Approval to Install, Construct or Alter an Onsite Sewage Management System - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this approval if you intend to install, construct or alter an onsite sewage management system. This approval is required to ensure building standards and minimum health and safety standards are met.

Onsite sewage management systems include portable toilets, septic tanks, aerobic treatment units, compost toilets or any other apparatus used for the treatment of sewage. It also includes any of the tanks, beds, sewers, drains, pipes, fittings, fixtures and land used in connection to this system.

Please note that:

  • Plumbing and drainage work can only be carried out in NSW by individuals that hold the relevant professional licences;
  • This approval will often be granted as part of a Development Application process.

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 will be required to provide information regarding the location and environmental impacts of the facility.

Please refer to the application form and consult directly with the Council for information on any additional eligibility requirements specific to your approval.

Duration

As specified on the approval.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Fees will vary depending on your circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Administering agency

Council of the City of Sydney

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
Council of the City of Sydney


Operating address:
Level 2, 456 Kent Street
Sydney
NSW 2000
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 1591
Sydney, New South Wales 2001

Phone:

02 9265 9333
council@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

Website:

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