If your proposal is to install, alter, disconnect or remove any Council asset in relation to Byron Shire Councils reticulated Sewer and/or Potable Water supply systems (for example, water meters, water tappings, property sewer connections), you need approval under Section 68 of the Local Government Act prior to carrying out the works. These works must be carried out by a licensed plumber.
To apply for approval, complete an Activities Application Form and submit the application to Council together with the prescribed fee.
Download an Activity Application Form for Plumbing and Drainage Works(PDF, 295KB)
The fee is determined by the size/diameter of the connection required.
Once the application has been submitted and determined it is up to the applicant to liaise with a licensed plumber to carry out the approved work.
It is the licensed plumber's responsibility to have the site ready for the Council to perform the new connection to the water and/or sewer mains (often referred to as the “tapping”), all other works are completed by the plumber.
Council will then provide a water meter connection to the site (if applied for).
If you need a diagram/map of Council's assets relevant to your job (ie. location of storm water (pipes swales), sewer pipes, water, etc), you can email Council and request a copy of the map.
Request a copy of Council's Asset map.