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Our Asset Protection program is designed to keep Moorabool Shire Infrastructure assets protected from damage resulting from buildings and construction activities
To submit an asset protection permit application, you must:
- inspect and photograph your building site for pre-existing damage to Council assets
- notify us of any existing damage in your online permit application
- ensure you are familiar with the relevant fees that apply to your application
- ensure you have read understood the terms and conditions that apply to your application
If approved, we will email your permit within 10 working days.
Once you have received your permit, you can start your building works. You cannot start any building works (including the delivery of any materials and equipment) until a permit is granted.
Your permit is valid for 12 months from the date of issue.
You must apply for an Asset Protection Permit if you are planning to build (or undertake demolition works) in Moorabool Shire Council. The requirement of this permit can be found in Council’s Community Local Law (2019).
Common building and other works that require a permit:
- construction of a dwelling, unit, garage, pool house or building
- demolition or removal of a structure
- extension to a dwelling
- additions or alterations to a dwelling
- construction or installation of a swimming pool or spa
- fencing with continuous concrete strip footing, brick or masonry fencing
- commercial or industrial development
- structural or civil works
- access to Council Reserve / Land for the purpose of building or other works
Other building works may need a permit. If the building work you are planning is not listed above and still unsure of whether your require a permit, please contact us.
Builders are responsible for protecting the following Council assets during the building process;
- Nature strips
- Kerb and channel
- Drainage pits and pipes
- Street furniture
- Street trees and other significant vegetation
- Street lighting
Builders also have a responsibility to protect assets belonging to other authorities, such as communications, water, gas and power companies.
Council will generally not inspect assets within private property. However, photos showing the condition of any Council assets (e.g. drainage pits) within a private property must be submitted with the Asset Protection Application prior to the commencement of any building works. Where this is not provided, it will be assumed no damage was done prior to the building works.
Builders/owner builders, contractors, suppliers and trades people must ensure damage to assets is kept to a minimum and assets are repaired if damage occurs. Once construction is completed, it is the builder's responsibility to reinstate the nature strip (level out, top soil and seed).
How will Council determine if damage has occurred?
Council will identify all damage found in the post-construction inspection. This damage will be compared to photos taken in the pre-construction inspection to determine when the damage occurred. If any work has commenced without taking the permit; then all damages will be considered to have occurred during construction and Council will hold the relevant party accountable to repair the damage.
Am I required to pay a bond to Council as part of the Asset permit procedure?
Council does not currently require applicants to pay a bond but an asset protection application fee is required to be paid prior to initial inspection (Residential = $219.50) (Commercial = $282.00).
How long does it take for the Asset permit application to be processed?
Applicants should allow for up to 10 working days. Please ensure the information provided on the application form is clear, as incomplete information may extend the time required to process the permit.
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