Approval to Operate an Onsite Sewage Management System - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this approval if you intend to operate an onsite sewage management system.

An on-site sewage management system is the infrastructure designed to hold, process, re-use or discharge, sewage or the by-products of sewage.

Sewage management infrastructure can include artificial wetlands, transpiration beds, mounds, trenches, vegetation, effluent polishing, dispersal or re-use arrangements. It also includes items such as portable toilets, septic tanks, aerobic treatment units, compost toilets, aerated wastewater treatment systems, tanks, beds, sewers, drains, pipes, fittings, fixtures or any other apparatus used for the treatment of sewage.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this approval you must provide details of the way in which the sewage management system will be operated, maintained, serviced and the action to be taken in the event of a breakdown or interference.

Please note that plumbing and drainage work in NSW may only be carried out by individuals that hold an endorsed contractor licence, supervisor certificate or tradesperson certificate.

Please consult directly with the Council for information on any eligibility requirements specific to your approval.

Duration

As specified on the approval.

Fees

 TypeAmount
ApplyApplication$144.80

Forms

 Resources
Apply

Application for Approval to Operate an On Site Sewage Management System - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

Cumberland Council

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 1993 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 (New South Wales)

Contact details

Enquiries Officer
Cumberland Council


Operating address:
16 Memorial Avenue
Merrylands, New South Wales 2160
Mailing address:
PO BOX 118
Auburn, New South Wales 1835

Phone:

02 9840 9840

Fax:

02 9840 9734
council@cumberland.nsw.gov.au

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