We are proud to deliver over 100 different services to our vibrant and diverse community. Discover our community, heritage and surrounds. Learn what drives our strategic vision - and how we do it.
Governance, public registers and your rights
Rates and valuations
Learn more about your property's rates and valuations.
Find information on our policies.
Strategies and action plans
Find information on our strategies and action plans.
Discover our area, history and demographics
There’s something for everyone in Manningham. From sacred sites of the area’s First Peoples to the early gold mining settlements, the local area has a bit of everything for you to appreciate and enjoy.
Grants, Funding and Hardship Assistance
We are committed to developing and fostering partnerships with not-for-profit groups and organisations whose work enriches the municipality and is consistent with our vision.
Building a better Manningham
We are committed to managing our city’s infrastructure efficiently and sustainably to better meet the needs and expectations of our growing community.
Our capital works program brings this commitment to life by managing the maintenance and improvement of council assets, facilities and community spaces through a number of key projects.
The Liveable City Strategy 2040 (LCS) is Manningham’s 20-year plan to improve the liveability of our municipality, from our urban/suburban neighbourhoods to our rural areas – providing choice in how we live, work and play.
The LCS will help shape the future of the municipality over the next 20 years and ensure Manningham will continue to evolve as a liveable, resilient, and desirable place to be.
The strategy covers the following key directions:
- vibrant activity centres
- thriving employment
- housing choice and distinct communities
- greening our city
- sustainable transport and travel mode choice
- building social and cultural connections.
The LCS focuses on:
- creating vibrant activity centres and community places
- encouraging jobs growth in the suburbs
- providing housing and transport choice
- protecting Manningham’s valued landscape character.
Importantly, the LCS provides a plan for every neighbourhood as well as our activity centres.
A key concept in the strategy is ‘Living locally - 20 minute neighbourhoods’ which is a core principle of Metropolitan Melbourne’s Plan Melbourne 2050.
The aim of a '20-minute neighbourhood’ is to create a place where people can meet most of their daily needs within a 20-minute walk from home, with safe cycling and local transport options.
The LCS was created following feedback from Imagine Manningham 2040 (IM2040) – an extensive community engagement project undertaken in 2019 that captured the views of a wide cross-section of Manningham’s diverse and varied community.
We are Manningham.
We deliver over 100 different services to our vibrant and diverse community.
We implement the polices and strategic directions set by our Council.
We are proud of our unique blend of city and country.
And we shape positive outcomes by being inclusive and passionate about what we do.
Meet our executive management team
Our 500 employees are led by our Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and executive management team who operate with the guidance of our elected Council. Our CEO is directly accountable to our Mayor and Councillors.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Director City Services
Director Connected Communities
Director City Planning
Director Experience and Capability
Chief Legal and Governance Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Our organisation structure
Download the PDF to view our full organisation structure.
Local Government Act 2020
Local Government in Victoria is administered under the Local Government Act 2020, which provides a framework for the establishment and operation of councils.
The Act is the main legislative instrument for Victoria's seventy-nine councils.
Part 1A of the Local Government Act contains the Local Government Charter, which describes the purpose, objectives and functions of council.
In addition to these matters, the Local Government Act also includes provisions for:
- entitlements for residents and ratepayers to vote in council elections
- the conduct of local council elections, nominations and vote counting
- independent Electoral Representation Reviews by an electoral commission
- council governance requirements, including codes of conduct and disclosure of conflicts of interest
- council decision making, including records of meetings, confidentiality and limits on decisions during election periods
- levying and payment of council rates and charges
- preparation of Council Plans, budgets and annual reports
- council's powers to make and enforce local laws.
Community Local Law
Manningham’s Community Local Law 2023 is a local law made under Part 3 of the Local Government Act 2020 and section 42 of the Domestic Animals Act 1994.
This Local Law is made in recognition of Manningham’s Generation 2030 Community Plan and the Council Plan, which, as Council’s overarching strategic documents, provide a long-term shared vision for Manningham and the community by guiding the development of policy and strategies.
