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Building over easement

Discussion in 'Development' started by Cactus, 26th Jul, 2016.

  1. Cactus

    Cactus Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone had any major problems with getting approval to build a garage over easement on a side by side townhouse development with a side easment in Melbourne?

    I believe SEW allows a garage over easement if the sewer asset is no bigger than 225mm and up to 3.5m deep and the wall is not load bearing to the weight of the cantilevered second storey.

    Any experience here?
     
  2. JohnPropChat

    JohnPropChat Well-Known Member

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    Don't you need to encase the easement and put piles next to it to spread load?
     
  3. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Think laterally - provide an open parking space or cantilevered carport/visitor space/carwash bay (may cost a few $ in end market value & profit) but could get it over the line.
     
  4. Cactus

    Cactus Well-Known Member

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    Yes I have thought down this route. I think I'll probably have to go with a single garage on the easement side offset from the boundary and a double on the other.
     
  5. bob shovel

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    Why not do a double but have the second car space over the easement more like a carport but have a matching roller door on it
     
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  6. John Bone

    John Bone Well-Known Member

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    Why don't you just call them and ask?
     
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  7. Cactus

    Cactus Well-Known Member

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    Of course I have...

    But if you've ever dealt with them before they are hardly helpful... and certainly dont give ideas of alternatives like @bob shovel did.
     
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  8. Leo2413

    Leo2413 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    @Cactus ,

    @bob shovel is my 'go to' engineering consultant :D
     
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  9. bob shovel

    bob shovel Well-Known Member

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    I'm the worst consultant around! I start before 10am and respond promptly! And no invoice:eek:
     
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  10. Azazel

    Azazel Well-Known Member

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    I've heard that a temporary structure is easier.
    Is it joined to the house, with a concrete slab and all?
     
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