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Land development information

Land Development Manual

The Land Development Manual outlines Yarra Valley Water’s policies when developing, redeveloping or subdividing land within Yarra Valley Water’s area. It sets details the servicing requirements, design, construction, quality assurance and audit policy for Land Development activities.

Land Development Manual

Build Over Easement Guidelines

These guidelines provide an outline of the requirements when building within an easement, or within 1m of a Yarra Valley Water asset. This should be considered prior to commencing any works.

Build Over Easement Guidelines

Pricing Manual

The pricing manual provides a complete list of Yarra Valley Water’s standard products, services and prices.

Pricing Handbook 2019-20 

Negotiating Framework for Developers

The Negotiating Framework sets out procedural and information requirements relevant to services to which developer charges (New Customer Contributions - NCCs) apply.

Negotiating Framework for Developers

Responsibility for Service Provision

Yarra Valley Water

Yarra Valley Water is responsible for providing shared infrastructure assets (such as headworks, treatment plants, pumping stations, trunk mains and sewers) with sufficient capacity in accordance with a predetermined development plan.


Developers are responsible for:

  • Providing reticulation assets and the cost of connecting those assets to Yarra Valley Water’s infrastructure
  • Paying the costs and building the sewerage network to ensure a new multi lot development is removed from a combined sewerage drain.
  • Paying the costs associated with bringing forward the provision of shared infrastructure assets, if they are required ahead of Yarra Valley Water’s asset development sequence

Yarra Valley Water metering standards and drawings

These are used as a reference for meeting any requirements and adhering to standards associated with metering and services.

Water Metering and Servicing Guidelines

Standard Manifold Drawings

Standard Meter Cabinet Drawings

Standard Recycled Water in Laundry Drawing