Property owners are responsible for the maintenance of household drains up to the point where they connect into the kerb and channel, table or underground drain. This point is known as the legal point of discharge.
Stormwater drainage from private properties must link in to the Council-owned drainage system at the nominated legal point of discharge.
To find this point, you need to apply for infrastructure information so that we can generate a report. We cannot provide this information verbally.
You can find general information about infrastructure under your property on the Dial Before You Dig webpage. This is a free service.
You may need an infrastructure information report when applying for a building permit.
What the report will not show
The infrastructure information report will not tell you:
- the location of any internal property drainage
- the as-constructed conditions of a drain. Our drain details are a guide only. You must check the size, depth and offset of the drain on site and make sure the drain is not damaged
- details of stormwater downpipes and where they go on the property. You should contact a plumber to find this information
How to apply
What happens next?
After your application is received, an invoice will be sent to you via email. This email will contain instructions about how to pay the application fee.
Once the fee has been paid, the requested report will be forwarded to you within 10 business days.