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Shoalhaven City Council is the regulator of plumbing and drainage on behalf of NSW Fair Trading within the Shoalhaven Local Government area.
All plumbing and drainage work carried out in the Shoalhaven Local Government area must comply with the Plumbing Code of Australia and Australia Standard AS/NZS 3500 and all work must be undertaken by a NSW licensed plumber.
You need to obtain Council approval if you are planning to connect or disconnect with any of Council’s:
This includes any major or minor plumbing and drainage works involved with:
Council approval is also required for sanitary drainage work being carried out on properties connected to On-site Sewage Management Systems (Septic Systems).
Emergency works and replacement of old for new works, involving no additional or relocated fixtures, do not require approval
Council is required to conduct inspections for the following:
To book an inspection contact:
External showers are to comply with the following Council requirements:
Floor waste gullies shall be installed with an accessible removable grate and have a riser of not less than DN 80 to finished floor level. Where the sole function of the floor waste gully is to dispose of water spillage and wash-down water, a minimum DN 50 riser may be used. Reference AS3500.2.
Channel grates must have a minimum DN 80 outlet, unless the shower waste water is going through the floor waste gully.
The charged line to an above ground rainwater tank is to have a flush point installed at the lowest reduced level (RL) into a 450mm x 450mm pit to enable the line to be flushed. This is to prevent the line becoming blocked.
The pit must overflow to an approved absorption trench or to Council's approved stormwater disposal connection.
All excavation, backfilling and landscaping works must not result in:
Last updated on 27 June 2022