Queensland’s energy provider Ergon has put out a new charter to simplify the processes of setting up new connections to the grid.

Queensland Energy Minister Mark McArdle launched the New Connections for Developers' Charter at an industry leaders’ forum in Townsville, saying the new rules were aimed at making connections cheaper and easier.

‘The LNP Government promised to grow the construction sector as one of the four pillars of the economy and this charter will enable developers to plan and deliver better infrastructure more efficiently,” Mr McArdle says.

The Ergon charter lays out the company’s commitment to the building industry on projects across the state.

It commits the state-owned electricity provider to agreed timeframes for each stage of new connections.

“It commits Ergon to keeping the customer informed every step of the way,” McArdle says.

“The charter also places an obligation on developers who arrange the design and construction of the electrical infrastructure for their projects to keep Ergon informed about their progress.”

The charter also scraps the maintenance bond that required projects to provide 125 per cent of electrical work’s cost up front.