An easement is an area of land or part of a lot reserved by law for a specific purpose, such as drainage.
Drainage easement is the registration on the property title of Council right of access for constructing and maintaining stormwater drain.
Many people have drainage easements and/or Council drain on their properties. Drainage assets may already exist within the easement or Council may require the easement for future drainage purposes.
It is a legislated requirement to obtain consent from Council prior to building over a drainage easement or within one metre of a Council drain.
Prior designing any structure or carrying out works, please seek to establish if the proposed structure/or works is to be over drainage easement or within one metre of a Council drain.
For an indicative location of Council’s drain or easement on your property, please contact us on 9524 3333.
Building Over Easement application form [PDF 147Kb]
Building Over Easement application process [PDF 94Kb]
Building Over Easement information pack [PDF 279Kb]
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