Construction certificate for building applications

Parties undertaking development of properties may be required by their local council, prior to being issued with a construction certificate, to obtain correspondence from their local network service provider indicating that suitable arrangements for the permanent supply of electricity to the development have been made.

Developers are required to lodge a relevant application for the required connection service in order to receive either a connection offer, if network augmentation is required, or a confirmation that supply is available at the location.

After all of the terms and conditions of the connection offer have been satisfied, a “Permission to Connect” letter is issued.

If requested, we will issue a notice relating to the provision of electricity to the development which the developer can then take to the local council for a release of a construction certificate.

Notification of Arrangement for subdivisions

Prior to approving subdivisions for registration, local councils may require developers to provide proof that the developer has made satisfactory arrangements for the provision of electricity supply to the subdivision.

The Notification of Arrangement (NOA) issued by the local network service provider satisfies this requirement.

In order for developers to make the necessary arrangements for electricity supply to their subdivision, they must first lodge an application for supply to the subdivision and satisfy the offer for a standard connection service (subdivision and asset relocation).

You can download the terms and conditions here:

Standard connection service (subdivision and asset relocation)

Once all the servicing requirements are met, we will issue a Notification of Arrangement which can be taken to the local council to meet the consent conditions of your development approval.

We will normally issue a Notification of Arrangement after the following conditions are met:

  • development consent has been granted by the local council
  • suitable electricity supply arrangements have been made by the developer to provide the electrical infrastructure required by us to service each lot within the subdivision
  • all fees and charges associated with the provision of network connection services have been paid

Request for early Notification of Arrangement (early NOA)

In order to assist developers in reducing the overall time for finalising subdivisions, we may issue an early Notification of Arrangement after the following conditions have been met:

  • at least 80% of the electricity network has been constructed
  • a copy of the Level 1 Accredited Service Provider quote for the construction work for setting the value of the bond has been provided
  • an early notification bond equivalent to 100% of the construction cost in the form of an unconditional bank guarantee has been paid. We may use the bond to complete the works in the event that the applicant fails to have the works completed to our satisfaction

Compliance certificate for strata developments

An owner of a strata title development may be required by their local council to provide proof that they have made satisfactory arrangements for the provision of electricity supply to the strata development prior to lodgement of a strata plan.

A compliance certificate may be issued by us for the purpose of providing such proof for strata developments.

In order for developers to make the necessary arrangements for supply to their strata development, they must first lodge an application for supply to the development and have satisfied the standard or LV basic connection service offer that has been issued for the provision of the connection of load service.

After all of the terms and conditions of the connection offer have been satisfied, a “Permission to Connect” letter is issued.

If requested, we will issue a compliance certificate relating to the provision of electricity to the development which a developer can then take to their local council to meet the consent conditions of their development approval.