ABOUT THIS FORM
WHEN CAN I BUILD
OVER SERVICES?
No building shall be constructed over any of the Council’s pipelines, within a Council
easement for services, nor shall any structure foundation be located within a line
extending 45
o
upwards from 150mm depth below the pipe invert to the ground surface,
without the specic approval of the Council
TYPICAL FOUNDATION DETAIL
The Council will only give approval to construct a structure over infrastructure services if;
It is impractical to construct a new main or relocate the building, clear of the zone of
inuence; and
A manhole is installed within 10m of both sides of the building; and
The pipe runs in a straight line both vertically and horizontally between manholes; and
There are no connections under the building; and
The condition of the pipe is checked by CCTV prior to construction and the pipe
condition is approved as acceptable by the Council; and
Structures straddling or founded within the above zone are designed by a Chartered
Professional Engineer such that there is no loading to the pipeline.
A memorandum of encumbrance is created, if required by the Council, indemnifying
the Queenstown Lakes District Council against any claims for damage caused by the
presence, maintenance, replacement, or upgrade of the pipeline.
If there are drains owned by the Council within or adjacent to your property that may be
affected, please check this out at the pre-design stage so your project is not delayed.
Council pipes may be wastewater, stormwater or water.
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APPLICATION TO
BUILD OVER OR NEAR A
COUNCIL PIPE OR DRAIN
May be either wastewater, stormwater or water supply pipes
WHO PAYS?
SUBMITTING AN
APPLICATION
PLANS
EASEMENTS
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 satised 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 specied 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 services@qldc.govt.nz 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 ofces 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
Certicate 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
reect the fact that Council has given approval, and to reect 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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PROCESS - HOW
TO PROCEED WITH
YOUR PROJECT
Check your site against location of buried services.
Ways to check include: Council infrastructure maps,
survey plans, easements on property Certicate of title,
on-site manholes or markers, obtain PIM.
Finalise your building plans and apply for building
consent. If applicable include Council approved
and signed Application form to Build over or near a
Council pipe or drain.
Proposed
structure clearly
not affected
by Council
infrastructure
or in breach
of easement
conditions.
NOT CLEAR
OPTION 1:
Choose a
location/layout
not affected
by Council
infrastructure.
OPTION 2:
Apply to relocate
the pipeline.
OPTION 3:
Apply to build
over Council
infrastructure
and/or within
Council
easement.
Proposed structure affected
by Council infrastructure
or breaching easement.
Consult with suitably qualied
professional to assess options.
Eg registered engineer, property
lawyer, surveyor, certied
plumber or drain layer.
Complete the Council Application form to
Build over or near a Council pipe or drain.
CCTV
A CCTV survey of existing drains (waste and storm water only) may be carried out by the
Council and charged to the applicant. This is to identify any maintenance that Council
may undertake prior to your building construction. Depending on the risk to the pipe
during construction a further CCTV may also be required (following construction) to
conrm damage has not occurred to the pipes. Any damage will be the responsibility of
the applicant.
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YOUR DETAILS // Applicant and land details
PROVIDE PLANS WHICH CLEARLY SHOW
FEES
PAYMENT DETAILS
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APPLICATION FORM Please use this form should you wish to apply to build over or relocate Council infrastructure services within
your land. All applications will be checked for completeness prior to acceptance. Please ensure that you have compiled your
documents completely to avoid delays in acceptance of your application. If your application is incomplete it will not be accepted
and any statutory processing timeframes will not start until the missing information has been provided.
Owner’s Name: Signature: Date:
Address of property:
Legal description:
Owner’s postal details:
Contact name (if not owner): Signature: Date:
Are you authorised by the owner? Yes No
Contact No(s):
Contact email:
Building or Resource Consent No (if applicable):
Name: Principal Engineer Signature: Date:
Distance between the proposed building/structure and all legal boundaries ; and
Distance between the proposed building/structure and any existing buildings ; and
Distance from public drain(s), manhole centre(s) to all legal boundaries ; and
Location of any council pipes or drains within site ; and
Easement boundaries; and
Depth of the buried pipeline (if known)
Dimensions and location of the proposed building/structure, including foundation design details adjacent to pipes; and
Are you seeking to build over or redirect a Council pipe/drain? Yes No
Explain why you wish to build over or near a Council pipe or drain?
Provide the results or a copy of any CCTV surveys already undertaken
There is no standard application fee however all costs associated with the application will be the responsibility of the
applicant. This includes all direct and indirect costs from the Queenstown Lakes District Council in; processing the
application, infrastructure changes, legal fees, changes to titles and/or easements, CCTV surveys etc.
Provide payment method for costs associated with this application
DECISION OF THE COUNCIL’S RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PRINCIPAL ENGINEER:
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APPLICATION TO
BUILD OVER OR NEAR A
COUNCIL PIPE OR DRAIN
May be either wastewater, stormwater or water supply pipes
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