Development on properties connected to CWMS

Certain developments on your property require Council approval.

If your property is connected to the CWMS, you may require additional approvals for CWMS works or on-site wastewater works.

Activity

Water Operations

Environmental Health

Connection to CWMS (includes new connections, drain extensions and modifications)

x

 

Trade waste approvals or changes in trade waste agreements

x

 

Installation of a new trade waste system

x

x

Building a new house

 

x

Installation of a new septic tank

 

x

Additions to an existing building that include plumbing works

 

x

Installation or modification of a swimming pool

x

 

Installation or modification of a spa

x

 

Draining a swimming pool or spa

x

 

Installation of a pumped septic system

x

x

 

Applications

Subdividing properties connected to CWMS

As a part of the land division process, Council will determine what is required to achieve new CWMS connections for the proposed development.

A separate CWMS application will need to be lodged for a full assessment and a quote to be prepared. Costs associated with alterations to the CWMS and new connections to the CWMS need to be paid by the land owner prior to final clearance of the land division. For more details refer to the CWMS FAQs.

Building over CWMS infrastructure

In general, Council will not approve the construction of any structure over or under any CWMS infrastructure. This is to ensure that Council has access to its infrastructure for maintenance and repair purposes. For more details refer to the CWMS FAQs, or read Council's Easements Management Policy(PDF, 106KB)

Swimming pools and spas

If your property is connected to CWMS, and you have or want to install a swimming pool or spa, approval is required. Submit your application using the CWMS online application form 

Unauthorised discharges into the CWMS can create serious environmental health issues for other customers on the same line due to the increased pressure in the network.  For more information refer to the EPA website(PDF, 188KB)