Only drainlayers who are authorised under our Authorised Drainlayer Scheme are allowed to do drainage work for Council.
Please note that we are not currently accepting any new applications to be an authorised drainlayer while we work through our existing applications and migrate to a new operating system.
We anticipate we will start accepting new applications in November 2020 and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
This work includes:
Each drainage work site is required to have a Council authorised drainlayer working permanently on site who controls the work.
The authorised drainlayer register [PDF, 73 KB] has been established to ensure that the drainlayers carrying out such work are aware of the standards and procedures required.
Authorised drainlayers need to be suitably experienced individual workers who have relevant experience and skills and are familiar with Council's requirements, specifications, and the authorised drainlayer terms and conditions [PDF, 49 KB].
Requirements for becoming an authorised drainlayer, and details of how to apply.
48 hours notice must be given before work starts on site.
Best practice guidelines for trench support, dewatering and wastewater overpumping.