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Accreditation

Consultants or contractors planning land development engineering design, or audit services or construction works, within our service area must be accredited before the work can start.

To be considered for accreditation with Yarra Valley Water, consultants or contractors must demonstrate and maintain the necessary qualifications, expertise, management systems, works experience and capability to undertake the relevant services.

Developer accreditation (including development consultants, contractors and live sewer contractors) is managed on the ARCUS accreditation system.

How to apply

  1. Submit a request for accreditation by emailing [email protected].
  2. You will be provided with a link to complete an ARCUS online registration.
  3. Once you’ve registered, your application will be assessed and we will let you know if you have been approved or rejected.

All accredited suppliers will also need to agree to Yarra Valley Water’s accreditation terms and conditions which are defined with an Accreditation Deed between each accredited suppliers and Yarra Valley Water.

Accredited Consultants will need to hold public liability insurance cover of at least $20 million and professional indemnity insurance of at least $10 million. Contractors will need to hold public liability insurance cover of at least $20 million.

Once you’re accredited

Once accreditation is established within ARCUS, you will be required to maintain your accreditation details within this system.

Once you’re accredited, you’ll be included on the list of accredited consultants and contractors that all developers in the Yarra Valley Water area must use.

You will also gain access to the Works Portal.

Consultants, developers and contractors use the Works Portal to submit documentation and information to Yarra Valley Water as required throughout the land development process. Find out more about the development process.