Works that need approval
From 1 July 2022, the Regulatory and assurance framework for local water utilities PDF, 1100.53 KB applies to local water utilities in regional NSW.
The new approach to assessment and approvals of works (under section 60 of the Local Government Act 1993 or section 292(1) of the Water Management Act 2000) is fully implemented from 1 July 2022.
Under Section 60 of the Local Government Act 1993, utilities are required to obtain approval for water supply and sewerage works including water recycling schemes. The department’s approach to assessing and approving works is outlined in the Regulatory framework for local water utilities PDF, 1100.53 KB.
The table below gives a list of works that need approval under section 60 of the Local Government Act or section 292(1)(a) of the Water Management Act. More guidance about works that need approval is available in our guidance document Applying for water treatment and sewerage works PDF, 1004.25 KB.
|Work type||Works that need approval||Works that do not need approval|
Construction or extension of water treatment works by a council
Section 60(b) Local Government Act
Provision of sewage from its area to be discharged, treated, or supplied to any person
Section 60(c) Local Government Act
Water management works and other associated works
Section 292 Water Management Act
If a local water utility is uncertain about what works need approval, it should contact the department at firstname.lastname@example.org.