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

This consent is required for any landfilling, land cut, building or structure being erected over a drainage easement or Council drainage assets. 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.The following are some of the developments which may be approved, subject to conditions:

  • Removable type of lightweight structures such as carports, garden sheds, boundary fences, timber decking and pergolas;
  • Rainwater tanks;
  • Retaining walls, driveways and paving, land fills (batters) or land cuts (embankments); and
  • Overhanging eaves / canopies of a proposed building.
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.

Ongoing requirements

All proposed works must comply with council's Build Over Easement (BOE) Guidelines.

Duration

As specified by the permit.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication$345.00

Fees for 2016-17.

Forms

 Resources
Apply

Proposal / Enquiry - Building Over Easement - Please contact the responsible council for application forms and registration details.

Lodgement

Apply

Submit application form and supporting documents to 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 Boroondara

Act(s) name

Building Act 1993 (Victoria)

Water Act 1989 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Building Regulations 2006 (Victoria)

Local law(s) name

Amenity Local Law 2009

Contact details

Building and Engineering Services
City of Boroondara


Operating address:
8 Inglesby Road
Camberwell, Victoria 3124
Mailing address:
Private Bag 1
Camberwell
Victoria 3124

Phone:

03 9278 4999
boroondara@boroondara.vic.gov.au

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