Approval to Conduct Works Over an Easement - Manningham City Council - Victoria


You may require this approval if you intend to conduct works over an easement.

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
  • water and sewage mains.

Easements 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


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 eligibility 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).


As specified by the permit.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $270.00

Building over an easement. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $1074.00

Build over an easement preparation. Fees for 2023-24


Act(s) name

Building Act 1993 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Building Regulations 2018 Victoria

Lodgement process


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

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.