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Plumbing & Drainage

The construction stage of the development journey involves plumbing and drainage works (both domestic and commercial).  It may also involve obtaining approvals, inspections, as constructed plans and on-site sewerage facilities.

To check if a property has been created in Council's system, refer to PD Online to search for a property.  If you are looking for building plans and documents for a Logan-based home, multiple dwelling or commercial building, Logan City Council may have copies - see Drainage Plans Online.

Plumbing and drainage applications

The plumbing and drainage applications listed below can be submitted via one of the following methods.

To pay for any plumbing and drainage applications via credit card, a Development Assessment Credit Card Payment Form (PDF 597 KB) is required.  Please note that a merchant service fee of 0.5% will be charged on credit card payments.

Domestic/residential applications

Plumbing and Drainage applications need to be submitted for approval of all new plumbing and drainage installations, with the option of Class 1a detached domestic dwellings on sewered property which may be approved under a Notification to Commence Regulated Work (NTCRW), from 3rd January 2017.  To submit a domestic plumbing application, the following needs to be undertaken:

  1. Complete a Domestic Application Checklist (PDF 52 KB)
  2. Complete a Compliance Assessment Application for Plumbing, Drainage and On-Site Sewerage Work form
  3. Pay a fee (as per the Domestic Application Checklist)

To submit a plumbing application for a Class 1a detached domestic dwelling on a sewered property, the following needs to be undertaken.

  1. Complete a Class 1a Certificate Submission Checklist (PDF 251 KB)
  2. Pay a fee (as per the Domestic Application Checklist)

Commercial applications

To submit a commercial plumbing application, the following needs to be undertaken:

  1. Complete a Commercial Application Checklist (PDF 52 KB)
  2. Pay a fee
  3. Complete a Compliance Assessment Application for Plumbing, Drainage and On-Site Sewerage Work form.

Compliance

Below is the application form for a visual compliance inspection of the plumbing and drainage installation:

Notifiable Minor Work

The State Government requires a Notifiable Minor Work (Form 4) to be lodged with the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) for any notifiable minor work under the Standard Plumbing and Drainage Regulation 2003 Schedule 2 Section 7 Part 1.  For further information please contact the QBCC on 139 333.

Installation of an on-site sewerage facility

To notify Council of the installation of an on-site sewerage facility, the following needs to be undertaken:

  1. Complete a Domestic Application Checklist (PDF 52 KB)
  2. Complete a Compliance Assessment Application for Plumbing, Drainage and On-Site Sewerage Work form
  3. Complete an On-Site Sewerage Facility: Installation and Commissioning Certificate form (PDF 78 KB)
  4. Pay a fee (as per the Domestic Application Checklist).

Notification of responsible person (Form 7)

A notification of responsible person form (Plumbing and Drainage Act 2002) is to be completed and signed by a licensed plumber, drainer or contractor and returned to Council before commencement of the installation and 24 hours prior to booking inspections.  To notify Council of the responsible person, the following needs to be undertaken:

  1. Complete a (Form 7) Notification of Responsible Person form (to be signed by a licensed plumber, drainer or contractor)
  2. Complete a Certification of Hydrostatic Testing form (PDF 78 KB)(to be submitted to Council within 10 days of the concealed pipework inspection date)

Installation of a backflow prevention device

To notify Council of the installation of a backflow device, the following needs to be undertaken:

  1. Submit a copy of Form 4 and Form 9 (refer to the Queensland Building and Construction Commission for notifiable work)

or

  1. Complete a Compliance Assessment Application for Plumbing, Drainage and On-Site Sewerage Work form
  2. Pay a fee

If Council approves the installation of a backflow device, an annual licence from Plumbing Services is required and a registration fee is payable.  For further information, please phone 07 3412 5269.

