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Do I need an asset protection permit or any other building /construction related permits?

An Asset Protection Permit is required before commencing construction that may affect council owned assets like footpaths, crossovers, roads, drains, signs, nature strips and nature strip trees. This ensures damages are minimised and repaired without cost to ratepayers.

Upon receiving an appointment of works notice via a Section 80 or Section 29a (demolition), Council will automatically complete a pre-condition inspection and notify the property owner with the necessary Asset Protection documents and application form which will specify the process and payment of the asset protection permit fee and the security bond. The application form will be mailed to the property owner’s address.

A security bond is kept by Council for the duration of all construction works which can be used to fix any damages to council assets because of these works, however, are fully refunded once works are complete and our Council Officers have confirmed no damages have been made, or they have been fixed to Council standards. The security bond allocated to each project will vary depending on the extent of the works to be carried out, and the potential for damage.

An Asset Protection Permit is required at least 7 days before commencing construction or any building works.

Applications can be submitted via email: AssetProtectionPermits@bayside.vic.gov.au or in person at Council's Corporate Centre, 76 Royal Avenue, Sandringham from 8.30am to 5pm (Monday to Friday).

If you haven’t received your application form from us and are needing to start your works, please call our Customer Service team on 9599 4444 or email AssetProtectionPermits@bayside.vic.gov.au

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 our ecouncil website.
  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 our ecouncil website.
  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. Once all works are completed, you will need to fill out a bond refund application form. Once received 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). The refund will take approx. 3 weeks to return to the nominated account.

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.

Other permits you may need

Hoarding or storage on public land

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

A report and consent for Protection of the Public Regulation 116 may be required to be approved as part of a Hoarding application. Where a Section 30 Building Permit has been approved, please contact the building department on (03) 9599 4660.

Applications can be submitted via email: AssetProtectionPermits@bayside.vic.gov.au or in person at Council's Corporate Centre, 76 Royal Avenue, Sandringham from 8.30am to 5pm (Monday to Friday) or via post PO Box 27, Sandringham VIC 3191.

Hoarding or occupation of the road application form 

Plant & Equipment on public land

To erect any plant and equipment on public land such as the road, footpath, or nature strip you need to complete the Plant & Equipment Road Occupation Permit application form. Some examples of plant and equipment include a Crane, Cherry Picker, Scissor Lift, Concrete Pump or Excavator. 

Applications can be submitted via email: AssetProtectionPermits@bayside.vic.gov.au or in person at Council's Corporate Centre, 76 Royal Avenue, Sandringham from 8.30am to 5pm (Monday to Friday) or via post PO Box 27, Sandringham VIC 3191.

Allow 10 business days for a decision. A permit must be obtained before occupation of Council property.

Plant and Equipment Road Occupancy Permit Application 

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 apply and pay online for a Stormwater Tapping Permit.

Open a road or surrounds

To excavate in a road, nature strip or footpath for any purpose, e.g. sewer, water connection or footpath repair, you need to you need to apply and pay online for a Road Opening Permit.