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Existing Developments

Application for Approval of Plumbing and Drainage Work on Private Land (230kB PDF)

This form is to be used for:

  • vacant lot in approved subdivision where there is an existing sewer junction
  • re-connection of a previous sewer disconnection in the same location

No Existing Sewer Junction

Application for Alter Council's Water or Sewer Infrastructure (283kB PDF)

This form is to be used for:

  • new subdivision
  • where there has never been a sewer connection before

Sewage Ejection Pump Stations

Application for Sewage Ejection Pump Station (369kB PDF)

This form is to be used following approval for connection to Council's existing sewerage system where the sewer can't gravitate from the property to Council's sewer. For more details contact the Water and Wastewater Office and request to speak with the Planning and Assets team on 02 6670 2460.

Connection Guidelines

  • Council will advise you whether the new connection can go ahead. This will depend on a number of factors, including the proximity of the property to Council's sewer and whether or not the property is rated for sewer
  • A plumber may only connect to the wastewater junction point after the development and building applications have been approved and the property is rated for sewer
  • Section 64 Developer Charges may apply when connecting to Council's Sewer Infrastructure and must be paid before connection is permitted. Council will advise if this is applicable for your property
  • All wastewater connections must be installed according to Council's Standard Drawings and specifications
  • In accordance with plumbing standards, adequate drainage must be considered when determining the floor level relative to the sewer connection point


Disconnection of the wastewater service may be required if a property is to be redeveloped and/or existing dwellings are to be demolished or removed.

Permanent Sewer Junction Disconnection

Application for a Permanent Sewer Junction Disconnection (369kB PDF)

Note: Council will provide you with a quotation for the work. Permanent sewer junction disconnections are carried out by Council.

Temporary Sewer Junction Disconnection

Application for Approval of Plumbing and Drainage Work on Private Land (230kB PDF)

Note: Temporary sewer disconnections can be carried out by a Qualified Licensed Plumber once approval from Council is received.

How to locate sewer infrastructure
How to request a new wastewater junction
Sewer Ejection Pump Stations
Council is not responsible for unblocking house drains

Frequently Asked Questions

As a Property Owner, what are my responsibilities relating to wastewater systems?

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