Permission to Water New Turf
New turf is considered lawn grown by a commercial turf supplier, which is then purchased by a customer and transplanted at another location.
A permit is required when new turf requires watering regardless of the water source.
It is important that residents submit this request 14 business days prior to purchasing turf to enable adequate time for Council to review the application and to provide a response.
Download the form to apply for permission to water new turf (PDF 22.7KB) or lodge a service request online.
As of 1st November 2018 high water restrictions apply throughout the Southern Downs.
Watering of lawns during high water restrictions is not an allowed activity when using potable water.
Potable water is drinking water available to residents via the reticulated supply system.
Should residents choose to lay turf during high water restrictions then they must seek permission via a permit. Residents must wait until a response is received from Council before arranging turf as approval is not an automatic outcome.
When using tank water from your property we do ask that you remain water vigilant and only water as required in the coolest parts of the day.
When watering new turf via tank water please put up a notice indicating you are using your personal tank water supply to avoid any confusion.