Install or Alter a Septic Tank System
Report and Consent
A Report and Consent may be required on advice from a Builder Surveyor in order to enable the issuing of a building permit. It is a simple assessment of:
- Wastewater infrastructure on a site, and/or
- Viability of a site to take on wastewater if a septic system were installed.
Council has 14 days in which to issue a Report and Consent, however this timeline is extended if Council needs you to provide more information.
A Report and Consent is not a Permit to Install or Alter.
Council only recommends getting a Report and Consent when:
- Required by a building surveyor, but a septic permit will not also be needed
- Trying to get a building permit issued quickly, for example to get approval for a building loan