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Building and renovation

Maintenance access passage review

To enable us to maintain and repair sewerage assets in your backyard, construction may be restricted along your side boundaries. We call these restricted areas 'maintenance and emergency access passages'. 

For most developments the requirement ranges between 1.8-2. metres. More complex cases (2-3% of all developments) are assessed on an individual basis.

More information on our maintenance and emergency passageway requirements can be found in our building approval guide.  

It is expected that this review of the maintenance access passage will be followed by reviews of other technical standards and requirements. We are committed to working with the community and look forward to providing further opportunity for our professional customers and stakeholders to inform future changes.