It is Safe to Return for people who left due to the bushfire at Bayindeen-Rocky-Road. The fire is under control but there may still be some localised fire activity and smoke. Aircraft, heavy machinery, and firefighters will still be active. For more information and updates use the VicEmergency App or visit the link below.
You can watch a recording of the community meetings held on Friday 1 March in Beaufort on Council's Facebook page (link below) or YouTube Channel (youtube.com/Pyreneessc).
Pyrenees Shire Facebook page
Council offices and facilities are open for business however some services have been impacted by the fire emergency. For more information on this and other Council services, please visit the link below.
Council services and community info - rolling updates
Any person wanting to install a new or alter any part of a septic tank or wastewater system requires a permit from Council before any work begins. Legal penalties apply for work carried out without a permit. A septic tank or wastewater system is required for all dwellings not serviced by a reticulated sewerage system. For sewered areas, please contact your local Water Authority for more information.
A Permit to Install or Alter must be approved before any work begins. If you are also building, the permit to install a septic is required before a building permit can be issued.
Please download and fill out the Septic Tank Application Form(PDF, 774KB)
You will need to supply the following as part of your application:
There is a list detailing all the things you need to supply with your application on the back of the application form.
You may also be asked to provide a Land Capability Assessment (LCA).
Yes. The Environmental Health Officer inspects and approves all septic tanks at various stages through the installation process.
Please provide at least 3-4 days' notice to Council’s Environmental Health Officer when planning your installation to ensure a Progress Inspection can be scheduled in whilst the installation is being done before the trenches etc. are filled.
To Book an Site, Progress or Final Inspection please call 1300 PYRENEES (1300 797 363) or Request an Inspection online.
Yes. A ‘Certificate of Approval to Use’ the septic tank system needs to be issued before you can use the system. This permit also must be issued before a building Certificate of Occupancy can be issued for any related building works.
Before a Certificate to Use can be issued please make sure you provide: