Apply to build over an easement

An easement is an area of land or part of a lot registered on your property title that gives Council, or another service authority, access to your property.

You must apply for approval to build over an easement on your property.

Apply to build over an easement - online form

Apply to build over an easement - printable form

The application fee is $262.10 (GST not applicable). You can pay using the online application form.

Applications must be accompanied by supporting documentation:

  • A full copy of Title including approved plan of subdivision and any applicable restrictions covenants for the property
  • Two sets of properly prepared plans – of the site and clearly demonstrate the proposal in terms of its appearance and construction, including: Full dimensions - Plan and side elevation view, material details etc. - Footing type and design details.
  • Application brief – outline in detail the reasons for seeking special consideration. You are encouraged to list every reason why you should be granted consent.
  • The 2016-17 fee of $262.10 for each application (GST free). Note that this fee is an application fee and will not be refundable if the application is not approved

The application can be lodged by the owner, builder, architect/draftsperson or any properly authorised agent of the owner but it is recommended that the application be made either by or in consultation with the Relevant Building Surveyor.