Freedom of Information
Find out what information you can request and how in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act).
Manningham City Council and its service providers value the privacy of every individual's personal information.
Human Rights Charter
The Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 is a law that protects the human rights of all people in Victoria.
The Charter requires all public authorities and their employees to act compatibly with human rights in the delivery of services and when making decisions.
Manningham City Council recognises and respects that everyone has the same human rights entitlement to allow them to participate in, and contribute to, society and our community. We recognise that all persons have equal rights in the provision of, and access to, Council services and facilities. We also recognise that, at times, such rights may be limited, insofar as to strike a balance between individual rights and the protection of public interest.
The Charter complements other laws such the Equal Opportunity legislation and protects rights such as freedom of speech, freedom from forced work and freedom from degrading treatment which previously had no legal protection. The Charter sets out a list of twenty rights that assist all people to live with freedom, respect, equality and dignity.
For more information:
Fraud and Corruption Control
Council is the custodian of significant public funds and assets therefore it is important that the community has assurance that these are adequately protected.
In December 2022, Council approved the Manningham Council Fraud and Corruption Policy.
The Policy sets out specific guidelines and responsibilities regarding appropriate actions that must be followed for the investigation of fraud and corruption and other similar irregularities.
The Policy should be read together with the Manningham Risk Management Strategy and relevant legislation.
Public Interest Disclosures Procedures
The Public Interest Disclosures Act 2012 (the Act) facilitates the making of public interest disclosures about improper conduct within the public sector without fear of reprisal. The Act aims to ensure openness and accountability by encouraging people to make disclosures and protecting them when they do.
Manningham is committed to the aims and objectives of the Act and encourages the making of disclosures about improper conduct. Council will not tolerate improper conduct by the organisation, its workers or Councillors nor the taking of reprisals against anyone who discloses such conduct.
What is a public interest disclosure?
Public Interest Disclosures (PID) are reports about:
- Improper conduct of public bodies or public officers (such as corrupt conduct).
- Detrimental action that a public body or public officer has taken against a person in reprisal for them (or another person) having made a PID or cooperating with the investigation of a PID.
A person making a disclosure must believe, on reasonable grounds, that the Council, worker or Councillor has engaged in, or proposes to engage in, improper conduct.
How do I make a public interest disclosure?
A PID may only be made by a natural person or a group of people making a joint disclosure. A PID cannot be made by a company or organisation.
We can only address disclosures that relate to Manningham City Council and its workers. A person making a disclosure can do so by contacting Council or the Independent Broad-based Anti-Corruption Commission (IBAC).
Council recommends that a written disclosure is sealed in an envelope and clearly marked:
- “Private and Confidential – Attention Mr Andrew McMaster, Chief Legal and Governance Officer”.
- Or by email to Andrew McMaster: firstname.lastname@example.org.
How will Manningham protect me if I make a disclosure?
Manningham will take all reasonable steps to protect a person who makes a public interest disclosure. All correspondence, phone calls and emails from a discloser will be referred to the Public Interest Disclosure Coordinator.
The Public Interest Disclosure Coordinator will take all necessary steps to ensure that the identity of the discloser and the person who is the subject of the disclosure are kept confidential. Where appropriate welfare support will also be provided.
Who can I contact if I am thinking about making a public interest disclosure?
Anyone considering making a disclosure is encouraged to read Manningham’s Public Interest Disclosure Procedures on this page. The procedures will guide you through the process and help you understand how to make a disclosure and activate the protections available under the Act.
Disclosures to Manningham Council
Disclosures to Manningham should be made confidentially to the Public Interest Disclosure Coordinator or to one of the Public Interest Disclosure Officers listed below:
- Andrew McMaster, Public Interest Disclosure Coordinator, telephone 9840 9360
- Kerryn Paterson, Director Experience and Capability, telephone 9840 9201
- Carrie Bruce, Senior Governance Lead, telephone 9840 9210
- Vicki Miller, Risk and Assurance Lead, telephone 9840 9204
Disclosures to the IBAC
Disclosures can also be made directly to the IBAC.
