Asset and Amenity Protection Permit

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
  • Dust
  • Waste management
  • Sanitary facilities
  • Pedestrian and traffic safety

Application Process

Submit your Application

Complete and submit your application. The permit holder is responsible for repairing any damage to Council assets that occurs as a result of the building works.

You will be required to provide:

  • Property and contractor details
  • Estimated value of works
  • Period of works
  • Description of works
  • Nominated vehicle access
  • Pay $240.00 permit fee

No works can begin, including demolition, excavation and delivery of equipment and materials until a permit has been issued and all conditions have been met. If any works begin before a Permit is issued, enforcement action will be taken.

Apply and Pay Online

Preliminary Site Inspection

An Authorised Officer will conduct a preliminary site inspection to capture the existing condition of assets, either when your application is received or when the Shire receives notification from your Private Building Surveyor that they have been engaged for the Building Permit, whichever happens first. You may wish to take photographs of the road reserve before works commence, for your own records.

Permit Issued

Once your application has been received the Authorised Officer will issue a Permit (including any special conditions that apply to your site) as soon as possible but depending on the complexity of the application e.g. public safety considerations, it may take up to 10 business days to finalise your application.

Compliance with the Building and Works Code of Practice

Authorised Officers will conduct routine and random inspections of the building site to ensure compliance with the Building and Works Code of Practice. If the building site does not comply with the Code of Practice, enforcement action will be taken.

Final Inspection

You are required to notify Council when works are completed on 5950 1040. The Authorised Officer will inspect the completed works for:

  • Compliance with the relevant Shire Standard and Permit conditions
  • Reinstatement of the Road Reserve to its original condition
  • Any damage to Council assets within the road reserve
  • Any public safety issues created by the works