Decommissioning of a backflow prevention device

To decommission a backflow prevention device, the following needs to be undertaken:

  1. Submit a copy of Form 4 (refer to the Queensland Building and Construction Commission for notifiable work)
  2. Submit an Application for Decommissioning of a Backflow Prevention Device form (PDF 75 KB)

Decommissioning of a household sewerage treatment plant (HSTP) polishing unit

To decommission a HSTP polishing unit, the following needs to be undertaken:

  1. Complete an Application for Decommissioning of a HSTP Polishing Unit form (PDF 74 KB)
  2. Pay a fee

Plumbing plans and documents (including drainage plans search)

Domestic and commercial plans

As Constructed Plans show the location and physical details of the installed below-ground sanitary drainage system (pipes) within a residential or commercial property, including the connections from the fixtures on the property (e.g. toilets, sink) to the sewer infrastructure connection point, or the treatment plant in the case of a non-sewered area. Free online access to the plans Council holds is available via the Drainage Plans Online portal.

View online

For more information about Council's Drainage Plans Online service please refer to the fact sheet (PDF 232 KB).

Please note:  In some circumstances, due to local government almagamations, Logan City Council may not have plans available for properties located in the areas in the city's south formerly administered by the Beaudesert and Gold Coast councils.  This includes all records prior to 1995 for the former Beaudesert Shire Council.

If plans are not available online, please contact Council's Plumbing Services team on 07 3412 3412, or email your request to council@logan.qld.gov.au.  Council will investigate and advise whether records are available for the property - please allow 5-10 working days.  If there is no information available for a particular property, the property owner may need to engage a licensed plumbing contractor to locate on-site the installed sanitary drainage pipes.

Operational Works (sewer, water, stormwater and roofwater plans)

As Constructed Plans show the location and physical details of sewer lines, water mains, stormwater pipes, pits and roofwater lines - the category of plan required can be specified.  For enquiries relating to these plans for subdivisions and commercial developments (Operational Works), please contact Council's Road Infrastructure Planning team on 07 3412 5282.

To obtain sewer, water, stormwater and roofwater as constructed plans:

  1. Complete the Application for Supply of Services Information (PS3) form (PDF 52 KB)
  2. Pay the relevant fee (specified on the form) and submit the application to council@logan.qld.gov.au.

Inspections

Booked inspections are from Monday to Friday from 7am to 4pm. Alternative inspection times, outside normal office hours, may be requested but will incur an additional fee.

To book a plumbing inspection, call Council on 07 3412 4840 between 8am and 5pm.

For next day inspections, bookings must be made by 12pm (noon) the day prior.

To change an inspection time, one hour notice prior to the inspection is required.

Fees

Council's Plumbing Services Unit charges an application fee for all regulated plumbing work. The fee covers the assessment and normal inspection costs, but does not guarantee approval.

Inspections that are booked but not attended when required, or the work is not complete for inspection, incur a re-inspection fee. A new inspection time must be booked and a fee payable in advance.

On-site sewerage facilities

A Household Sewerage Treatment Plan (HSTP) and a Septic System are on-site sewerage facilities.  On-site sewerage facilities are facilities installed on the premises for the treatment of sewerage generated on the premises.  The resulting effluent is disposed of on the premises by either surface spray irrigation or by subsurface disposal or off the premises by a common effluent drainage system.  The on-site sewerage facility may also store sewerage generated on premises for disposal off the premises by a licensed contractor.

A person must not install, change or take away an on-site sewerage facility without the approval of Council.

The owner of an on-site sewerage facility must take all reasonable steps to keep the facility in good working order. Standard Household Sewerage Treatment Plans are required to be serviced annually or as required by the model approval.

A licensed service person must provide Council a report on the condition of the facility within one month after servicing the facility.

For new applications a site and soil assessment is needed to determine which type of on-site sewerage facility and effluent disposal system is appropriate for your premises.

The operation of On-Site Sewerage facilities is governed by Logan City Council's, Local Law No 13 and subordinate Local Law 13.1 (On-Site Sewerage Facilities Operation and Serving) 2012 gazetted 23 November 2012.

Household sewerage treatment plant (HSTP)

The owner needs to make an application to install an on-site sewerage facility and submit to Council:

Septic system

The owner needs to make an application to install an on-site sewerage facility and submit to Council:

Grey water treatment plant

The owner needs to make an application to install a grey water facility and submit to Council: