SECTION 451 OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1974 STATES:
1) If any person proposes to erect any building or to carry out any work in such a location
and at such levels that the diversion, alteration, protection, or replacement of any
drainage works of Council appears to be essential to the erection of the building or
carrying on of the work
a) That person shall notify Council of his proposals; and
b) If Council is satised that it is practicable for its drainage works to be diverted,
altered, protected, or replaced without material interference with the services for
which it is responsible and that it is reasonable that this can be done, it may enter
into an agreement with that person as to the manner in which the drainage works
shall be diverted, altered, protected, or replaced.
2) The cost of so diverting, altering, protecting, or replacing the drainage works of
Council shall be borne by that person, and all other cost.
3) If that person fails to comply with any condition specied in any such agreement, he
commits an offence against this Act.
YOU WILL NEED TO COVER ANY COSTS TO THE COUNCIL OF:
• CCTV condition surveys; and
• Changes to any easement documents, if necessary; and
• Memorandum of Encumbrance expense, if necessary; and
• Design and construction work to move or change the assets in any way.
• Submit your application online at email@example.com and address to Principal
Engineer, Infrastructure and Assets.
• Post an application to: Principal Engineer, Infrastructure and Assets, Queenstown
Lakes District Council, Private Bag 50072, Queenstown 9348
• Hand delivered applications to QLDC ofces at either; Principal Engineer,
Infrastructure and Assets, 10 Gorge Road, Queenstown or 47 Ardmore Street,
Wanaka. Note that technical assistance may not be immediately available.
Details of existing QLDC Infrastructure service locations can be viewed directly by visiting
www.qldc.govt.nz and clicking on “Mapping” and then selecting “Visit our map site”. This
will allow viewing of Council managed infrastructure in your area but does not include
easement information. If you have a copy of a PIM or obtain one from Council this may
assist identifying services and easements on your site.
Easements for public infrastructure grant rights that provide Council with the right to work
on and replace a pipe if and when necessary. You will need to identify where easements
for Council services are located on your property. These are registered on your property
Certicate of Title and your lawyer will be able to assist with obtaining relevant title and
easement data. The easement prevents the landowner from placing structures and/or
landscaping within the easement area without prior approval from the Council. If you want
to place any structure within the easement then the easement terms must be varied to
reect the fact that Council has given approval, and to reect that Councils obligations
with respect to making good any damage caused as a result of it exercising its rights does
not apply to the repair of any structures erected within the easement area.
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