Stormwater Legal Point of Discharge
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The legal point of discharge is a location specified by Council where stormwater from a property must be discharged.
The legal point of discharge is usually to a council managed drain such as a pipe, pit, Kerb & channel or open drain. Council is regularly requested to give direction on the legal point of discharge for both existing properties and the redevelopment of residential, commercial and industrial developments.
Legal point of discharge
The location of the legal point of discharge from an allotment must be obtained in relation to an application for a building permit. Council requires that a “Storm Water Discharge Point Application” be completed and the appropriate fees be paid.
Discharge Point & Application Fee: $59.62
An application for a storm water discharge point requires the Council to search for and approve an appropriate discharge point. This may involve a site inspection and verification of existing drainage on the site. Applications require 5 days for processing. The application is to include the site identification and a building layout plan.
All connection works are to be inspected by Council. Connection inspections can be arranged by contacting Council on (03) 5559 4800.
It is the responsibility of the customer to ensure that Council is given a minimum of 2 days notice for an inspection of the connection. A fee will apply for inspections requested at short notice (<2 days), and for repeat inspections.
The connection is not to be covered until approval is given.
The property owner is required to construct and maintain the property connection to the satisfaction of Council.
Standard Drawing WCC 44 Property Connections.