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LOCAL GOVERNMENT (GENERAL) REGULATION 2005 - REG 3
(1) In this Regulation:
"building" includes a proposed building.
"Category 1 business activity" has the same meaning as in the
Pricing and Costing Guidelines.
"Category 2 business activity" has the same meaning as in the
Pricing and Costing Guidelines.
"environmentally sensitive area" includes:
(a) land or an area listed in the
"environmentally sensitive area" in Part 4 of Schedule 3 to the Environmental
Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 , and
(b) any land or area:
within 100 metres of a natural waterbody, wetland or coastal dune field, or
(ii) with a high watertable, or
(iii) with highly permeable soils or acid
sulphate, sodic or saline soils, or
(iv) within a drinking water catchment,
(v) within the water catchment area of an estuary where the entrance to
the sea is intermittently open.
"house drain" means that part of the sewerage service that conveys (or is
intended to convey) the discharges from soil pipes and waste pipes on
"house service pipe" means such part of a water service pipe as is not a
property service pipe.
"inspector" means an employee of the council who is an authorised person for
the purposes of exercising the functions of an inspector under this
"interceptor trap" or
"boundary trap" means a trap for preventing the passage of air or gases from
the sewer to the house drain, being a trap located at some point between the
sewer and the lowest inlet of the house drain.
"licensed contractor" , in relation to carrying out water supply, sewerage or
drainage work, means the holder of a contractor licence in force under the
Home Building Act 1989 that authorises the holder to carry out that work.
"Liquid Trade Waste Management Guidelines" means the Guidelines of that name
produced by the Department of Energy, Utilities and Sustainability in March
2005, as in force from time to time.
"Local Aboriginal Land Council" means a Local Aboriginal Land Council
constituted under the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 .
"Manual of Authorization Procedures" means the Manual of
authorization procedures for plumbing and drainage products (MP 52-2005)
published by Standards Australia.
"New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council" means the
New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council constituted under the
Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 .
"pan" means any moveable receptacle kept in a closet and used for the
reception of human waste.
"penalty notice" means a notice served under section 679 of the Act.
"Plumbing Code of Australia" means the document entitled the Plumbing
Code of Australia , produced for all State governments by the Australian
Building Codes Board, as in force from time to time.
"Pricing and Costing Guidelines" means the document entitled Pricing & Costing
for Council Businesses--A Guide to Competitive Neutrality issued by the
Department in July 1997, as in force from time to time.
"principles of competitive neutrality" has the same meaning as in the
Pricing and Costing Guidelines.
"property service pipe" means such part of a water service pipe as lies
between the service main and the water meter or, if there is no water meter,
the boundary of the premises served by the service pipe.
"public sewer" means a sewer operated by a council or a county council, a
water supply authority (within the meaning of the Water Management Act 2000 ),
a State owned corporation specified in Schedule 1 or 5 to the State Owned
Corporations Act 1989 (or a subsidiary of such a corporation) or any other
public or local authority.
"qualified supervisor" , in relation to the carrying out of water supply,
sewerage or drainage work, means the holder of an endorsed contractor licence
or supervisor certificate in force under the Home Building Act 1989
authorising the holder to carry out or to supervise that work.
"related effluent application area" , in relation to a
sewage management facility, means the area of land (if any):
(a) where it is
intended to dispose of the effluent and any by-products of sewage from the
(b) to which the effluent and by-products are intended to be
"septic tank" means a fixed receptacle of watertight material used in
connection with the storage or bacterial treatment of sewage.
"service main" means a water main or a sewer main.
"sewage" includes any effluent of the kind referred to in paragraph (a) of the
"waste" in the Dictionary to the Act.
"sewage management facility" means:
(a) a human waste storage facility, or
(b) a waste treatment device intended to process sewage, and includes a drain
connected to such a facility or device.
"sewage of a domestic nature" includes human faecal matter and urine and waste
water associated with ordinary kitchen, laundry and ablution activities of a
household, but does not include waste in or from a sewage management facility.
"sewer main" means a sewer main forming part of the council's sewerage system,
(a) includes risers or junctions provided by the council to enable a
sewerage service to be connected to the main, and
(b) if the main is located
outside premises that are to be served--includes risers and the sewers and
fittings connecting the main to the premises, but only up to the boundary of
the premises or, if a boundary trap or interceptor trap is installed, up to
"sewerage service" , in relation to premises:
(a) means the pipes, fittings or
fixtures used or intended to be used in connection with the premises for the
purpose of conveying sewage or permitted discharges from the premises to the
council's sewerage system, and
(b) if a septic tank is installed on the
premises and connects or is intended to connect (directly or indirectly) with
the council's sewerage system--includes a septic tank (other than a
septic tank intended to discharge to a related effluent application area), an
effluent tank or a sullage tank.
"soil pipe" means any pipe that conveys the discharge from human waste storage
facilities, or from operating theatres or morgues, to the house drains.
"the Act" means the Local Government Act 1993 .
"trade waste" means all liquid waste other than sewage of a domestic nature.
"trap" means any fitting designed to retain a quantity of water to prevent the
passage of air or gases through such fitting.
"waste pipe" means any pipe that conveys discharges to a house drain from
fixtures (other than human waste storage facilities) or operating theatres or
"water main" means a water main forming part of the council's water supply
system, and, if premises are or are to be connected to the main, includes
water pipes and fittings connecting the main to the premises to the point
within the premises at which the water meter is or is to be installed.
"water service pipe" means a pipe that connects premises to a water main.
: The Act and the Interpretation Act 1987 contain definitions and other
provisions that affect the interpretation and application of this Regulation.
(4) Notes included in this Regulation do not form part of this Regulation.
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