We have a bylaw prohibiting building or performing earthworks within one metre of our network unless authorised by the Council.
This one-metre separation is measured horizontally from the nearest part of our network to your building/earthworks and also prohibits aerial encroachments such as gutters, building eaves and cantilevered structures.
Some houses, garages, and other buildings have been built within one metre of our network in the past. In this situation, you may not be able to rebuild your house, garage or other building in exactly the same place or to the same design.
You will need to design any new structure so it complies with any easement and, as a minimum, is located so every part of the structure (including overhang) is at least one metre clear of our network. You should check the title of the property for any relevant easements.
For more detailed information please refer to the 'Check where the network is located ' section below.