Before You Start Work

Manningham Council allocates a significant amount of money each year to upgrade and maintain the city’s infrastructure.

Before you start work, you must get an Asset Protection Permit if you are doing any work that needs a Building Permit, including demolition, to protect Council’s assets from damage.

Why is an Asset Protection Permit Required?

The permit helps Council maintain public safety by monitoring potential damage to Council property and fixing damaged public assets such as:

  • Footpaths
  • Vehicle crossings (driveways)
  • Road pavement, kerb and channels
  • Poles and signs
  • Street vegetation and trees, nature strip and reserves
  • Storm water pits

The Asset Protection permit reviews:

  • Trip hazards
  • Environmental hazards, such as mud on footpaths and roads
  • Dangerous placement of equipment and materials on Council land

Without an Asset Protection permit, you may breach Council's Local Law and receive an infringement notice or penalty as determined by the Magistrates Court.

How to Obtain a Permit?

Icon for application/pdf Application for Asset Protection Permit (180.34 KB) can be submitted by the property owner or contractor.  The applicant is the person responsible for any damage, amenity, safety or environmental issues and reinstatement work.

Complete this form and return by email to Manningham Council. You can post it to:

PO Box 1
Doncaster Vic 3108

Or deliver it to:

699 Doncaster Road
Doncaster Vic 3108


The permit fee is $250.

A security bond is required. The bond amount is determined via site inspection (usually within seven to ten days) and invoiced. Permits are issued once payment is made. The bond ranges between $750 and $4000 depending on the extent of works. Commercial developments or works that pose a higher risk of damage to Council assets can cost more than $4000.

The security bond is refunded after building is completed, provided there is no damage or any damage is fixed.

The security bond can be used to fix a breach of permit conditions or to repair any damage caused by the works. The applicant is responsible to fix damage to Council assets casued by other authorities prior to a security bond refund.

Other Permits

An Asset Protection Permit does not allow permission to access or occupy Council land including footpaths, nature strips, parks or reserves.

Hoarding Permit

Requests to occupy Council land (Hoarding) can be made by completing a Icon for application/pdf Hoarding or Overhead Protective Awning Permit Application Form (342.35 KB).

Access Across Reserves Permit

If the work involves access through a park or reserve you will require a separate Icon for application/pdf Access Across Reserves Permit (49.07 KB).

Vehicle Crossing Permit

If the work involves the construction or widening of a vehicle crossing (driveway), you will need a separate Icon for application/pdf Application for vehicle crossing permit (461.27 KB). For more information on vehicle crossings, visit Roads and Footpaths.

For more information, visit the Manningham Council Municipal Offices at 699 Doncaster Road, Doncaster, or call 9840 9333.