Why is an asset protection permit required?
The permit helps us to maintain public safety by monitoring potential damage to Council owned property and community infrastructure and fixing any damaged public assets such as:
- 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 Magistrate's Court.
How to organise a permit?
Download and complete the Asset Protection Application (626.62 KB)
Once you have completed the application form, you can return it by email or post it to:
PO Box 1, Doncaster
Alternatively you can deliver it in person to:
699 Doncaster Road
A permit fee of $401.00 and security bond is payable prior to issuing the permit if the development has an identified value of work less than or equal to $1M.
A permit fee of $600 - $20,000 and security bond is payable prior to issuing the permit if the development has an identified value of work greater than $1M, depending on scope and value of the development. The permit fee will be determined upon the application by the Coordinator, Roads & Infrastructure Services.
A security bond is required and the bond amount is determined following a site inspection. The bond amount will range between $1000 and $20,000 depending on the nature and extent of the proposed works. Commercial developments or works undertaken that pose a higher risk of damage to Council assets may incur a bond of more than $20,000. Similarly, the security bond for areas with minimal Council assets will be assessed at a lower amount.
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 caused by other authorities prior to a security bond refund. If the costs of the damages caused exceed the bond amount, additional charges may apply via a separate invoice.
An Asset Protection Permit does not allow permission to access or occupy Council land including footpaths, nature strips, parks or reserves.
Requests to occupy Council land (Hoarding) can be made by completing a Hoarding or Overhead Protective Awning Permit Application (710.03 KB)
Access Across Reserves Permit
If the work involves access through a park or reserve you will require a separate Application - Reserve Crossing Permit (128.26 KB)
Vehicle Crossing Permit
If the work involves the construction or widening of a vehicle crossing (driveway), you will need a separate Vehicle Crossing Permit Application (587.89 KB) For more information on vehicle crossings, visit Roads and Footpaths.
For more information, visit the Manningham Civic Centre at 699 Doncaster Road, Doncaster, or call 9840 9333.