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

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

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

Administering agency

City of Lithgow 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
City of Lithgow Council


Operating address:
180 Mort Street
Lithgow
NSW 2790
Mailing address:
PO BOX 19
Lithgow, New South Wales 2790

Toll Free:

1300 661 303

Phone:

02 6354 9999

Fax:

02 6351 4259
council@lithgow.nsw.gov.au

Website:

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