Applications for Plumbing and Drainage

A community unlike any other

Explore inspiring articles, discover events, connect with locals and learn more about Coffs Harbour City Council.

20 Years of Storytime

20 Years of Storytime

Coffs Harbour Libraries is celebrating 20 years of Storytime with a special storytime and cake...

Read more
Naming Rights

Naming Rights Sponsor

Coffs Harbour City Council is seeking a Naming Rights Sponsor for Coffs Harbour International Sports Stadium, currently known as C.ex Coffs International Stadium...

Read more
Around the World

Young People - Have Your Say

Council is keen to hear from young people about how they would like to contribute to the planning of services and facilities within the LGA...

Read more
View all news

Latest News

Cultural Civic Space

Dog Destroyed and Owner Fined and Banned after Attack

A pet owner has been banned from keeping a dog for life and his dog destroyed after an attack in which two alpacas were killed ...

Read more
SummerSalt

Big Names Coming to Coffs

The news that SummerSalt will be bringing some of Australia’s biggest music names to Coffs Harbour in February 2019 has been greeted with delight...

Read more
First Sikh Temple

First Sikh Temple Receives Historic Recognition

The First Sikh Temple in Woolgoolga – the earliest example of a purpose-built Sikh temple in Australia – is to be designated as a place of local historical interest...

Read more
View all news

Applications for Plumbing and Drainage

 

​What Work Is Being Done?

Which Form Is Required?​

New Se​wer Connection

Carry Out Sanitary Plumbing and Drainage and / or install Amend Onsite Sewer Management System

​Amend Existing Housing Drainage (Sewer)

As above

​New OSSM and New Plumbing and Drainage for new work

​As above

​Amend existing house drainage (includes changes to existing septic tank and drainfield)

​As above

​Amend existing house drainage (OSSM)

​As above


If you are install or amending an onsite sewer management system Council provides specific information on OSSM

The licensed plumber engaged to carry out work is required to submit a range of documents to Council.  The following documents must be submitted within the specified time period:

Before work starts your plumber must submit:

When work is completed

There are no fees associated with the submission of the above notices or the sewage service diagram.  The documentation provides an important record of the completed works and details of the responsible plumber.  The documentation is also widely sought in association with property sale, planning for alterations and additions and most importantly undertaking investigation work to assist with system failures. 

The failure to submit the required documentation may result in the commencement of compliance and enforcement action being taken against the approval holder and the responsible plumber.

About booking inspections

Council will not accept a booking request unless you have supplied a notice of works and an application.

Inspection booking requests and the submission of a notice of works, a Certificate of Compliance and a Sewer Services Diagram are mandatory requirements. Failure to comply with the approval is an offence under the Local Government Act, the Plumbing and Drainage Act and associated Regulations and may result in compliance action, including fines.

Inspection booking requests must be submitted to Council by no later than 4.30pm the day prior to an inspection being carried out by calling 02 6648 4000.

Inspections will generally be accepted as either an AM booking (10.30am to 12.30pm) or a PM booking (1.30PM to 3.30PM) with inspections undertaken Monday to Friday.

Inspection bookings must be submitted for the following works prior to covering or backfilling:

  • All external drainage including the point of connection to Councils sewer
  • All drainage (internal and external) including trade waste
  • Work that did not comply with an earlier inspection
  • Sealing of disused services (water and sewer)
  • Any work relating to the installation or modification of an on-site sewage management system
  • The effluent disposal field associated with an on-site sewage management system
  • Final inspection at the completion of work and prior to premises being occupied

Council’s inspecting officer will make contact and advise in the event that an inspection booking request will not be undertaken.