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Development & Infrastructure

Rainwater Tanks

Install water tanksCharles Sturt is living green.

Are you thinking about getting a rainwater tank? Please read our information brochure below:

Rainwater Tanks (1120 kb)

Do I need Council approval?

No assessment or approval is required if the tank:

  • is part of a roof drainage system; AND
  • the tank has a total floor area not exceeding 10 m2 in area; AND
  • the tank is wholly above ground; AND
  • no part of the tank is higher than 4 metres above the natural surface of the ground.

Exceptions where approval is required:

  • State heritage places or areas;
  • Local heritage places.

Building a new home or extending?

You may be required to include a rainwater tank with your development.

D34. Stormwater Management Plan (170 kb)

Water tanks have been installed at all of our Community Centres. Take the Eco Trail at Youth Central, on Woodville Road, to view a great range of rainwater tanks and take away some information to help you select the right tank for your backyard.

Eco Trail - Rainwater Tanks  (138 kb)

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