- Address: Level 1, North Tower, 459 Collins Street, Melbourne 3001
- Telephone: 1300 735 135
- Online: You can also submit an online complaint at the IBAC website
Disclosures about Councillors
Disclosures about Councillors must be made directly to the Victorian Ombudsman
- Address: Level 2, 570 Bourke Street, Melbourne 3000
- Telephone: 9613 6222 or toll free to 1800 806 314
- Online: You can also submit an online complaint at the Victorian Ombudsman website
Alternatives to making a public interest disclosure
The Public Interest Disclosures Procedures are designed to complement normal methods of submitting a complaint to Council and existing communication channels between workers and line managers. If your complaint does not meet the threshold of a public interest disclosure, it will be referred through to the appropriate person for action.
Need more information?
You can find more information about public interest disclosures in the Guidelines for handling public interest disclosures on the IBAC website.
Manningham’s Public Interest Disclosures Procedures have been prepared in accordance with these guidelines and advice from the IBAC.
Please contact the Council’s Protected Disclosure Coordinator on 9840 9360 for further information or a confidential discussion. Advice can also be received from IBAC on a confidential basis.
Apply for public works (outfall drain)
You need to complete a public works (outfall drain) application for the following works:
- the construction of an outfall drain and/or general drainage works
- when you want to make changes to the existing engineering plans.
If there is a revision in engineering plans, you’ll need to submit them to us for re-approval. We may need to inspect the site again.
This applications relates to any engineering construction works required by a planning permit that, once completed, will be formally taken over by us for future maintenance purposes.
We calculate fees on a percentage of the proposed works.
If you do not require or have a planning permit but want to construct an outfall drain, contact the City Infrastructure team for advice on how to apply online.
Apply for subdivision works fees and maintenance
You need to apply for a subdivision works fees and maintenance for any engineering construction subdivision works required by a planning permit that once completed, will be formally taken over by us for future maintenance purposes.
We calculate fees on a percentage of the proposed works, including any new development with significantly impervious areas.
Email us if you want to cancel your application.
Find permits, services and guides relating to parking, roads and footpaths
Report an issue with a tree on public land
You can report a tree or tree branch that is obstructing the road, footpath or is in danger of falling or causing damage.
Apply for works, drainage and stormwater connection permit
You will need a Works and Drainage Permit (WDP) to undertake works that impact Manningham’s assets.
Report a blocked or damaged street drain
We are responsible for an extensive network of underground drains that prevent storm-water run-off from impacting property, footpaths and roads.
Drainage projects design and construction
Find out how we're improving drainage and flood mitigation.
Footpath maintenance and construction
Find out about new path projects in Manningham including footpaths, shared paths and shared trails.
We are responsible for maintaining 608km of local roads within Manningham. Find out more about our street sweeping program.
We offer challenging and rewarding employment opportunities to innovative, passionate, and driven people. We have a positive and friendly working environment and are committed to fostering a customer focused, delivery led culture.
Why work for us?
We proudly delivers over 100 different services to our vibrant and diverse community. From parks and galleries to shopping hubs and home care, it is our focus to ensure that Manningham remains a liveable and harmonious place to reside, work and visit.
We provide challenging and rewarding employment opportunities to innovative, passionate, and driven people.
We have a positive and friendly working environment, and we offer our employees a range of benefits, including flexible work options, opportunities for career development, and health and wellbeing initiatives.
We are embracing new technology and improving our customers’ experiences.
It’s a very exciting time to be working at Manningham. Working here is often challenging where no day is the same. You will have the opportunity to take ownership of your work, have your ideas heard and your achievements acknowledged.
We are constantly transforming our organisation to best support the needs of our local community.
