Do I need an Asset and Amenity Protection Permit?
It is a requirement of the Shire’s General Purposes Local Law 38. Regulation of Building Sites to obtain an Asset and Amenity Protection permit before building works begin that require a Building Permit, including demolition. For more information on the Shire’s General Purposes Local Law or to access a copy, please see Local Law.
Exemptions apply to properties outside the Urban Growth Boundary and works valued at $10,000 or less, however demolition, relocating a building and installing a swimming pool require a permit regardless of value. To check if your property is within the Urban Growth Boundary and you are required to obtain a permit, please see Is my property within the Urban Growth Boundary?
Why do I need an Asset and Amenity Protection Permit?
The purpose of the permit is to minimise potential damage from building works to assets within the Road Reserve, apply conditions to protect the environment and to ensure that any damage to community assets are repaired and paid for. Assets within the Road Reserve that can be affected by building work include footpaths, roads, drains and vegetation.
The Authorised Officer will conduct inspections for the duration of the permit to:
- Confirm the condition of natural and built assets before works begin
- Monitor compliance with the permit and associated conditions
- Monitor compliance with the Building and Works Code of Practice
- Ensure that any damage to Council Assets within the Road Reserve is repaired
Building and Works Code of Practice
It is a requirement of the Shire’s General Purposes Local Law 38. Regulation of Building Sites for an Asset and Amenity Protection permit holder to comply with any conditions or requirements in the Building and Works Code of Practice. The Building and Works Code of Practice, by reference, forms part of the Shire’s General Purposes Local Law and is an enforceable document. The Code of Practice has been developed to manage the effects of building works within the Shire, support the safety and wellbeing of local communities and protect assets and the environment. To access a copy of the Code of Practice, please see Building and Works Code of Practice(PDF, 77KB) .
The Code of Practice outlines the minimum requirements for responsible site management, including:
- Site fencing
- Stormwater protection
- Waste management
- Sanitary facilities
- Pedestrian and traffic safety