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Rainwater Tanks

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Are you thinking about getting a rainwater tank? Please read our information brochure below:

Rainwater Tanks (1120 kb)

Do I need Council approval?

No assessment or approval is required if the tank:

  • is part of a roof drainage system; AND
  • the tank has a total floor area not exceeding 10 m2 in area; AND
  • the tank is wholly above ground; AND
  • no part of the tank is higher than 4 metres above the natural surface of the ground.

Exceptions where approval is required:

  • State heritage places or areas;
  • Local heritage places.

Building a new home or extending?

You may be required to include a rainwater tank with your development. For further information, please refer to the following Development Information Guides:

D18. Other Structures (132 kb)

D34. Stormwater Management Plan (170 kb)


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