Approval to Conduct Works Over an Easement - Victoria

Service summary

You may require this approval if you intend to conduct works over an easement, whether on your property or another.

An easement is an area of land, or part of an allotment, reserved by law to allow provision of common state or municipal controlled infrastructure for a specific purpose, which may include:

  • drainage pipelines
  • municipal services
  • natural gas lines
  • power and telephone lines
    or
  • water and sewage mains.

Easements on your property title need to remain free from obstruction, to allow access for infrastructure service providers. Works on areas covered by easements that may require approval include activities such as:

  • building or demolition
  • drainage, pipeline and ancillary works
  • excavation or removal of any matter from or deposit any matter on the land
  • construction or maintenance or removal of roads, tracks or fences on the land.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

If you intend to build over an easement you must first gain approval from the Council and any service authorities who have rights to your easement. Consent will only be issued if Council is assured that long term access to any drain remains viable and the foundations of the proposed structure cannot damage the drain. This limits the type of building work to which Council may consent.

Council may consent to the siting of lightweight structures such as carports or sheds over an easement. Council is unlikely to consent to siting of an extension to a dwelling, masonry garage, swimming pool or similar structure over an easement.

Duration

As specified by the permit.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication$343.00

You may be required to pay additional fees. Fees for 2016-17.

Lodgement

Apply

Submit application form and supporting documents to the Council.


Approval time

Please allow up to six weeks for approval of your application, prior to the commencement of any works.

Administering agency

City of Stonnington

Act(s) name

Building Act 1993 (Victoria)

Water Act 1989 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Building Regulations 2006 (Victoria)

Local law(s) name

General Local Law 1 2008

Contact details

Building and Local Law Services
City of Stonnington


Operating address:
311 Glenferrie Road
Malvern, Victoria 3144
Mailing address:
PO BOX 21
Prahran, Victoria 3181
building@stonnington.vic.gov.au

Website:

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