Approval to Perform Sewerage Work - New South Wales

Description

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

To be eligible for this approval you will need to be a licensed plumber and/or drainer.

Please consult the Council or Sydney Water for specific details about this approval.

Duration

As specified on the approval.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application Sole Trader, Company, Partnership, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other

Please consult the Council or Sydney Water for information on fees to be submitted.

Forms

Task Resources
Apply Application for Approval to Perform Sewerage Work - Please consult the Council or Sydney Water for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

Ryde City Council

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Enquiries Officer

Operating address: 1 Pope Street
Ryde, New South Wales 2112
Mailing address: Locked Bag 2069
North Ryde
NSW 1670
Phone: 02 99528222
Fax: 02 99528070
Email: cityofryde@ryde.nsw.gov.au
Website: Ryde City Council (Opens in new window)