A consolidated set of design and construction standards for water supply and sewerage infrastructure in South East Queensland came into effect on 1 July 2013.
These technical standards are known as the South East Queensland Water Supply and Sewerage Design and Construction Code (or the SEQ Code).
- Gold Coast City Council
- Logan City Council
- Queensland Urban Utilities
- Redland City Council
We operate essential water supply, sewerage and non-drinking water services for the three million people who live in South East Queensland. The SEQ Code is based on the National Codes that have been developed by the Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA).
Why has the SEQ Code been introduced?
Queensland Legislation required one set of technical standards to be introduced for the whole of South East Queensland.
The SEQ Code is compliant with Chapter 4A of the SEQ Water (Distribution and Retail Restructuring) Act 2009. Where there is an inconsistency, the SEQ Code prevails over any provisions within a Council’s planning scheme that currently specify water services infrastructure outcomes. This is in accordance with Section 755D of the Sustainable Planning Act 2009.
The State Government gazetted the SEQ Code on 1 July 2013.
Who does the SEQ Code apply to?
The SEQ Code is applicable to all planning, designing and/or constructing of water supply and sewerage infrastructure that will be owned by one of the SEQ water service providers. It is of interest to developers, engineers, consultants, constructors, product suppliers, State government, local government, etc.