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Roadside Drains

Council does not permit new open drains to be constructed in the road margin. Some open drainage systems may be permitted where these form an aesthetic feature of a new subdivision approved under a resource consent. Maintenance work carried out to existing open earth drains in the road margin is a permitted activity.  Also some drains are maintained by Council where these are identified in Council’s Stormwater Activity Management Plan.

If you are unsure about your Roadside Drain or want more information, contact Customer Services on Phone 03 543 8400.