Easements in Subdivisions

We have experienced issues where easements (and particularly Drainage Easements) are made in favour of 'Lots on Plan'.

A recent ruling has made it clear that Council does not have rights or powers in this case and may not undertake works or make conditions in relation to infrastructure and /or land that may be clearly for the benefit of the community and not just a small number of neighbouring landowners.

We require that any new Plan of Subdivision, which is submitted for certification and has retained existing drainage easements created in pre Subdivision Act plans, also include in the Easement Table another easement showing City Of Greater Geelong as as beneficiary.

Page last updated: Thursday, 23 May 2019