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The Plumbing and Drainage Act 2018 divides plumbing and drainage work into the following categories;
Compliance Assessable Work is more complex in nature than other types of plumbing and drainage work, as it has a higher risk of failure. Prior to works commencement, you are require to obtain a Compliance Permit Approval from the Local Government entity, approving such works.
In order to lodge a Plumbing and Drainage Application, you will need to complete Department of Housing and Public Works Form 1 and Form 7, and submit to Council relevant building plans (floor plan, site plan etc.), on-site design (If
All forms can be found on the Department of Housing and Public Works website.
Once a Compliance Permit has been issued and work have commenced, contact Council's Built Environment Team to arrange an inspection.
Hinchinbrook Shire Council has a
Council staff accepts plumbing and drainage applications and undertake supporting administrative processes.
Notifiable Work is common, everyday plumbing and draining work performed by plumbers and drainers on existing residential buildings such as Dwelling (Class 1a structures).
You must be a licensed person to perform notifiable work and ensure you only perform the work covered by your license (for example, a licensed drainer can perform notifiable drainage work).
Notifiable work can include:
Minor work must be performed by a Queensland Building Construction Commission (QBCC) licensee but doesn’t need to be approved by the Local Government or reported to QBCC.
Some examples may include:
Anyone can undertake Unregulated Work. You are not required to be licensed nor do you need approval by QBCC or Local Government (which includes reporting).
If you aren’t a QBCC licensee and want to carry out unregulated plumbing work, you must still meet the minimum standards of work under the relevant legislation and codes.
Common examples of Unregulated Work may include:
Checklists and other documentation can be found below.