The Government Sewerage Policy (2019) has been released and will become operational from 23 September 2019.
Government Sewerage Policy – September 2019
Frequently asked questions
Explanatory notes

The Government Sewerage Policy (2019) sets the State Government’s position on how sewerage services are to be provided in Western Australia through the planning and development of land.

The policy guides future strategic planning, subdivision and development for the provision of sewage disposal in Western Australia.

The policy promotes reticulated sewerage as the best disposal method for sewage. It requires all new subdivision and development to be connected to reticulated sewerage where available or considered necessary on health, environment or planning grounds.

Where reticulated sewerage cannot be provided, it adopts a best practice approach to the provision of on-site sewage treatment and disposal, in accordance with AS1547: On-site domestic wastewater management.

The policy will replace the Government Sewerage Policy – Perth Metropolitan Region (1996) and Draft Country Sewerage Policy (2002, amended 2003) when operational on 23 September 2019.

If you require additional information, please contact [email protected] or phone 6551 8002.