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Engineering approval (Local Government Act sections 460 and 181)

Ohiatanga mahi hanga pūkaha (Ture Kāwanatanga ā-Rohe Wāhanga 460 me te 181)

​When you should apply for the Local Government Act approval

If you want to construct drainage over neighbouring properties but your neighbours refuse to grant you access approval, you can apply for a consent under the Local Government Act.

Our tip

You should use this application only after all of your efforts to reach an agreement with your neighbours have failed.

What you can do

Private negotiations are the most appropriate and effective means of resolution.

If you and your neighbours come to an agreement, you can notify us that the affected land owners have granted you the permission to lay and connect drainage as requested.

​How to notify us

 In person

​Download, complete and bring the neighbours' consent form to a service centre. Choose the one nearest to the address of your project.

 By post

​Download, complete and send the neighbours' consent form to:

Auckland Council
Private Bag 92300
Auckland 1142

Find out more

Contact us and ask to speak to the duty engineer in your area.