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.

Sewerage & greywater systems

Sewerage and greywater infrastructure requires special attention to keep our environment healthy and safe.

Greywater system
Greywater is domestic waste water generated from showers, baths, spas, wash basins and laundries which can be diverted for use on lawns and gardens. Toilet waste and kitchen sink greywater is excluded from being used in sewered areas as it is not suitable. ...
Septic system
A large number of properties in the Toowoomba Regional Council area are not connected to a reticulated sewerage system. The treatment and disposal of all wastewater generated on these properties must be undertaken by an on-site sewerage facility. ...
Drainage plans may be available for inspection and purchase from us by contacting 131 872. If the drainage plan on file for a property has been drawn by the Toowoomba Regional Council, it is available for purchase. Plans not drawn by us will require consent from the copyright owner. ...
Stormwater is rainwater that runs off surfaces such as lawns, roads, roofs, car parks and natural ground surfaces. Water that is unable to enter the underground drainage system will find its natural way to the nearest watercourse via overflow paths. These overflow paths are typically roadways, public reserves, pathways and often through flow through private property. Owner’s responsibilities You must maintain the stormwater pipes, gutters, downpipes, gully pits and any other component ...
Under the schedule dictionary in the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2002, greywater is domestic wastewater generated from the use of the shower, bath, hand basin, laundry tub, washing machine, kitchen sink and dishwasher. ...
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