Approval to Perform Sewerage Work - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this approval if you intend to carry out sewerage work in NSW.

Sewerage work includes any activity (e.g. construction, alteration, maintenance, repair, etc) that affects pipes or fittings that connect, directly or indirectly, with a public sewer or a septic tank (or similar effluent disposal system).

There are multiple stages to getting your proposed sewerage work approved, with different authorities responsible for different aspects of the approval process, for instance:

  • You have to apply to the relevant local Council for approval to conduct sewerage work (this will often be done as part of a Development Application process);
  • If the work will be conducted on infrastructure that will connect to a public sewerage and drainage network operated by Hunter Water or Sydney Water you will also need to get their approval for the proposed work; and
  • A Notice of Work must be submitted to NSW Fair Trading (or a delegated authority) to provide them with an opportunity to inspect all plumbing and drainage work to ensure that it meets the required standards.

Please note that plumbing and drainage work can only be carried out in NSW by individuals that hold the relevant professional licences.

Please consult the relevant authority for further information.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

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

Duration

As specified on the approval.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Fees for this approval vary depending on the cost of the project. Please refer to the Council's fees and charges or consult the Contact Officer.

Administering agency

Port Macquarie-Hastings 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
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council


Operating address:
17 Burrawan Street
Port Macquarie
NSW 2444
Mailing address:
PO BOX 84
Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444

Phone:

02 65818111

Fax:

02 65818123
council@pmhc.nsw.gov.au

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