Approval to Install/Alter and Operate an On-site Sewage Management System
The Local Government Act 1993 requires councils to regulate the installation, monitor the operation and keep a register of all on-site sewage management systems (OSMS) within a local government area. Under this legislation, Snowy Monaro Regional Council regulates the installation and operation of OSMS.
Approval to Install an On-site Sewage Management System
An Approval to Install/Alter an OSMS is a one-off approval. It is required before an OSMS is installed and before any work is done to an existing system (e.g. replacement of an absorption trench, upgrades to the OSMS, or additional plumbing fixtures and bedrooms being added to the house). Approvals to Install/Alter an OSMS are processed by Council's Development Assessment Team.
Approval to Operate an On-site Sewage Management System
An Approval to Operate an OSMS has an expiry date and requires renewal for the life of the system. The length of the approval and frequency of renewal is dependent on risk (high or low) and use type (domestic or non-domestic). An Application to Transfer Approval to Operate an OSMS is also required when/if the property changes ownership. The requirement for ongoing approval ensures that an OSMS is continuing to meet environmental and health performance standards.
Application Forms Please contact council using the below details to ask for the following forms:
Application to install an On-site Sewerage Management System New development installing an On-site Sewage management System.