On 3 July 2017, the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 will be replaced by the Planning Act 2016, creating a new planning system for Queensland. This means there will be changes in some of your dealings with Council, especially when going through the development application process with Council. Visit the Queensland Government planning reform website for further information on the changes.

From this date, you will also see changes under the ‘Planning & Building’ section of Council’s website. This includes changes to the menu structure, and new content articles. All the existing content will still be available. After 3 July, if you are having any issues finding content within the new structure, please contact Council’s Technical Advice Officers on 131 872.

Plumbing approvals & inspections

All plumbing work in Queensland is regulated by state government legislative requirements. This work can be categorised as compliance assessable work, notifiable work, minor work and unregulated work.

Plumber installing pipes
All plumbing work in Queensland is regulated by state government legislative requirements. There are four categories: 1) Compliance assessable work - requires council approval, assessment and inspection  2) Notifiable work - does not require council approval but must be performed by an appropriately licensed person and the Plumbing Industry Council notified ...
Man looking at tap
Plumbing inspections are required for work that is covered by approval, during and on completion of work. To receive a compliance certificate at the completion of plumbing and drainage works, the final inspection must be completed and approved. The final inspection must be within 7 days of the work being completed. ...
Backflow occurs because a condition exists in a water supply system that will cause back-siphonage or back-pressure. Back-siphonage can occur on a property through a vacuum created in the water supply system. An example of back-siphonage would be a pipeline breakage, undersized pipework or high withdrawal rates. Back-pressure can occur within properties when high pressure is generated downstream by pumps, thermal expansion or elevation. ...
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