Approval to Construct or Install an Apparatus for the Treatment of Sewage - Western Australia

Description

You will require this approval if you intend to construct or install an apparatus for the treatment of sewage or the disposal of effluent and liquid wastes. A sewerage apparatus includes septic tanks, aerobic treatment units, compost toilets and any other apparatus used for the treatment of sewage.

The following types of apparatus must be approved by the council:

  • An apparatus that services a single dwelling.
  • An apparatus that services a building which produces no more than 540 litres of sewage per day.

If the apparatus services multiple dwellings, or a building that produces more than 540 litres of sewage per day, you must contact the Department for approval. These applications must be accompanied by a report from the council on whether or not approval should be granted (a local government report).

It is illegal to install a sewerage apparatus without an approval. It is also an offence to commission a system prior to inspection and approval from the council.

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 show that the system is of an approved design and manufacture, and that it is properly sized and is suitable.

Duration

As indicated on the approval.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
General Miscellaneous Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $140.00 Fee for local government report.
Apply Application Sole Trader, Company, Partnership, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $51.00 Application accompanied by a local government report.
Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $118.00 Application without a local government report.

Administering agency

City of Albany

Contact details

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

Environmental Health Officer, Environmental Health

Operating address: 102 North Road
Yakamia
WA 6330
Mailing address: PO BOX 484
Albany DC, Western Australia 6331
Phone: 08 9841 9333
Fax: 08 9841 4099
Email: staff@albany.wa.gov.au