Apply for an asset protection permit

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Why do you need this permit?

You will need an asset protection permit for any building work that can potentially damage or destroy Manningham assets. These include:

  • roads, right of way and laneways
  • footpaths
  • kerb and channels
  • nature strips
  • trees
  • signage and street furniture.

The permit helps us monitor potential damage. This keeps people safe and authorises us to make sure damaged public assets are fixed.


Which activities need a permit?

All building activities and projects require a building permit including:

  • construction of a new dwelling, garage, or shed
  • demolitions
  • internal or external renovations
  • subdivision of land
  • pool construction
  • construction of pool, decking, pergola, veranda, patio or alfresco areas.

Who is the permit applicant?

An applicant is any person or company who is responsible for the works. They will be responsible and liable for any damages and repairs required to the satisfaction of Manningham. The permit also protects the applicant from paying for any damages present prior to the commencement of building work.


What are the penalties for not having a permit?

A property owner or an applicant may be breaching local laws and can receive an infringement notice or penalty if they don’t obtain a permit. Enforcement actions can also lead to legal prosecution and the Magistrate’s Court will determine the punishment.


When do you need the permit?

If you are an owner or builder, you must obtain a permit at least 10 business days before the commencement of any works.

Applications take about 10 business days to process. A permit will only be issued once the permit fee and bond have been paid.


How much does it cost?

If the total costs of works are $1 million or less

A non-refundable permit fee is $425 plus a security bond determined by the works and land.

If the total costs of works are more than $1 million

A non-refundable permit fee will range between $600 and $20,000 plus the required security bond. The amount payable will depend on the scope and value of the development. The permit fee will be determined by the City Infrastructure manager.

Security bond

Our asset protection officer will determine the security bond after an initial site inspection. We will make a security bond determination after a site inspection. The amount will range between $1000 and $20,000. The amount will consider the nature and extent of the works.

Commercial developments of works that pose a higher risk to our assets may incur a bond greater than $20,000.

When will your security bond be refunded?

If there is no damage or the applicant repairs any damage after the completion of building work, the applicant will receive a refund for the security bond.

A bond may be used to remedy:

  • a breach of permit conditions
  • any damages caused by the works.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to repair damage caused by other authorities before receiving a security bond refund. If we are required to repair any damages that exceeds the bond amount further charges may apply. The applicant will receive a separate invoice in such an event.

The fee increase covers road asset administration and associated inspection costs of the permits.

How to apply

  1. Download and complete the asset protection application:
    Asset Protection Application
    Asset Protection Application
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  2. Once you have completed the application form, you can return it via:
    • Email at
    • Post to PO Box 1, Doncaster, Victoria 3108
    • Drop off at our customer service desk at 699 Doncaster Road, Doncaster, Victoria, 3108

What happens next?

  1. We will send two separate invoices to you for the asset protection fee and the required bond.

  2. Pay your application fee online using the APR number.

  3. Pay your security bond online using the BND number.

  4. We’ll issue a permit and send it to you.

How to cancel

If you are no longer doing any work requiring an asset protection permit, contact us to cancel your application or permit. If you have already made a payment, a decision will be made on any applicable refund.

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