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Who is responsible for the maintenance of stormwater and/or drainage easements?
The area of land covered by the drainage easement belongs to the property owner but there are restrictions as to what can be done on the drainage easement. If there is an easement for stormwater on your property it must be maintained and kept clear of debris and obstructions to allow the natural flow of stormwater. It is Council’s responsibility to maintain any built drainage structure that is located on a drainage easement e.g. underground pipes, inlets, open concrete channel or concrete invert.

Road Stormwater and Drainage

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1. Who is responsible for stormwater and/or drainage issues from a neighbouring property?
2. Who do I contact if stormwater is running off a road or public land, causing problems on my property?
3. Who is responsible for stormwater and/or drainage coming off a development site?
4. Where does stormwater drainage flow to?
5. Who is responsible for the maintenance of stormwater and/or drainage easements?
6. How can I report when a stormwater drainage, culvert and/or pipe needs clearing?
7. Who can I get assistance from in times of rain events when inundation is flowing into my house?
8. How do I find out if the property I am about to purchase is in a flood prone area?