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For Plumbers

​​Coffs Harbour Council is responsible for the regulation of plumbing and drainage works undertaken within the Coffs Harbour Local Government Area.  Council works with the plumbing industry to ensure that all plumbing and drainage is carried out in accordance with the relevant standards.

All plumbing and drainage work must comply with the Plumbing Code of Australia and Australia Standard AS/NZS 3500.  Regulated plumbing and drainage work must be undertaken by a NSW licensed plumber.

Maintenance and repair of water service and sewerage mains

Council is generally responsible for the maintenance, repair and renewal of the reticulated water supply system from Council’s mains supply to the water meter and from Council’s sewer main to the connect point of the premises within the property boundary.  The property owner is responsible for the maintenance and repair of all other water supply and sewerage drainage works within the property boundary. Learn more about water and sewer services.

Connection to Council’s Potable Water Supply

If the premises are within an area that is served by Council’s reticulated water supply and you want to connect to that supply it will be necessary to complete Council’s Water Service Agreement. The fee for this is determined by the size/diameter of the connection required. Once the application has been submitted and determined Council will then provide a metered connection to the site.

Approval to Connect / Carry Out Plumbing or Drainage Work

Council approval is required to undertake or modify any sanitary plumbing and drainage work or install an On-site Sewage Management System.  This includes undertaking any minor or major works such as plumbing and drainage works involved with minor alterations, renovations, additions or the relocation of an existing drainage line. Approval is also required to connect or disconnect from Council’s sewer or water supply systems or if you intend to carry out any work which may affect these systems. Find out more about Sanitary Plumbing and Drainage works. 

Install or Amend an On-Site Sewage Management System

Council plays a regulatory role in the correct installation, amendment and inspection of On-Site Sewer Management Systems (OSSM), historically known as septic systems.

Learn more about installing or amending an OSSM.

Overflow Relief Gully installation Requirements

Careful consideration is needed at the commencement of the job to establish expectations about finished floor and external ground levels and the appropriate placement of the Overflow Relief Gully  (ORG) to enable compliance with the finished height requirements. The ORG instillation requirements are minimum requirements that need to be complied with.

Final Inspection of completed plumbing and drainage works

Council's fee and charges incorporate an inspection component to carry our a final inspection of the work to ensure that it meets the relevant standards and that there are no matters that could impact upon Council's sewer and water infrastructure. Find out more about final inspections.

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