Council mains

In determining siting of your structure, you will need to ensure that there are no underground services that may affect your building work, e.g. sewer mains, stormwater mains, water mains and drainage easements.

If unsure, contact Council and they will advise you of any council mains located on your property. A fee will be charged if you require a copy of a plan identifying the location of these mains.

Building over or close to a main or within a drainage easement

Where building work is proposed to be constructed in close proximity to Council's sewer, water or stormwater mains or drainage easements, an approval may be required from Council's Building and Development Compliance Unit.

An application would usually be required in the following situations:

  • Constructing a retaining wall within a drainage easement
  • Erecting a retaining wall, building or other structure within 1.5m of a Council sewer or stormwater pipeline
  • Erecting a retaining wall, building or other structure over a Council sewer pipeline

Council does not generally approve the erection of buildings over drainage easements.

Location of service easements

To find out if you have a service easement on your property or to obtain details of an easement on your property, visit the Department of Environment and Resource Management website (link opens in new window) for your closest Service Centre and contact details.

Additional information about the "as constructed" location of sewer, stormwater or water mains may be obtained from Council.

Dial Before You Dig

Moreton Bay Regional Council can process customer enquiries received through Dial Before You Dig for the area within the Moreton Bay Regional Council.

Maps showing the location of Council’s sewer, water and stormwater pipe infrastructure are provided.

To access this free service:

As-constructed plans providing detailed infrastructure information e.g. location, level, size, pipe material etc. are available on payment of the relevant fee.

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