DA case study: Developing an un-sewered subdivision

DA case study: Developing an un-sewered subdivision

If you are planning to sub-divide your land and the land will not be connected to the town's reticulated sewerage system, then you need to follow the process in the figure below. The water cycle management study that must be included in your development application will help council and WaterNSW determine whether your proposal will have a neutral or beneficial effect on water quality (NorBE). If it doesn't have a NorBE, then consent won't be granted to subdivide the land. For help in making your proposal more likely to have a NorBE, see WaterNSW's document for Water Sensitive Design Guide for Rural Residential Subdivisions on the  current recommended practices page.

Case study 2 flowchart

  1. This process map only shows the assessment of those aspects relating to impacts on water quality e.g. stormwater, wastewater, erosion and sediment control, etc.
  2. Concurrence may be granted on water quality grounds, but Council may refuse final consent on some other aspect of the development e.g. not meeting minimum lot size requirements.


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