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Asset protection permit

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 and trees.

Our asset protection requirements aim to reduce our costs and provide a safe environment for the community. They are included in our Building Site Code of Practice and General Local Laws.

Before you build

Before beginning to build a new residential dwelling(s), commercial, industrial, medium to high density or mixed-use development you must:

Lodge an:

  • Asset Protection Form - for residential dwellings that have a development cost less than $500,000
  • Infrastructure Asset Protection Form - for commercial, industrial, medium to high density (6+ dwellings) and mixed-use developments that have a development cost more than $500,000.

Pay the non-refundable administration fee:

  • $392 fee for residential dwellings that have a development cost less than $500,000 (up to 5 dwellings on a site only).
    • Mail your form to:  
      Local Laws
      City of Whittlesea
      Locked Bag 1
      Bundoora MDC VIC 3083
  • Scalable fee - applies for all other development including commercial, industrial, medium to high density (6+ dwellings) and mixed-use developments that have a development cost more than $500,000. Refer to the development cost table below. 
    • Mail your form to:
      Infrastructure Protection Unit
      City of Whittlesea
      Locked Bag 1
      Bundoora MDC VIC 3083
Development cost Fee
Between $500,000 and $1,000,000 $2,116
Between $1,000,001 and $2,500,000 $3,037
Between $2,500,001 and $5,000,000 $5,276
Between $5,000,001 and $7,500,000 $9,009
Between $7,500,001 and $10,000,000 $12,741
Between $10,000,001 and $15,000,000 $21,241
Between $15,000,001 and $20,000,000 $23,897
Between $20,000,001 and $25,000,000 $26,553
Between $25,000,001 and $30,000,000 $29,208
Between $30,000,001 and $35,000,000 $31,864
Between $35,000,001 and $40,000,000 $34,520
Between $40,000,001 and $45,000,000 $37,176
Between $45,000,001 and $50,000,000 $39,831
50,000,001+ $42,487

Pay the bond

For commercial, industrial medium to high density (6+ dwellings) and mixed-use developments that have a development cost more than $500,000 only.

The refundable bond is determined based on the impact of the infrastructure adjacent to the development site. Council officers will determine the bond amount and an invoice will be sent to the applicant.

Council will retain the bond until the Certificate of Final Inspection or the Occupancy Permit has been issued by the Building Surveyor.

In the event that there is no damage to our infrastructure and/or that the damaged infrastructure has been rectified to our standard, then the entire bond amount will be returned to the applicant.

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.

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

After building is completed

As soon as possible after your building work are completed, you must notify us so we can inspect the Council assets near the building site.

If, after the inspection, we believe the building work has damaged Council assets, we will ask you to repair the damage within 28 days.

If, after 28 days, you have not repaired the Council assets, you will be charged with the repair costs.