Works Involving Council Assets

All proposed works that impact Council assets or infrastructure require a permit or consent. The permit or consent you require will depend on the type of work you are doing.  

The relevant application must be completed along with plans or detailed drawings of the proposed works so Council can make an assessment.

You can apply online by following the links below:

Building works - Asset Protection Permit

An Asset Protection Permit ensures that public assets and infrastructure are kept safe during building works.

You must apply for a permit for the following works:

  • All demolitions 
  • Building works valued at $20,000 or more 
  • Pool or Spa works valued at $10, 000 or more

To learn more and apply please visit the Apply for an Asset Protection Permit page. 

Building Over an Easement

If you own a property that has an easement and would like to build a structure over it, you will need to apply for Consent to Build Over an Easement. This is to ensure that Council can still access any drainage infrastructure that may be underneath the easement.

Please note: Council does not allow habitable rooms to be built over an easement.

To learn more and apply please visit the Apply to Build Over an Easement page.

Building a Corner Fence

If you are constructing a corner fence that is between 1-1.5 metres in height and is within 9 metres of the intersection you will need to apply for a Corner Fence Dispensation.

Please note: Should you wish to construct a corner fence that is over 1.5 metres in height you will also need a Report and Consent Dispensation from the Building Department. 

To learn more and apply please visit the Apply for a Corner Fence Dispensation page. 

Building on Flood Prone Land

If your property is identified as being in a designated flood prone area you will need to apply for Consent to Build on Flood Prone Land for any proposed structure.

A detailed professional plan will need to be submitted alongside this application for Council to make an assessment.

Please note: To find out if your property is in a flood prone area you can apply for a Property Information Certificate from our Building Department. For further information and to apply please visit our Building Certificates and Property Information page.

To learn more and apply please visit the Apply to Build on Flood Prone Land page.