Before you build or place a structure on, near or above an easement or drain, you need to:
- check if you can do it according to our guidelines
- apply for a build over easement permit if you need one
- get other relevant permissions.
Generally, if an easement contains a Council drain, we won't give permission to build over the easement. This is because we need to be able to access the pipe at all times in case it gets blocked and results in the flooding of downhill properties.
Your certificate of title indicates easements on your property, these are known as registered easements. If there's no easement on the certificate of title, though there is a pipe or other service, this is also referred to as an easement, more specifically, an implied easement.
You can also call us on 9490 4222 to find out about easements that apply to your property.