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Section 68 Approvals

Section 68 of the Local Government Act 1993 requires that a person obtain Council approval for a variety of works. A list of the most common approvals sought from Council is provided below:

  • Install a manufactured home, moveable dwelling or associated structure on land
  • Operate a caravan park or camping ground
  • Operate a manufactured home estate
  • Install a domestic oil or solid fuel heating appliance
  • Install or operate amusement devices
  • Use a standing vehicle or any article for the purpose of selling any article in a public place
  • Carry out water supply, sewerage or storm water work
  • Transport waste over or under a public place
  • Install and/or operate a system of sewage management


Onsite Sewage Management System Approval

Applications for Operation of an Onsite Sewage Management System will require:

  • Lodgement of the Development, Building and Subdivision Application Form ensuring you:
    • Check the box next to Approval under Sec. 68 of the Local Government Act 1993,
    • Complete sections A-E & G, and
    • Make sure all the property owners have signed the form under Section B;
  • Full specifications of the proposed system; and
  • Site plan showing the location of system and disposal area

Further information can be obtained by contacting Council’s Building Surveyors on (02) 6728 8200.

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Last modified 16-Jan-2020



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