Siting of structures - building over or near water, sewer or stormwater services

Buildings are to be clear of Council's infrastructure (sewer, inter-allotment drainage and water mains). If the proposed building is over or near infrastructure you may be asked to:

  • Submit an application to Council for determination (use the 'Building over or near water, sewer or stormwater services' online form from 'Related documents').
  • Engage a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland to prepare a suitable footing/slab design.
  • Relocate the structure to comply with the Queensland Development Code – MP 1.4 Building over or near relevant Infrastructure.

When to apply for a siting discretion for building work

A siting discretion may be required for building work, where the siting (location) of building work onsite does not meet the acceptable solutions of the the Queensland Development Code MP 1.1 (detached houses on lots under 450m²), 1.2 (detached houses on lots over 450m²) and 1.3 (duplexes).

Please refer to Department of Housing and Public Works, Infrastructure and Planning website www.hpw.qld.gov.au or a Building Certifier for further information.

Related documents

Online formBuilding over or near water, sewer or stormwater services form (online)

APP 010 Plumbing Request to Change an Existing Approval

APP 005 Concurrence agency referral building works assessable against the Building Act 1975

Last Updated: Tuesday, 06 November 2018 11:23
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