And we are looking for a new game changer to join the team. A high performing individual who wants to shape positive and inclusive outcomes for our community. You’ll have the opportunity to take ownership of your work while developing and testing new ideas within a culture of learning to deliver excellent outcomes for Manningham.
We are committed to delivering the best workplace experience for our people.
This means that we live our values (working together, excellence, accountable, respectful, empowered) every day. We understand the value of a safe and inclusive workplace culture, which is why we are committed to gender and intersectional equality. Our Gender Equality Action Plan holds us accountable as we continue to build on positive change at Manningham.
Current job vacancies
We are always looking for talented individuals to join Council. Please apply if you believe you are a suitable candidate for one of the job positions below.
Property and development
Parking, roads and footpaths
Rates and valuations
Pets and animals
Assistance and support services
View a list of all councillors and enter your address to find out which councillor represents you.
Learn how to build a frog pond/bog with local ecologist and frog expert David De Angelis.
David will discuss how you can construct a frog pond/bog at home that is ideal for local frog species.
Attendees will get a head start with a range of free indigenous habitat plants from the Friends of Warrandyte State Park Nursery. They will be there to assist you with water and pond fringing plants.
David De Angelis is a local naturalist, environmental educator, and consultant with interests in the ecology and conservation of frogs, and citizen science. Most of David’s work is done with ABZECO, La Trobe University’s Wildlife Sanctuary and Holmesglen Institute. He is also on the committee of Frogs Victoria.
This event is part our Manningham Spring Outdoors Series, where we offer a range of fun outdoor activities across Manningham.
You can also check what’s happening across other Councils by visiting the Spring Outdoors website.
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Keep up to date with our latest environment and sustainability events.
Improving drainage and flood mitigation
We’re undertaking drainage works and upgrades across Manningham to reduce flood risk.
We prioritise drainage works by considering:
- knowledge of local flooding and relative impacts compared with other locations
- the scale of the required works
- asset condition records and maintenance history
- community feedback
- the timing of other proposed works, including roadworks.
Project timeframes may be impacted by various factors like major road projects or large-scale developments across Manningham.
Flood and storm water management
We’ve partnered with Melbourne Water to undertake flood mapping for Manningham, to better understand flood risk.
This work will assist flood management by:
- improving understanding of the frequency, severity and location of flood risks within catchments
- assisting Council to better plan and prioritise mitigation activities
- helping to plan for future development
- building community awareness of flood risk
- informing emergency management planning.
The Manningham Flood Mapping Project will also inform the development of Manningham Council’s Integrated Water Management Strategy.
This strategy will review flooding and stormwater management risks and respond to emerging challenges, including:
- population growth
- development pressure
- climate change and associated increasing flood and drought risk.
We operate and have established a large number of internal advisory groups and other committees. We are also a member of or associated with a number of external bodies and committees.
The table below shows the members appointed to each committee. These appointments are reviewed on an annual basis.
All current appointments were made by Council on 13 December 2022, with the exception of the Gender Equality and LGBTQIA+ Advisory Committee and the Multicultural Communities Advisory Committee, which were made on 24 May 2022.
Appointee(s) for 2023
Chairperson Appointee for 2023
Audit and Risk Committee
CEO Employment and Remuneration Committee
Gender Equality and LGBTQIA+ Advisory Committee
Health and Wellbeing Advisory Committee
Historical Societies Working Group
Manningham Youth Advisory Committee (MYAC)
Municipal Emergency Management Planning
Director City Services or Delegate
Municipal Fire management Planning Committee (MFMPC)
Fire Rescue Victoria (FRV)
Recreation and Sport Advisory Committee
Appointee(s) for 2023
Australian Local Government Women’s Association - Victoria (ALGWA-Vic)
Eastern Affordable Housing Alliance (EAHA)
Eastern Region Group of Councils (ERG)
Eastern Transport Coalition (ETC)
Alt Cr Chen
Metropolitan Transport Forum (MTF)
Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV)
Northern Alliance for Greenhouse Action (NAGA) Executive Committee
Victorian Local Governance Association (VLGA)
Whitehorse Manningham Regional Library Corporation (WMRLC)
View all our services to help you dispose your unwanted items, learn how to recycle and more.
