Section 68 of the Local Government Act 1993 specifies a range of activities where approvals are required to be obtained from the local council. These are often in addition to standard development application (DA) requirements and are known as Section 68 approvals.
You will need a Section 68 approval to install, construct or alter a waste treatment device, or a human waste storage facility such as a septic tank, or, a drain connected to such a facility or device. Applications for these approvals are lodged through the NSW Planning Portal.
Supporting Documents for Applications
The following supporting documents will be required as part of an application to install or alter:
- Geotechnical waste water report
Conducted by a suitable qualified person to ensure the system is design to suit the environment and operate efficiently.
- Site plan
Showing boundary outlines, use of adjoining properties e.g. rural dwelling, road, reserve etc. Also showing the location of all buildings existing and proposed, and any rivers, creeks, drainage gullies, dams or environmentally sensitive areas.
- Details of system to be installed
Including information on type, make and model, any type of surface irrigation and details of any raised garden beds.
You will need create an account, if you don’t have one already and lodge the application and supporting information through the NSW Planning portal.
Your application will be acknowledged and you will receive a fee quote. Once fee payment has been received, council will assess your application and may request further information if required.
Council will then make a determination on your application and let you know the outcome.
The NSW Planning portal is a State Government managed system. For enquiries relating to the Planning Portal, please call 1300 305 695 or email email@example.com.