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

Applicants seeking consent to build over an easement (BOE) in the City of Manningham must apply in writing to obtain approval or consent from the Council before any works commence.

Your application should contain a letter seeking consent from the current owners of the property, Yarra Valley Water Approval, an up to date copy of title for the property, and a detailed plan of the proposed works or structure to be built over the easement.

Ongoing requirements

Applications, if approved, may be subject to the owner(s) of the property entering Into a Section 173 BOE Agreement with Council, and complying with any other conditions deemed appropriate.

Approval may be given for buildings and works to be located over an easement for the purpose of drainage and sewerage set out on plans of subdivision of land registered and approved at the Land Registry subject to certain conditions (available directly from the Council and their website).

Please consult directly with the Council for further details.

Duration

As specified by the permit.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication$207.00

Fees for 2016-17.

Application$134.50Connection to council drains. Fees for 2016-17.
ApplicationAdditional fees may apply depending on the activities. 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

Manningham City Council

Act(s) name

Building Act 1993 (Victoria)

Water Act 1989 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Building Regulations 2006 (Victoria)

Local law(s) name

Community Local Law 2013

Contact details

Engineering Operations Unit
Manningham City Council


Operating address:
699 Doncaster Road
Doncaster, Victoria 3108
Mailing address:
PO BOX 1
Doncaster, Victoria 3108

Phone:

03 9840 9333

Fax:

03 9848 3110
manningham@manningham.vic.gov.au

Website:

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