What is Asset Protection and what do I need to do prior to building?
Asset Protection allows Council to accurately assess damage to Council assets as a result of construction. Council will hold the relevant party accountable to repair the damage.
Which assets are included?
- Protected assets include but are not limited to:
- Road furniture
- Trees or other significant vegetation
- The general landscape and appearance
- Services of any kind
- Street lighting
- Assets that may be the property of other authorities
When is an Asset Protection permit required?
A permit is required for all building works that could cause damage to Council assets, as determined by Council. This includes the construction, demolition, extension, relocation or removal of a building, and the construction of swimming pools and other structures that require a building permit. The requirement of this permit can be found in Council’s Community Local Law (2019).
If you are still unsure of whether you require a permit, please contact us.
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 occured.
Frequently Asked Questions
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 = $213.10) (Commercial = $273.50).
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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