Building site inspections

When you get a building permit to construct a dwelling within Melton City Council, you must follow certain rules. Council’s Local Laws Officers patrol building sites daily and will not tolerate non-compliance with Council’s Local Law.

The rules set out in the Law relate to:

  • Management and control of building refuse on and around the site
    You must install refuse receptacles for waste created and accumulated on the building site. They must have a fixed, closed lid and you must have them emptied immediately when they are full.
  • Identification of the site from the street
    For the duration of the construction period, the owner or builder must provide a clearly defined sign on the street front of the property, which is clearly visible and legible from the road, of all relevant details set out in the Local Law. This sign must be maintained for the duration of the construction period and must not be removed until completion of building work.
  • Establishment and maintenance of appropriate site fencing
    Before building starts, the owner or builder must erect a fence around the perimeter of the building site. It must comply with all requirements, and must stay up for the entire building period.

Council Local Law building site requirements(DOCX, 2MB)

For further clarification you can contact the Local Laws Department at Melton City Council during business hours on 9747 7200.