Hi all,

    Just a quick survey, can you let me know if you require drainage and water connections at the time of subdivision?
    If so, for which type of developments:
    All?
    Large developments?
    Small (2 lots)?
    Which council do you represent?
    Other comments?

    Why I ask, is that here in Invercargill we have historically not required sewer and storm connections for 2 lot subdivisions, in all cases, at the time of subdivision. It ends up being a requirement at the time of building consent. However, from my previous experience I feel that is outside the norm. For large developments we do require them, but not for small 2 lot infill development.
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  • 2.  RE: Drainage (and water) connections at the time of subdivision - What do you require?

    Posted 10 May 2020 21:34
    If so, for which type of developments:
    All?
    Large developments? all residential, commercial and industrial except water for industrial unless the size is known
    Small (2 lots)? usually unless its a LU with a BC as well, then the drainlayer can do the stormwater and wastewater (subject to skills and qualifications).  Council does the water supply
    Which council do you represent?  Waipa District Council
    Other comments? 2 lots need to be treated with flexibility to ensure council is being fair and reasonable.  To require a seperate sw connection and its costs to the boundary and then require the developer to mobilise to lay some more pipe to the dwelling could be seen as unfair.

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    Richard Bax
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  • 3.  RE: Drainage (and water) connections at the time of subdivision - What do you require?

    Posted 10 May 2020 21:35
    ​Hi Jeremy,

    As a general rule for all subdivisions where reticulated services are available we would apply a condition that services are installed at time of subdivision.
    We do this to ensure that costs are not left to any unsuspecting purchaser.

    Daniel Eason
    Manawatu District Council

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