Construction Management Plan (CMP)

As a condition of your permit for subdivision or development works, the Mornington Peninsula Shire may require that a Construction Management Plan (CMP) be submitted for endorsement to the Development Engineering Department prior to the commencement of works.

These plans were formerly referred to as Environmental Management Plan (EMP), or Construction & Environmental Management Plan (CEMP).

A CMP will show what the contractor must do during construction to protect the environment and to minimise disruption to the local community.

Some areas that may need to be addressed in a CMP include:

  • Project personnel contact information
  • Public safety and site security
  • Site amenities
  • Construction hours
  • Noise control
  • Air and dust management
  • Stormwater and sediment control
  • Waste management
  • Traffic management
  • Special access arrangements

Download: Construction Management Plan Frequently Asked Questions(PDF, 123KB)

Submitting CMPs

The CMP will only be reviewed after your:

  • Condition 1 Plans are endorsed by the Planning Department
  • Engineering Plans are approved by the Development Engineering Team

Depending on your site, the proposed works, and the surrounding conditions, your planning permit will require either a ‘Major’ or ‘Minor’ CMP to be submitted to council for endorsement.

The CMP Kit is designed to help you prepare a site-specific CMP to mitigate impacts on infrastructure, environment and amenity of the surrounding area during your works.

Your CMP will outline issues of concern for the site, their level of risk, and what control measures you will take to reduce these risks.

CMPs must be submitted on the Shire’s template in electronic format via email to


Download: Construction Management Plan guide (Minor)(PDF, 7MB)

Download: Construction Management Plan guide (Major)(PDF, 2MB)


The Minor CMP Template consists of one plan. This plan shows the locations of controls on the site and provide boxes for narrative for each specific element.

Download: Minor CMP Template(DOC, 253KB)

Download: Minor CMP Template(PDF, 149KB)

The Major CMP Template consists of two plans:

• Plan 1 will show the locations of controls on the site and provide boxes for narrative.
• Plan 2 will show the designs of the controls that will be used on the site.

Download: Major CMP Template(DOC, 504KB)

Download: Major CMP Template(PDF, 199KB)

When completed and endorsed, these plans are to be kept on site during the works.

All individuals working on the site are to be made aware of the CMP and their responsibilities under this plan.