You may require this approval if you intend to conduct works over or within 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
- 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; or
- Construction or maintenance or removal of roads, tracks or fences on the land.