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Asset protection permit

When doing building work, you must follow safe building practices that protect nearby Council assets from damage. Council assets include footpaths, kerbs, vehicle crossovers, nature strips, drainage infrastructure and trees.

Our asset protection requirements aim to reduce our costs and provide a safe environment for the community. They are included in the City of Whittlesea Community Local Law 2024.

Types of developments requiring an Asset Protection Permit:

  • One unit or house built on a single lot
  • Single Dwellings
  • Garage
  • Balcony
  • Veranda
  • Swimming Pool e.g. in  ground, above ground and/or spa
  • Shed
  • Retaining Wall
  • Demolition
  • Extension
  • Driveways

Front Load Bin Permit

You must not place front load bins or other bulk rubbish containers on a road, nature strip, reserve, or other Council land unless you have a Skip Bin Permit.

As of 1 January 2024, the Council will no longer be issuing permits for front load bin to be placed outside a construction site for properties that are 300 square meters or greater in size. All construction sites that are 300 square meters or greater in size will be required to store rubbish containers within the boundaries of the building site.

Current arrangements where fees have been paid for waste containers to be stored outside the building site will remain in place until the building works are completed.

Building sites that are less than 300 square meters may apply for a permit for a waste container to be placed outside the construction site and comply with all permit conditions.

This permit is required in addition to the asset protection permit, and helps reduce damage caused to nature strips.

Builders of new residential dwellings should follow the same application steps but use the following form instead of the Skip Bin Permit application form.

Builders will need to pay a separate permit fee for each bin that will remain throughout the construction period.

 

Builders of new residential dwellings

Builders of new residential dwellings should follow the same application steps but use the following form instead of the Skip Bin Permit application form.

Builders will need to pay a separate permit fee for each bin that will remain throughout the construction period.

Where to lodge the forms

Mail your form to:

City Design & Transport

City of Whittlesea

Locked Bag 1

Bundoora MDC VIC 3083

or email:

info@whittlesea.vic.gov.au

Fee for the Asset Protection Permit Fee & the Front Load Bin Permit fee are non-refundable.

Apply for the Asset Protection Permit online