Apply for an Asset Protection Permit

What is an Asset Protection Permit? 

An Asset Protection Permit ensures that public assets and infrastructure are kept safe during building works. These include but are not limited to:

  • Footpaths
  • Vehicle crossovers 
  • Nature strips 
  • Road Pavements 
  • Kerb and channel 
  • Signage 
  • Street lights 
  • Stormwater drains 
  • Street trees 

Do I need an Asset Protection Permit? 

If you're planning to undertake building works that fall into any of the below categories, you must apply for an Asset Protection Permit at least 7 business days before your works are due to begin. Not only does this ensure that damage to Council assets are minimised, but as the applicant it ensures that you are not held liable for damage that existed prior to you commencing your works. 

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

Building works must not commence (including delivery of materials and equipment) until your permit has been issued. Once issued your permit is valid for 2 years. 

Sandhurst and Sandarra Estates

Please note that Frankston City Council DO NOT provide Asset Protection in the Sandhurst or Sandarra estates. Please contact Sandhurst Club on 03 8787 7011 if you are wishing to conduct any works in these areas.

 

How much does it cost to apply for an Asset Protection Permit? 

The total cost of an Asset Protection Permit is $1230.00, which is made up of:

  • a non-refundable application fee of $230
  • a minimum refundable bond of $1,000

Note, the $1,000 minimum Asset Protection Bond is for residential works. For commercial and large-scale works, including multi-lot subdivisions, Council may require a higher Asset Protection Bond. This will be assessed and an invoice issued to the Applicant which must be paid in full before the permit can be approved.

If there is no damage to Council assets, on completion of works your Asset Protection Bond will be returned in full within 28 days.

 

How do I apply?

To submit your application for an Asset Protection Permit below, you will need to make sure you have the following information ready:

  • Property and applicant details 
  • Description of works 
  • Estimated value of works 
  • Payment of $230 (non-refundable) permit fee and a $1000 (refundable) bond payment.

Apply and Pay Online

 

If you are unable to apply online, download and complete the Asset Protection Application Form (718KB) and submit it to Council via:

  • Email to info@frankston.com.au
  • Post to Frankston City Council PO Box 490, Frankston Vic, 3199
  • In person at one of our customer service centres

 

What happens after I apply and pay for my Asset Protection Permit? 

  • Once we have received you application and payment, we will process your permit within 7 business days
  • You will receive your Asset Protection Permit and can commence building works
  • When your works are completed you can apply for your Asset Protection Bond refund below 

 

How do I request my bond refund?

When your building works are finished, you can submit your application online for your Asset Protection Bond to be refunded. Please make sure you have the following information ready:

  • Your contact details (the Asset Protection Bond will only be refunded to the person who made the original payment)
  • Your building site address 
  • Your bank account details for the Asset Protection Bond to be refunded to
  • A copy of your Certificate of Completion, Certificate of Final Inspection or Certificate of Occupancy

 

Request your Asset Protection Bond Refund Online

 

If you are unable to apply online, download and complete the Asset Protection Request for Final Inspection (229KB) and submit it to Council via: 

  • Email to info@frankston.com.au
  • Post to Frankston City Council PO Box 490, Frankston Vic, 3199
  • In person at one of our customer service centres

 

My building works have caused some damage, what happens now? 

If any damage has occurred to Council assets during your building works, as the applicant you are responsible for the repairs. 

  • A Council Officer will conduct a final inspection of Council assets outside your building site to identify any damage that has occurred.
  • You will be sent a letter outlining the damage as well as your options for having it repaired within a specified timeframe.
  • Once you have repaired any damages and a Council Officer has confirmed that they are to Council standards your Asset Protection Bond will be refunded.

 

Need more information? 

For more information about Asset Protection you can:

  • Refer to our Related Documents or 
  • Contact Council on 1300 322 322 and ask to speak to one of our helpful Engineering Services Staff 

 

Contact Us

For further information contact Sustainable Assets
Frankston City Council
30 Davey Street
Frankston 3199
P. 1300 322 322
E. info@frankston.vic.gov.au

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