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Stormwater runoff from any subdivision and/or individual site must be directed to a lawful discharge point. There must be:
Our City Plan Land Development Guidelines and the Queensland Urban Drainage Manual provide information for engineers and stormwater designers to help with the planning, design and management of urban stormwater drainage systems.
Stormwater runoff from building sites must also be collected and directed to a lawful discharge point. For stormwater associated with building work, please refer to the Building Code of Australia. For stormwater associated with City of Gold Coast services, please refer to our Land Development Guidelines.
Stormwater drainage associated with building works that connect to Council's system requires an Operational Works (OPW) application, except for the following:
The design of the proposed drainage system for the building must:
To report drainage issues on public land, visit Report a problem – Roads and footpaths.
If the issue is urgent and presents a risk to public safety, please contact us on 07 5667 5974 as soon as possible.
To report private properties that are affected by stormwater run-off from a neighbouring property visit Report a problem – Development Compliance.
Contact us on 07 5667 5978 or via email: email@example.com.