Cassowary Coast Regional Council

Lodging a Plumbing & Drainage Application Lodging a Plumbing & Drainage Application

A  permit is required for all plumbing and drainage work which is not included in the schedules of notifiable work, minor work or unregulated work in accordance with the Plumbing and Drainage Act.

Plumbing and drainage work must be carried out by a licensed plumber and drainer, and a permit is required before work commences.

To check if a plumber or drainer holds a current licence, please contact the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC).

 

A Development Application for Plumbing and Drainage Work needs to include the following documentation

 

Documents required for an application for a permit for a Class 1a or 10a Building:

  • Plumbing Form 1 (Permit work application for Plumbing, Drainage and On-site sewerage work)
  • Plumbing and drainage Site Plan 
  • A Floor Plan of the proposed building showing any proposed plumbing fixtures
  • A plan showing the Elevations of the proposed building
  • Plumbing Form 7 Notification of Responsible Person
  • If the proposed work involves installing sanitary drainage, the application must also be accompanied by:
    • A Site Classification Report, complying with AS2870-2011, for the premises; and
    • If the soil classification for the premises under AS2870-2011 is H, E or P, a design showing the articulation of the sanitary drainage for the premises.

 

Documents required for an application for a permit for a Class 2 to 9 Building: 

  • Plumbing Form 1 (Permit work application for Plumbing, Drainage and On-site sewerage work)
  • Plumbing and drainage Site Plan 
  • A Floor Plan of the proposed building 
  • A plan showing the Elevations of the proposed building
  • Plumbing Form 7 Notification of Responsible Person
  • For sanitary drainage, a plan showing:
    • All proposed fixtures;
    • The proposed design and location of all sanitary drains;
    • The location, size and invert levels of each sewerage system connection point;
    • The proposed location and finished surface level of each overflow relief gully;
    • The proposed location of any reflux valves or inspection points.
  • If the proposed work involves installing sanitary drainage, the application must also be accompanied by:
    • A Site Classification Report, complying with AS2870-2011, for the premises; and
    • If the soil classification for the premises under AS2870-2011 is H, E or P, a design showing the articulation of the sanitary drainage for the premises.
  • Water supply, for a water service, a plan showing:
    • All proposed fixtures
    • The proposed design and location of all water supply pipes
    • The location and size of each connection point to the service provider's water supply systems;
    • The details of any other supply of water on the premises;
    • The size and location of any water meters proposed to be installed on the premises;
    • The proposed location and type of any testable backflow prevention devices.

 

Additional documents required for an application for a permit that includes a greywater use facility:

In addition to the documents mentioned above, the following documents will also be required to support an application that includes a greywater use facility:

  • A plan showing:
    • The type, size and location of any greywater treatment plant;
    • The location and levels of any connection points to the greywater use facility or the sanitary drainage;
    • Details of the proposed use of the greywater, and if the use includes a land application area, the proposed layout of the area including minimum setback distances prescribed in the Queensland Plumbing and Wastewater Code (QPWC)
  • If the application involves the use of a greywater treatment plant, a copy of the treatment plant approval.
  • If the application involves the use of a land application area, a site and soil evaluation report for the premises is required to be submitted.

 

Additional documents required for an application for a permit that includes an on-site sewerage facility:

In addition to the documents mentioned above, the following documents will also be required to support an application that includes an on-site sewage use facility:

  • A plan showing:
    • The type, size and location of the on-site sewage treatment plant;
    • The location and levels of any connection points to the on-site sewage treatment plant;
    • Details of the proposed layout of any land application area including minimum setback distances prescribed in the  Queensland Plumbing and Wastewater Code (QPWC)
  • If the application involves the use of a secondary on-site sewage treatment plant, a copy of the treatment plant approval.
  • A site and soil evaluation report for the premises.

 

Please note that where a plan is submitted as part of an application for a permit, the plan must:

  • Be drawn to scale
  • Show enough detail to allow local government to assess the proposed work
  • Show the details of the person who prepared the plan, including the person's name, licence number or registration number or experience which is relevant to the work.

 

Application fees as per Council`s schedule of Fees & Charges will apply:

A completed Plumbing Form 1 with the items listed above and the applicable application fee must be lodged with Council either via email (shown below),by post or over the counter.  See Contact Council for office locations and the postal address.

Building North: Shared.BuildingNorth@ccrc.qld.gov.au 

Building South: Shared.BuildingSouth@ccrc.qld.gov.au

 

Permits:

When a Development Application for Plumbing and Drainage Work is lodged with Council it will be given a development application (DA) number. Council then has 10 business days to issue a permit or request further information.

A Permit for Plumbing and Drainage Work (with or without on-site sewerage facilities) advises of the conditions and mandatory inspections necessary to enable the regulated plumbing and drainage work to be carried out.  A Final Inspection Certificate will be issued after a compliant Final Plumbing Inspection.

For residential sites, garbage bins will be automatically ordered and delivered to the site once a Final Inspection Certificate for plumbing and drainage work has been issued.

For commercial buildings, a plumbing and drainage Final Inspection Certificate must be issued before obtaining a building final Certificate of Classification.