Apply for works, drainage and stormwater connection permit

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You will need a Works and Drainage Permit (WDP) to undertake works that impact Manningham’s assets.

Manningham's assets are generally located on public land beyond the property boundary and can include:

  • private property connections
  • stormwater Connection
  • water works
  • sewer works
  • gas works
  • electricity works
  • communication works
  • larger scale utility works along a street
  • geotechnical investigations
  • other types of works.

A permit makes sure all completed works is to a suitable standard and that members of the public are safe at all times.

Works that need a permit

You will need a WDP if you are planning on doing any work on any of the assets listed above. This can include stormwater and general utility connection works for the following:

  • private property connections
  • larger scale utility works along a street
  • geotechnical investigations
  • other types of works.

 

Stormwater and drainage connection work

Only a qualified plumber can do any water tapping and stormwater drainage connection work.

With a stormwater connection, you will also need approval and an inspection.

 

The applicant is responsible for public safety and traffic management

The applicant is responsible for managing public safety if applying for the permit. They are also responsible for reinstating Manningham’s assets to our standards following the works. There might be a requirement for an applicant to produce traffic management plans before permit approval.

Apply for a permit before starting works

  1. You will need to apply for a WDP for all stormwater drainage connections before commencing any drainage connections.
  2. You will a WDP before connecting a drain on private property to Manningham’s drains. Our drains include underground drains which share a common boundary with roads or are within easements on private property.
  3. If you are planning to undertake works within a road, easement, footpath, nature strip or reserve we manage, you will need to get a WDP before starting.

You should apply for a WDP at least 10 business days before you plan to start the works.

The permit fee is $348. We will issue an invoice after completing an initial assessment of the application. You are not required to pay up front.

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After receiving an application

After receiving your application and the documents, plans or drawings we require, we will make an assessment. We will also prepare the permit conditions. If we need further information, we will ask by email.

It may take up to 10 business days for us to email you an invoice. The permit approval will be sent after you’ve paid.

If you are no longer doing any work requiring a WDP, contact us to cancel your application or permit. If you have already made a payment and do not intend on doing the works, we will give you a refund.

Any work on a road reserve will need contacting a coordinating road authority

You will need to contact the relevant coordinating road authority (CRA) before any work on a road reserve. The CRA will vary depending on whether the road reserve is under local, state or federal government control. To determine which CRA is relevant, contact us.

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You will need to include these in the site plan when applying.

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