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

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication$500.00

Fee for residents of Manly area.

Application$40.00Fee for residents of Pittwater area.
Application$215.00Fee for compliant system for residents of Warringah area.
Application$60.00Fee for pensioners in Warringah area.
Application$60.00Fee for pump to sewer system for residents of Warringah area.
Application$275.00Fee for non-compliant system or system servicing more than ten persons for residents of Warringah area.

Administering agency

Northern Beaches 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
Northern Beaches Council

Operating address:
59A Old Barrenjoey Road
Avalon Beach, New South Wales 2107
Operating address:
Village Park
1 Park Street
Mona Vale, New South Wales 2103
Operating address:
725 Pittwater Road
Dee Why, New South Wales 2099
Operating address:
Town Hall, 1 Belgrave Street
Manly
NSW 2095
Mailing address:
PO BOX 882
Mona Vale, New South Wales 1660
Mailing address:
PO BOX 1336
Dee Why, New South Wales 2099
Mailing address:
PO BOX 82
Manly, New South Wales 1655

Phone:

02 9970 1111

Phone:

02 9942 2111

Phone:

02 9976 1500

Fax:

02 9970 1200

Fax:

02 9971 4522

Fax:

02 9976 1400

Website:

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