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Water Tanks

Is a permit required?

Water tank associated with new construction of, or additions to a building


 Installation of new water tank only with the provision that:

  • Installation must be undertaken by a licensed plumber; and
  • Overflow must be connected to the Legal Point of Discharge


NOTE: If water tank is to be constructed on a stand this must meet the structural performance requirements of the National Construction Code (NCC).


Applying for a building permit

If a building permit is required, go to the building permits section to download the application form and for instructions on how to apply.

Helpful information

Water tanks on commercial premises also require a Town Planning permit.

Eligible households can receive a rebate on a rainwater tank. More information at

Still not sure if a building permit is required? 

If you are not sure if you require a permit or have any questions feel free to contact Council.