Transport Canberra and City Services


Information on the stormwater network, sump conversions, stormwater ties and construction in the vicinity of stormwater easements.

Stormwater network

Roads ACT is responsible for managing, monitoring and maintaining the physical condition of the municipal stormwater network, for setting standards for the construction of new stormwater assets and for ensuring the safe and effective functioning of the stormwater network as a whole. For more information, please visit Stormwater Network.

Protecting your property from flooding

For advice on how to keep your property from flooding, please visit Protecting Your Property from Flooding.

Sump conversions

For information on the procedure for the conversion of standard stormwater sump cover to trafficable cover, please visit Sump Conversions.

Stormwater ties

If you need to know the location of your stormwater tie you will need to visit the ACT Planning and Land Authority (ACTPLA) website.

For private contractors applying for reimbursement of works occurring within ACT Government infrastructure, please refer to the stormwater tie blockages and damage reimbursement process (PDF 858KB), Word version (656KB).

Stormwater floodway signage

Roads ACT provide floodway advisory signage to discourage people from congregating near stormwater drains and floodways. For more information visit the Policy for Floodway Advisory Signage

Construction in the vicinity of stormwater easements

Major permanent structures are not permitted within stormwater easements. Some small structures must meet the specifications and restrictions detailed in Summary of requirements: Construction in the vicinity of stormwater easements (PDF 256KB).

Prior to any construction you are required to obtain approval from Transport Canberra and City Services (TCCS) for developments under the 'Exempt' or 'Code' categories and from ACTPLA for developments under 'Merit' and 'Impact Assessment' categories. For approval from TCCS, please contact the Senior Manager of Asset Acceptance (TCCS) through Access Canberra on 13 22 81. Approval from ACTPLA is obtained through the lodgement of a Development Application.

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We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the ACT, the Ngunnawal people. We acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.

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