Asset protection

Builders are responsible for protecting the following Council assets during the building process:

  • roads
  • footpaths
  • kerb and channel
  • drainage pits
  • nature strips
  • infrastructure.

Builders also have a responsibility to protect assets belonging to other authorities, such as telephone, gas and power companies.

Builders, contractors, suppliers and trades people must ensure damage to assets is kept to a minimum, and assets are repaired if damage occurs.

The builder/permit holder must give written notice to Council seven (7) days prior to construction, detailing existing damages to any Council Assets which:

  1. are adjacent to the land (on all sides) to which the building permit relates
  2. is likely to be affected by the building works authorised by the building permit.

The builder, owner builder or permit holder must complete an Asset Protection Permit Fees Form and send it to our Road Assets Officer (Operations Department, PO Box 21, Melton 3337 or Fax 03 9743 9970).

Asset Protection Application Form(DOC, 34KB)

Asset Protection Application Form(PDF, 124KB)

Council will then arrange an inspection.

Please see the Asset Protection Cover Letter(PDF, 42KB).

For more details on the process, please contact us on 03 9747 7200.