Augmentation is when mains are upgraded to service whole areas of land development. It does not apply to a single development.
An augmentation area is the area where our network capacity has been extended. Generally, this is done to account for the future needs of an area, should it be developed in future.
The majority of augmentation areas are in country townships. Some are in fringe metropolitan suburbs. Augmentation charges only apply within these areas.
For more information you can read our Augmentation Policy.
Augmentation charges are additional costs. They are payable on top of costs normally associated with land development. You can see those charges below.
There are a number of factors that impact on the augmentation charge. These include:
Augmentation may include:
These services can be staged or delayed. They will then be done once the existing infrastructure is unable to serve the level of development that has taken place.
For all augmentation areas and charges, please refer to the 2016/17 Augmentation Fee Document.