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Do I need an asset protection permit?

An asset protection permit is needed before starting any construction that may affect council owned assets like footpaths, roads, drains and signs. This makes sure any damage is minimised and repaired without cost to ratepayers. Find out how to get an asset protection permit.

An asset protection permit is needed before starting any construction that may affect council owned assets like footpaths, roads, drains and signs. This makes sure any damage is minimised and repaired without cost to ratepayers. Find out how to get an asset protection permit.

Protecting public assets during construction video transcript (DOCX, 16.51KB)

Generally, we will need a security deposit before works can commence. This will be used to fix any damage if assets are not repaired properly, otherwise, it will be refunded in full. The amount will vary depending on the extent of the works and potential for damage.

You need to get the permit at least 7 days before starting any construction or works.

What type of asset protection permit do I need?

Hoarding or storage on public land

To store materials, occupy land or erect a hoarding on public land such as the footpath or nature strip you need to complete the hoarding or occupation of the road application form.

Hoarding or occupation of the road application form (PDF, 302.53KB)

Vehicle crossings

For any works to an existing or new vehicle crossing from the road over the footpath, you need to apply and pay online for a vehicle crossing permit.

Stormwater connection

To connect into Bayside's stormwater drainage system including kerb and channel you need to complete a stormwater tapping permit application.

Stormwater tapping permit application (PDF, 280.27KB)

Open a road or surrounds

To excavate in a road, nature strip or footpath for any purpose, e.g. sewer, stormwater or water connection, you need to complete a road opening permit application.

Road opening permit application (PDF, 281.20KB)

What are the key steps in the process?

  1. Complete and submit the relevant permit application.
  2. Once you have received your notice, use the reference number to pay the permit fee via www.ecouncil.bayside.vic.gov.au
  3. We will inspect and record the current condition of the asset/s.
  4. You will be sent paperwork to complete and sign.
  5. You may need to pay a security deposit using the reference number on your notice via www.ecouncil.bayside.vic.gov.au
  6. A permit is issued, and works can commence. A sign must be placed on the site that includes the site address, name and address of the builder, and a 24-hour contact number.
  7. On completion of works, we will inspect the site and the condition of the asset/s and advise if further remedial works are required.
  8. Once the assets are deemed to be in satisfactory condition, the security deposit will be refunded (or balance refunded if used to fund remedial works).

How do I make sure any damage is repaired correctly?

All works affecting our assets and infrastructure must be designed, constructed and reinstated according to our public asset engineering drawings.

In exceptional cases, we may arrange reinstatement on behalf of applicants at their expense.