Book a hard rubbish collection
Looking to get rid of large unwanted household items. Find out what we can collect.
Container Deposit Scheme coming to Manningham
From Wednesday 1 November 2023, Victoria’s first Container Deposit Scheme (CDS Vic) will begin operating across Victoria.
Soft plastics recycling put on hold
We are working with other Victorian Councils to lobby the State Government for soft plastics processing facilities.
Recycle at your local mini recycling station
We've installed mini recycling stations so you can recycle common household items that cannot go into your bins.
Find your local transfer stations (tips) and recycling centres
View a list of our closest transfer stations (tips) and recycling centres.
How to dispose of items
Find out how to dispose of your unwanted items using the Alphabetical listing
There is a legal process to enable the planning scheme to be amended. You can find the recent changes to our planning scheme below.
How the amendment process works
Resolution to seek authorisation from the Minister for Planning to prepare and exhibit an amendment
Authorisation may or may not be granted by the Minister for Planning, or may granted subject to conditions.
Opportunity for the public, and other key stakeholders, to make a written submission in support of, or objection, to the proposed amendment
Consideration of all written submissions. Council must then decide to either:
- change the amendment in the manner requested
- refer submissions to an independent Panel for review
- abandon all or part of the amendment
Consideration of the submissions by an independent Panel, appointed by the Minister for Planning
Consideration of the Panel's findings and recommendations. Council must then decide to either:
- adopt the amendment (with or without changes), or
- abandon all or part of the amendment
Submission of final adopted amendment by Council to the Minister for Planning for approval
Minister for Planning approves or refuses the amendment
Recently approved amendments
Select the amendment name to view more details:
|Number||Amendment name||Date approved|
|C127mann||Chapelhill, Doncaster||8 September 2022|
|C131mann||Doncaster Hill Major Activity Centre||28 January 2021|
|C104||Westfield Development Plan||23 May 2019|
|C117mann||Manningham Rural Areas||20 September 2019|
|C109||Review of Flooding Controls||10 October 2019|
|C122||Miscellaneous changes to the scheme||16 May 2019|
|C123||Proposed Public Open Space Contribution Rates||19 April 2018|
To view all planning scheme amendments, you can:
- Download the list of all Manningham Planning Scheme amendments to find the number you need.
- Search for your amendment on the planning scheme amendment finder.
As an environmentally forward thinking Council, we believe the decisions we make today have the potential to change the future for generations to come.
We recognise that climate change is a defining issue of our time and requires a collaborative and urgent response. By actively working together — Council, our community, schools, businesses and partners — we have the opportunity to create a more sustainable future for us all.
Creating a clean and renewable future
As part of our response to climate change, we are continuing to focus efforts on building a cleaner, greener and more sustainable future. We are doing this by reducing emissions from Council operations, managing our energy/water/waste in smart, responsible ways and by building awareness, educating and empowering our community to do the same.
Tackling climate change
Climate change is already impacting our environment, liveability, our health and local economy and it requires an immediate and urgent response. We all need to work together — Council, the community, schools and businesses — to take action to address the impacts of climate change and work towards a more sustainable future.
Timeline for climate action
What we are doing
Motion to declare climate emergency approved by Council
On January 28 2020, Manningham Council unanimously approved a motion to declare a climate emergency. This resolution acknowledged that we are in a state of serious climate and environmental change and that urgent climate actions were required.
Climate mitigation targets adopted by Council
On October 2021, Manningham Council unanimously adopted climate mitigation targets. These targets are:
- net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2028 for Council operations
- net zero emissions by 2035 for the Manningham community
The climate emergency resolution and the net zero targets empower us to enhance climate action. Community feedback acknowledged a shared commitment with Council to increase action on climate change.
