Kempsey Development Control Plan 2013

Procedure 1.1.3 Updated 10 January 2017

Chapter B8: On-Site Sewage and Wastewater Management

1 - Introduction

1.1 Scope of this Chapter

This chapter applies to all land within Kempsey local government area that is not capable of being connected to a reticulated sewerage system and development that generates the need for a sewage management system.

This chapter applies to applications for development involving building works and development applications for subdivision.

1.2 Relationship to Other Chapters of this DCP

The provisions contained in Chapters included in Parts C, D, E and F of this DCP override the provisions of this Chapter to the extent of any inconsistency.

1.3 Relationship to other Documents, Policies, Guidelines and Legislation.

This Chapter relates to the Kempsey On-site Sewage Management Strategy (OSMS Strategy) contained in Appendix H2 of this DCP. Details regarding the installation and operation of a sewage management system are outlined in the OSMS Strategy.

The OSMS Strategy refers to the following:

  1. Australian Standards:
    • AS/NZS 1547:2012 - On-site Domestic Wastewater Management; and
    • AS/NZS 3500.5:2000 - National Plumbing and Drainage Domestic Installations.
  2. Guidelines:
    • Environmental & Health Protection Guidelines 1998 - On-site Sewage Management for Single Households;
    • NSW Plumbing and Drainage Code of Practice 2006; and
    • NSW Health - Greywater Reuse in Sewered Single Domestic Premises (April 2000)
  3. State Environmental Planning Policies:
    • The State Environmental Planning Policy 62 (SEPP62).
  4. Legislation:
    • Local Government Act 1993;
    • Local Government (General) Regulation 2005; and
    • Protection of the Environmental Operations Act 1997.

The following Council Policies, or their current equivalent, are relevant to this chapter:

  • Policy No 1.8: On-site Sewerage Management;
  • Policy No 3.2: Sewer Services Policy; and
  • Procedure 3.2.6: Developer Service Charges for Water and Sewer where Allotments are Vacant and park of an Existing Assessment.

A separate approval issued in accordance with the Local Government Act 1993 is required for any of the following:

  • Installation of an OSMS system;
  • Operation of an OSMS system;
  • A Commercial Sewage Management Facility or a Package Wastewater Treatment Plant; or a
  • Greywater treatment system.

Such approvals are required in addition to any development consents issued for development.