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
Apply Application Sole Trader, Company, Partnership, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $118.00 -
Apply Miscellaneous Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $118.00 Fee for local government report if required.

Administering agency

City of Bunbury

Contact details

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

Duty Officer, Environmental Health Services

Operating address: 4 Stephen Street
Bunbury
WA 6230
Mailing address: PO BOX 21
Bunbury, Western Australia 6230
Phone: 08 9792 7100
Email: records@bunbury.wa.gov.au
Website: City of Bunbury (Opens in new window)