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 wish to build over an easement you must first gain approval from the Council and any service authorities who have rights to your easement. It is recommended that the application be made either by or in consultation with the Municipal Building Surveyor.

Please refer to the Council's website and their application form for more details.

Duration

As specified by the permit.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Please consult the responsible council for specific information on fees to be submitted with your application.

Forms

Lodgement

Apply

Please submit your application form and supporting documents directly 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

Cardinia Shire Council

Act(s) name

Building Act 1993 (Victoria)

Water Act 1989 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Building Regulations 2006 (Victoria)

Local law(s) name

Environment, Amenity and Asset Protection Local Law 17 2015

Contact details

Building Unit and Surveyor
Cardinia Shire Council


Operating address:
20 Siding Avenue
Officer
Victoria 3809
Mailing address:
PO BOX 7
Pakenham, Victoria 3810

Toll Free:

1300 787 624

Fax:

03 5941 3784
mail@cardinia.vic.gov.au

Website:

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