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.

Duration

As specified by the permit.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication$250.65

Fees for 2016-17.

Approval time

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

Administering agency

Colac Otway Shire

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 2 2013

Contact details

Building Department
Colac Otway Shire


Operating address:
2-6 Rae Street
Colac, Victoria, 3250
Mailing address:
PO BOX 283
Colac, Victoria 3250
inq@colacotway.vic.gov.au

Website:

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