Building Permits, Fact Sheets and Checklist

Building Permits and Application Forms

2 July, 2019
Please note: Due to a change in legislative requirements from the Victorian Building Authority, we are currently reviewing our policies and procedures including our application forms. Whilst this review is underway, we will not be accepting any building permit applications until further notice. Please check back again in the coming weeks for updates. For more information please contact the VBA in regards to the BAMS project.

Application for a Building Permit - please check back shortly.
Building Act 1993 - Building Regulations 2018

Asset Protection

Please refer to the Asset Protection information on the Frankston City Council website.

Building Permit Factsheet 

 To determine when a Building Permit is required please refer to the VBA website.

Building Service Fee Schedule for all services

Build Over Easement Consent (Council)
Build Over Easement Consent is required when proposing to construct on an easement with a drainage pipe or vested rights by Council's Infrastructure Department.

Build Over Easement Consent (Sewerage Authority)
Build Over Easement Consent is required when proposing to construct on or near an easement with a sewerage asset or vested rights by South East Water (SEWL).

For more information about Building over Easement please refer to the South East Water website and the Planning section of the Frankston City Council website.

Bushfire Attack Level Assessment Report
For building permit applications where the property is within a Bushfire Prone Area (BPA) that requires an assessment on the vegetation surrounding the proposed building/structure to determine what bushfire protection measures may be required.

Legal Point of Discharge
Legal Point of Discharge is the point to which all internal drainage is to be directed and/or connected to Council's drainage network from the property.

Please refer to the Infrastructure information on the Frankston City Council website.

Occupancy Permit for a Building Permit
Application to obtain an Occupancy Permit for a Building Permit issued by Frankston City Council.

Occupancy Permit for Places of Public Entertainment (POPE)
The Application for an Occupancy Permit for Places of Public Entertainment and Siting Consent for Temporary Structures.

Precaution Work
For building permit applications lodged with Council, where the works may affect adjoining property owners such as fences and buildings close to boundary lines.

Protection Work Notice
For building permit applications where protection work is to be carried out to protect adjoining property. This notice is required to be served by the owner on the adjoining owner.

Protection Work Notice Response
For building permit applications where protection work is to be carried out to protect adjoining property. This notice is required to be given by the adjoining owner to the owner.

Septic Tanks
Frankston City Council has a number of unsewered rural, residential and commercial properties. When considering the purchase of a block of land you should first contact South East Water on (131 694) to find out whether sewer is available.

Soil Type Bore Log Test Declaration
Foundation Soil Type Bore Log Test Declaration Builders and Owners may verify the type of existing ground foundation present onsite for some small structures - fences, garages, verandahs and generally additions up to 20m2 instead of a recommended Soil Report from a Geotechnical Engineer as determined by the Building Surveyor.

Variation/Extension to a Building Permit
All variations proposed to a Building Permit, endorsed approved plans or documents require a Variation Application Form to be submitted for approval prior to carry out any works outside the scope of the approved Building Permit or documentation.

  • Please contact Council to obtain this form on 1300 322 322.

Building Permit Checklists

These checklists provide you with very useful general requirements and information on documentation and additional approvals that may be necessary to obtain a Building Permit.

Building Fact Sheets

Balconies
Guidelines for the safe use, maintenance and inspection on balconies have been produced by the Victorian Building Commission. For more details, visit the Victorian Building Commission (Victorian Building Authority) website.

Basketball Rings
The safe installation and information guide, produced by the Victorian Building Authority (Building Commission) relating to basketball rings.

Corner and Front Fences
This single page provides a simple list of requirements and approvals required for corner fences.

Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD) Design Guides
Council has developed a set of Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD) Design Guides for people interested in improving the environmental sustainability of their Buildings.

Essential Safety Measures
An Annual ESM Report (Essential Safety Measures) is to be completed by the owner each year to confirm that appropriate maintenance is carried out on applicable fire services, fire construction, egress and exits etc. For more informaiton please refer to the VBA website.

Pool and Spa
Information on the fencing and safety barriers required to protect a young child.

Contact Us

Frankston City Council
30 Davey Street
Frankston 3199
P. 1300 322 322
Info@frankston.vic.gov.au

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