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Construct drainage over neighbouring properties
Get approval from your neighbour
If you want to construct drainage over neighbouring properties, you will need their approval.
Let us know if an agreement is reached
Private negotiations are the most appropriate and effective means of resolution.
If you and your neighbours come to an agreement, you can notify us.
Complete this form and deliver it in person or by post.
Download, complete and bring the neighbours' consent form to a service centre. Choose the one nearest to the address of your project.
Download, complete and send the neighbours' consent form to:
Private Bag 92300
If you don't reach agreement
If you have been unable to gain approval from your neighbours to put drainage under or across their properties, you can apply to us to provide facilitation services.
You should use this application only after all of your efforts to reach an agreement with your neighbours have failed.
Email us your facilitation application form
Download and complete the application form. Email the completed form to:
Get a copy of the form
Facilitation services aims to mediate an agreement between landowners.
Where no agreement is possible, we may undertake the works as a council project, using powers to enter private property under the Local Government Act 2002.
Before we issue a notice under the Local Government Act 2002, applicants should have an approved resource consent for their project.
Find out more
Contact us and ask to speak to the duty engineer in your area.
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