Draft Climate Emergency Action Plan developed
A Climate Emergency Action Plan was developed, outlining actions to address climate change.
Published Climate Emergency Response Plan
In July 2023 after further consultation, Manningham Council published the renamed Climate Emergency Response Plan. The Climate Emergency Response Plan (CERP) outlines the approach to addressing climate change and its impact on Manningham.
Key actions include:
- improved public transport and car share services
- increased electric vehicle charging infrastructure
- conversion to energy efficient LED streetlights
- expanding rooftop solar and batteries program
- household energy saving measures
- diverting food and garden organics (FOGO) waste from landfill
- incentives to recycle and repurpose materials
- preserving and strengthening local biodiversity and bushland reserves
- strengthening community education and awareness raising through workshops, events and activities.
100 per cent renewable energy at Council buildings and sports facilities
Manningham Council has signed the VECO electricity contract. VECO is an initiative involving 46 Victorian councils, known as the Victorian Energy Collaboration (VECO).
Thanks to the signing of this monumental contract, we will be able to make the following changes:
- End of 2022 - 100 per cent green electricity will be running:
- the Pines Shopping Centre
- Manningham Civic Centre
- MC Square
- Manningham Depot
- End of 2023 - Manningham netball stadiums and Aquarena will transfer to the contract as well.
- 1 January 2025 - all our electricity requirements will be powered by 100 per cent renewable energy. This includes:
- street lights
- EV charging points
All this new renewable energy comes from two wind farms, located in Horsham and Dundonnell.
Manningham has one of the largest networks of open space in metropolitan Melbourne covering approximately 17 per cent of the municipality and including more than 300 parks.
This includes recreation parks, sporting reserves, natural areas and neighbourhood parks.
Our unique natural environment provides a sanctuary to 56 threatened animal species and is home to 22 per cent of Victoria’s known plants, including 11 species of state significance and four species of national significance.
A large section of the eastern half of Manningham is designated as a ‘Green Wedge’ area for the protection of our natural and rural environment.
Responding to climate change
As an environmentally forward thinking Council, we believe the decisions we make today have the potential to change the future for generations to come.
Protecting our environment
Protecting our environment and biodiversity is a shared responsibility and together with the support of our partners and community, we are actively working to preserve and enhance our city’s natural resources to ensure they will survive and thrive for generations to come.
Learn about what Manningham are doing in your local green spaces to gain a better understanding of the world around us.
The Green Wedge
A large section of the eastern half of Manningham is designated as a ‘Green Wedge’ area for the protection of our natural and rural environment. Learn about the area and what we're doing to protect it.
We plant new trees within Manningham as part of our tree planting program. We also maintain trees in residential areas, parks, and reserves. Find out about our Tree Management Plan and how to request an additional street tree for planting.
Find support with our online resource directory
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For Emergencies | call 000
SuicideLine Victoria | 1300 651 251
Suicide Victoria offers free professional online counselling 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to support people at risk of suicide, concerned about someone at risk, bereaved by suicide and people experiencing emotional or mental health issues.
Lifeline Australia | 13 11 14
Lifeline provides mental health support and emotional assistance on the phone and online.
Kids Helpline | 1800 55 1800
Kids Helpline is a free phone and online counselling service for young people aged between 5-25 years.
Beyond Blue | 1300 22 4636
Beyond Blue provides support programs to address issues related to depression, suicide, anxiety disorders and other related mental illness.
Nurse on Call | 1300 60 60 24
Nurse-on-call helpline provides health advice from registered nurse, 24 hours a day.
Crisis Assessment and Treatment Team (CATT) | 1300 721 927
The Outer East Crisis Assessment Treatment team provide mobile assessments to people in psychiatric and short-term home treatment as an alternative to hospital.
Sexual Assault Crisis Line (SACL) | 1800 806 292
SACL is a state-wide after hours, confidential, telephone crisis counselling service for people who have experienced both past and recent sexual assault.
