Water Management (General) Regulation 2018
Subdivision 3 Plumbing permits
162 Application for plumbing permit
(1) An application for a plumbing permit—(a) must be made in a form approved by the relevant water supply authority, and(b) must be lodged personally or by post at an office of the relevant water supply authority.Note.Section 344 of the Act provides that it is an offence to make a false or misleading application.(2) The application must be lodged at least 2 working days before the day on which the work to which the application relates is proposed to be done.(3) An applicant must pay the fee determined by the relevant water supply authority for the issue of a plumbing permit.
163 Refusal of plumbing permits
(1) A water supply authority may refuse to grant a plumbing permit to a person who, in its opinion, has previously done plumbing work in contravention of the Act, this Regulation or a direction under the Act or this Regulation.(2) A water supply authority may also refuse to grant a plumbing permit to a person while any relevant information that was not supplied with the application and that has been requested by it from the applicant is outstanding.
164 Conditions of plumbing permits
(1) A water supply authority may grant a plumbing permit subject to conditions.(2) From time to time, a water supply authority—(a) may vary or revoke the conditions of a plumbing permit, or(b) may impose further conditions on a plumbing permit.(3) A person must not contravene a condition of a plumbing permit.Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.
165 Duration of plumbing permits
Unless sooner suspended or cancelled, a plumbing permit has effect from the time it is granted until such time as it is expressed to expire.
166 Suspension or cancellation of plumbing permits
(1) A water supply authority may, by written notice served on the holder of a plumbing permit, suspend or cancel the permit if—(a) the permit was granted on the basis of false or misleading information, or(b) the holder of the permit has contravened a condition of the permit, or(c) the holder of the permit has contravened the Act, this Regulation or a direction under the Act or this Regulation.(2) The notice must set out the reason for the suspension or cancellation.(3) A water supply authority may suspend or cancel a plumbing permit—(a) at the request of the holder of the permit, or(b) in the case of a plumbing permit, at the request of the owner of the land on which the work authorised by the permit is to be, or is being, done.