Drainage connection permits
When you need a drainage connection permit
A drainage connection permit is required before connecting to, or interfering with, Council’s drainage system. This includes an underground drain or the kerb and channel.
This permit allows Council officers to check the drainage system whenever a new connection or alteration to Council’s drains is carried out by private development.
This permit is required by the Council Environmental and Civic Assets Local Law 2014 (DOC 313Kb).
A drainage connection permit application incurs a fee. This fee is reviewed yearly.
The 2016-17 fee for a drainage connection permit from Council is $335.50, including GST.
How to apply for a drainage connection permit
Complete the Drainage Connection Request form (DOC 150Kb) and forward to Council:
- Submit the application form (attention Engineering Services)
- Post your application to Moreland City Council, Locked Bag 10, Moreland 3058 or
- Bring your application in person to a Council Customer Service Centre.
Council will then provide you with an invoice which has a reference number to pay the permit fee.
- Pay the fee online through Council's website as a building, planning or city infrastructure fee payment, or
- Pay the fee in person at a Council Customer Service Centre.
What happens after you apply
Once your application has been received, Council will inspect the site.
If the application is approved, you will receive the permit(s) in the mail.
If your application is not successful, you will be advised in writing by Council.