You may need a Planning Permit, Building Permit or both to install a rainwater tank.

How to use this guide

To help you work out which permits you need, begin at Step 1 and answer the questions one at a time. You will be asked to look at overlay information and to consider the design of the installation.

You will also learn how to prevent health and safety risks associated with rainwater tanks.

Before you begin

Check for easements on your property. When an easement is obstructed, it can prevent important maintenance work and block the flow of stormwater. If your plans impact an easement, either modify the plans or enquire whether your proposed development qualifies for approval.

If you need help with a Planning Permit, contact our Statutory Planning team on 9278 4888 or email Statutory Planning.   If you need help with a Building Permit, contact our Building Services team on 9278 4999 or email Building Services.

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