Since 1 July 2019, the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2018 has replaced the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2002, causing some changes that may affect you:
Completed current Form 1 must be provided when lodging a new plumbing application
A site classification report must be supplied where the works involves sanitary drainage
A site articulation design (from engineer) must be provided if soil classification type is H, E or P.
An applicant can now apply to amend or extend an existing permit rather than lodging a brand new application.
A person must not use plumbing or drainage unless an inspection certificate or final certificate has been issued stating that the work is operational and fit for use. A maximum penalty of 250 units, or $32,637.5, can apply to the person who uses the plumbing and drainage.
For further information on the new changes, please visit: https://www.hpw.qld.gov.au/construction/BuildingPlumbing/Plumbing/Pages/PlumbingLegislationChanges.aspx