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.

We recommend that the application be made by (or in consultation with) the Relevant Building Surveyor.

The application can also be lodged by:

  • the builder
  • architect/draftsperson
  • the owner
  • or any other properly authorised agent of the owner.

$262.10 (GST not applicable). 

You can pay using the online application form.

You will need to include these documents when applying:

  • A full copy of Title including approved plan of subdivision and any applicable restrictions covenants for the property.
  • 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 2018-19 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.

You will also need to submit 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.


Applying and paying using the online form below (this is a secure payment) is easier for you, and means we can process your application more quickly.   

By phone or in person

If you have posted or emailed your form, call our customer service team on 1300 787 624 to pay over the phone by credit card, or pay in person at 20 Siding Avenue, Officer.