Stormwater Connection Permit

Why do I need a Stormwater Connection Permit?

A Stormwater Connection Permit is required before connecting or making changes to Council’s drainage system.  This system includes underground drains, drainage pits and kerb and channel.

This permit allows us to check the private drainage work whenever a new connection or alteration to our drainage system is carried out by building works.

This permit is required by the Community Amenity – Local Law 3

Fee and security deposit

A Stormwater Connection Permit Application incurs a fee.

  • If the stormwater connection is to the kerb and channel without an on-site detention (OSD) system, then the permit fee is $206. This fee includes 1 drainage inspection.
  • For all other types of stormwater connections, the permit fee is $268. This fee includes 2 drainage inspections.

When the drainage connection work is not to our standard or is incomplete, additional drainage inspections may need to be undertaken. An additional fee of $125 will be charged for each additional inspection.

As well as the permit fee, a security deposit will also need to be made at the time of application. The security deposit varies depending on the work to be performed and will be refunded at the successful completion of the drainage works.

How to apply for a Stormwater Connection Permit

Complete the Stormwater Connection Permit Application (pdf, 696KB)

This application must be lodged with the following supporting documents:

  • A copy of the Council issued Legal Point of Discharge Report
  • If the works relate to a Town Planning Approval, or where previously requested by Council, a copy of the Council Approved Drainage Plan must be provided or where this is not required, then a sketch plan of the proposed works must be provided.
  • A Traffic Management Plan prepared by a suitably qualified and trained individual in accordance with the Road Management Act 2004.
  • A Department of Transport (VicRoads) Memorandum of Authorisation (MoA) where applicable.

The application and supporting documents can be mailed, emailed (mail@monash.vic.gov.au) or provided in person at the Council’s customer service counter.

When will I receive the Stormwater Connection Permit?

If the application and supporting documents are processed at the customer service counter, you will receive the permit at that time.

If the application and supporting documents are mailed or emailed to Council, you will receive an invoice for the fee and bond. This must be paid before the permit can be issued. Once payment is received, the permit will be issued within 10 working days.

Stormwater Connections in the road reserve

Where the stormwater connection work is in Council's road or right of way, the applicant is also applying for Works Consent to the Coordinating Road Authority (City of Monash) in accordance with the Road Management Act 2004 (permit fee waived).

Where the application is for works in the Department of Transport (formerly VicRoads) road, the applicant will also need to provide a Memorandum of Authorisation.

A Traffic Management Plan prepared by a suitably qualified and trained individual in accordance with the Road Management Act 2004 must also be provided with this application.

Stormwater Permit Conditions

When the Stormwater Permit is issued, it will contain conditions that must be read and followed carefully. Non-compliance with the conditions may result in an infringement being issued.

Stormwater Connection Permit Expiry

If approved, a Stormwater Connection Permit will be issued which will be valid for 1 year from the date of issue.  A new permit must be applied for, if the permit expires.

Stormwater Inspections

Stormwater Inspections must be undertaken as part of this permit.

Further enquiries

Email: mail@monash.vic.gov.au

Phone: (03) 9518 3555

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Last updated: 01 September 2020