Guidelines for infrastructure contributions
An infrastructure contribution (also known as a headworks or developer charge) is a payment by a property developer to a water service provider for the timely availability of water services.
Water service providers typically pay for infrastructure provisions and expansion with revenue from a combination of upfront infrastructure contributions and ordinary customer bills.
State-owned water utilities (Water Corporation, Aqwest and Busselton Water) have power to levy infrastructure contributions under the Water Services Act 2012.
There are two sets of guidelines - one for Water Corporation and one for other water service providers.