Submit a plumbing and drainage application

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The following information aims to assist applicants to successfully submit an application for plumbing and drainage work to Council. Application submission options and application requirements are listed below.

Toowoomba Regional Council offers a drawing service to help you complete your plumbing and drainage application.

× Toowoomba Regional Council has opted out of fast track approvals. A 10 day approval process applies.

 


How to submit an application

There are three ways to submit a plumbing and drainage application. These are listed below.

1. Online

Plumbing and drainage applications can be easily submitted and paid for using the online customer service portal, 24/7. It allows applicants to track the progress of their applications submitted through the portal by using one user account per business/individual with ease. 

Council encourages use of this service wherever possible. Register today to benefit from the full value and use of the portal!

Further information about the portal can be found in the 'Submit your development application online' article.

2. Email

Applications can be emailed via development@tr.qld.gov.au.

3. In person

Applications can be submitted in person to your local customer service centre.

 

Application requirements

Mandatory requirements for all applications

Form 1 permit work - complete & signed
◻ Supplementary to Form 1 checklist - this document assists applicants with calculating the required application fee and determining mandatory requirements.
◻ Applicable fee

Other mandatory requirements for each specific type of application are below:

Miscellaneous permit work (demountable buildings/pods/sub meter installation)

◻ Floor plan with scale bar showing all fixtures
◻ Fully dimensioned site plans showing all current & proposed structures, sub-meter locations and/or backflow prevention devices (if applicable)

Residential sewered

◻ 1x hydraulic plan with scale bar identifying all fixtures, include Overflow Relief Gullies (ORG), venting, inspection openings (IO’s), vent stack (VS) and sub-meter location/installation (as per 2.03 Water Infrastructure Policy - sub metering guidelines & specifications)
◻ A copy of the soil classification report (as per section 5 on Form 1)
◻ 1x floor plan with scale bar
◻ 1x site plan with scale bar indicating stub location and rainwater tank
◻ Does the application require a new meter? If yes, please refer to Toowoomba Regional Council’s Water and Waste Services (131 872) for more information on lodging an application for a water meter.

Residential unsewered

◻ 1x site and soil report for the on-site sewerage facility proposal
◻ 1x site plans showing the location of the proposed or existing on-site facility, the land application area and all existing structures on the property
◻ A copy of the soil classification report (as per section 5 on Form 1)
◻ A copy of the articulation report (as per section 5 on Form 1)
◻ The distance from the land application area to the boundary of the property
◻ The distance from the land application area to all impervious surfaces of the premise i.e. concrete paths and paved areas

Commercial sewered (includes commercial class 10’s, housing developments and civil services)

◻ 1x hydraulic plan with scale car identifying all fixtures, include ORG, venting, IO’s, VS, tempered, hot, cold and rainwater
◻ A copy of the soil classification report (as per section 5 on Form 1)
◻ A copy of the articulation report (as per section 5 on Form 1)
◻ 1x floor plan with scale bar
◻ 1x site plan with scale bar indicating stub location and rainwater tank
◻ 1x architectural drawing and elevations
◻ 1x civil hydraulics
◻ 1x stormwater drawings
◻ Does this application require a fire service?
◻ Will trade waste be discharged from the premise? If yes, please refer to the trade waste articles for more information on lodging an application for trade waste.
◻ Does the application require a new meter? If yes, please refer to the Water meter connections article for more information on lodging an application for a water meter.

Commercial unsewered

◻ 1x site plan and soil report for on-site sewerage facility proposal
◻ 1x site plans showing the location of the proposed or existing on-site facility, the land application area and all existing structures on the property
◻ 1x hydraulic plan with scale car identifying all fixtures, include ORG, venting, IO’s, VS, tempered, hot, cold and rainwater
◻ A copy of the soil classification report (as per section 5 on Form 1)
◻ A copy of the articulation report (as per section 5 on Form 1)
◻ 1x floor plan with scale bar
◻ 1x site plan with scale bar indicating rainwater tank
◻ 1x architectural drawing and elevations
◻ 1x civil hydraulics
◻ 1x stormwater drawings
◻ Engineers design for expansion control of sanitary drainage
◻ Does this application require a fire service?
◻ Will trade waste be discharged from the premise? If yes, please refer to the trade waste articles for more information on lodging an application for trade waste.
◻ Does the application require a new meter? If yes, please refer to the Water meter connections article for more information on lodging an application for a water meter.

Alterations and finals

Drain connections (not Council drawn plans)

◻ 1x site plan with scale bar indicating stub location
◻ 1x floor plan

For an unsewered site

◻ 1x site plan showing the location of the proposed or existing on-site facility, land application area and all existing structures on the property
◻ Engineers design for expansion control of sanitary drainage

Shop/office fitout or grease trap

◻ 1x site and building layout plan

 

Plumbing application drawing service

You can use Council's drawing service for:

  • Domestic dwelling (sewered) - Council offers a drawing service for drainage plans up to 36 fixtures
  • On-Site sewerage facility to sewer conversion – Council offers a drawing service for drainage plans up to 36 fixtures
  • Alterations to domestic sewered dwellings and sheds (if Council has drawn previously)
Last Updated: Wednesday, 10 July 2019 14:26
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