On 1 July 2019 the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2018 and Plumbing and Drainage Regulation 2019 will commence. Section 40 of the regulation requires Council to either opt in or out of providing fast-track work permits on works related dwelling and sheds.
Council resolved at an ordinary meeting on 19 June 2019, not to process applications relating to permits for work to be carried out in its local government area as fast-track applications.
Opting out of providing fast-track work permits will result in a maximum 10 day assessment period with the same deemed approval rights. Council’s current average approval capacity is two to five days. Therefore Council has opted out of providing fast-track work permits due to resource levels.
For further information, contact Council’s plumbing department on 1300 308 461.