Safe Steps | 1800 015 188
Safe Steps is a specialist support service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, providing family violence specialist support to anyone in Victoria who is experiencing or afraid of family violence.
Mental Health Foundation Australia provides a range of networks, services, advocacy, events, and support groups for the community to seek support on mental health illness.
Ask Izzy is a mobile website that connects people who are in crisis with the services they need right now and nearby.
PANDA – Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia supports the mental health of parents and families during pregnancy and in their first year of parenthood.
NEAMI is a not-for-profit organisation providing mental health, homelessness and suicide prevention services.
Find support with our range of online resources for wellbeing and mental health support.
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Depression and Anxiety
For women and new mums
For men and new dads
Family Violence and Sexual Assault Services
First Nations People
Parents and carers of children who identify LGBTIQA+
People with a disability
When do you need a vehicle crossing permit?
A vehicle crossing is sometimes known as a driveway that is on Manningham land.
If you are planning on doing any of the following works to a vehicle crossing, you will need a permit:
- constructing a new vehicle crossing
- altering an existing vehicle crossing
- repairing a vehicle crossing
- replacing a vehicle crossing.
A vehicle crossing permit is to make sure you complete the works to the standards we require. A permit also ensures the works are safe.
Who can apply for a permit?
If you are planning to do works to a vehicle crossing, you will need to get a permit. An applicant can be:
- a homeowner
- a builder
- a concreter
- a developer.
The person who gets the permit is responsible for the works.
The permit application process
The permit application process takes approximately 10 to 15 business days. The approved permit is valid for 6 months from the date of issue.
How much does it cost?
The cost for an application is $315.
For any required re-inspection a fee of $182 applies.
You will receive an invoice after an initial assessment. You do not need to pay upfront.
You can pay using our online service. Just use the permit reference number VC or other payment options outlined on the invoice.
How to apply
Include as much detail as you can in your application and can include basic plans. This helps us understand what works you are doing.
After receiving your application, we will complete an assessment and prepare the permit conditions. We will contact you to discuss any problems with the proposed works.
You will receive an invoice for the application fee after submitting your form. You will get the invoice within 10 business days.
If there’s no issues, you will receive your permit a couple of days after paying the invoice.
For complex vehicle crossing works, the approval process may take longer.
To apply, download the application form and email it to us.
What happens next?
Once we have received your application form, this is the approval process:
We will inspect the property and check the details of the proposed works.
We will contact you if there are any issues.
If there are no issues, we will send you an invoice for the permit fee.
After paying the permit fee, we will send you the approved permit.
You can start the works after receiving the approved permit. You will have 6 months to complete the works.
We require you to book an inspection of the vehicle crossing works. You can find the inspection details on the approved permit.
After completing the works, we will check the finished product.
We will contact you to discuss any issues with the completed works.
What vehicle crossing standards do you have to follow?
We reserve the right to revoke permits at any time. We may also allow an extension before the permit expires. Extensions are generally only for a couple of weeks and are not always approved.
The vehicle crossing must conform to our standards, specifications and requirements. We will supervise the construction.
Vehicle crossings must be a minimum of 3 metres and a maximum of 4 metres in width, with 6 metre widths maximum in special circumstances. Unless, approved as part of a planning permit. You will find the exact details of approved works in the permit.
The number of vehicle crossings and widths of vehicle crossings allowed per property are in the table below.
1 vehicle crossing
2 vehicle crossings
0 metres to 15 metres
3 metres only
15 metres to 30 metres
3 metres to 4 metres
30 metres to 60 metres
3 metres to 4 metres
3 metres each
60+ metres (rural area)
3 metres to 6 metres
3 metres to 4 metres each
How to cancel
Contact us if you want to cancel your application.
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
- kerb and channels
- nature strips
- 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
- 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.
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
Download and complete the asset protection application:
Once you have completed the application form, you can return it via:
- Email at email@example.com
- 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?
We will send two separate invoices to you for the asset protection fee and the required bond.
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.