Before you start planning and designing your new home, you can do some preliminary research to make sure you’re aware of any restrictions that apply to the use and development of your land.
Before you commit to buying a property, there is information available to help you make an informed decision.
Building permits are issued by Private Building Surveyors. A building permit is required before any building work begins to ensure that work is safe and complies with the Building Regulations 2018.
Access our range of Building Information certificates, Report and Consent, House Plans and Adjoining Owner information required for specific building applications.
Keeping your neighbours informed about your building and renovations can help avoid problems before, during and after building. Learn more about building site responsibilities to protect others from risk and to minimise nuisance.
Learn more about swimming pools and spas. Answers to questions such as do I need a safety barrier, how do I check if my barrier is compliant and do I need a building permit?
For an overview of flood prone areas within the Mornington Peninsula Shire. You will need to open the ‘Key Map’ first to identify which particular map you need to open to view flood prone information relevant to your property.
A large percentage of the Mornington Peninsula Shire is designated as flood prone. If your property is identified as flood prone it doesn't mean that you won't be able to build on it, it means you will need to apply for Report and Consent to Build on Flood Prone Land.
Learn more about fencing such as when you need a planning or building permit, what fences you can build without a permit, shared fences, boundary fences and more.
Information on common building topics such as Termite Management and Maintenance, Installing Smoke Alarms, Installing a Rainwater Tank, Installing a Wood Heater and Balconies & Balustrades.