Updates to the guidelines for building over an easement
The guidelines for building near water corporation assets have recently been updated.
Find out what these changes mean for you.
The guidelines provide you with a comprehensive overview of our requirements for building over an easement or near our assets. Following the guidelines will help protect our sewer and water assets from damage. The guidelines also ensure our crews can work safely when constructing, maintaining and accessing assets.
The recent updates:
make it easier to understand your responsibilities when working near or over assets
help you avoid or minimise costs
reduce the need to remove structures in the future
ensure your structure’s integrity when we need to perform maintenance
include requirements for new assets such as pressure sewers.
Previously submitted applications
If you have a current application with us, it will be assessed against the old guidelines.
Recently declined applications
Recently declined applications that are resubmitted before 4 March 2024 can be assessed against the new guidelines.
If you believe your application meets the requirements of the new guidelines, please let us know so we can reassess it.
All applications submitted after 4 March 2024 will be assessed against the new guidelines.
We recommend reading the new guidelines and making any necessary changes to your application before proceeding with your project.