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As part of your project there are likely to be new stormwater, water or sewer connections, driveway crossings or similar work. Such work requires Council approval to ensure it complies with the relevant standards.
Council approval is required for the following under the provisions of S68 Local Government Act 1993:
Solid fuel heaters.
Other Section 68 approvals include activities not related to building works such as waste management, activities on community land or public roads. You must complete this application form for a section 68 approval.
Council approval is required for any work within the road reserve and this is called a Road Opening Permit. This is to ensure public safety is maintained and that there is no liability or risk imposed on Council. Council approval is required for the following types of building related activities under the provisions of S138 Roads Act 1993:
You can apply for a section 68 approval on your development application or you can fill out a separate form. You must complete a separate form for a road opening permit.
Generally each form has targeted questions/diagrams for the relevant application. However, the more information you can provide the better we can understand and process your application. For example, a diagram showing the proposed stormwater lines may be required with an application.
The following water, sewer and drainage inspections are required to be carried out by Council even if Council has not been appointed the Principal Certifying Authority (PCA) for the building work: