Buildover requirements

Application for works over assets and/or easements 

Wannon Water's Buildover (Asset Protection) Procedure provides buildover control and regulation over Wannon Water assets to help ensure assets are adequately protected and can be accessed for maintenance purposes.

No landowner or person shall erect any structure:

(a)    over or within one metre of a sewer or rainwater collection system manhole or maintenance structure;

(b)    over or within three metres of a water main or sewerage rising main;

(c)     over or within one metre of a neighbouring property’s property sewer branch connection point.

No landowner or person shall erect any structure unless a buildover agreement has been approved by Wannon Water:

(a)    within a Wannon Water easement; or

(b)    within one metre of a sewer, rainwater collection pipe, the wall of any maintenance structure or inspection shaft; or

(c)     that restricts access to a Wannon Water asset.

Customers considering applying for a buildover consent should first refer to the Buildover Quick Reference Guide.  Where this guide indicates that a buildover agreement will be "considered", customers should refer to the Buildover Information Sheet to determine what criteria any application will be assessed against.

Customers who wish to apply to Wannon Water to consider if the proposed works will be granted a buildover consent must complete the Initial Enquiry for Building near or over Wannon Water Assets or Easements form. Please note that the submission of an application and payment of the fee does not guarantee approval of the proposal.

Wannon Water will forward a Consent to Erect a Structure in Accordance with S148 of the Water Act 1989 for signing by the property owner where it considers that the application meets or will meet the buildover requirements.

Upon receiving a copy of the buildover consent from Wannon Water, the applicant may proceed with the works, subject to having all other relevant permits and approvals required by law.

For Roof Water Harvesting buildover information, or if you require additional help, please contact us.