Road Asset Protection Program
An asset protection permit is required because building work has the potential to damage or destroy Council assets. The assets include, but are not limited to, roads, footpaths, nature strips, kerbs, channels, right of way and laneways, trees and signage and infrastructure.
Why is a road asset protection permit required?
Apply for an asset protection permit
What are the associated costs?
Completion of Works
Council must ensure that its assets are protected and if damaged, are repaired. Therefore, each application will be considered to determine the condition of the Council asset prior to commencement and after completion of building/demolition works.
The property owner or the builder may be the 'person responsible for the work'. The responsible person is liable for any damages and repair to Council’s satisfaction. The permit also protects the responsible person against paying for damage that may have existed prior to starting building works.
When Council receives notification from your building surveyor of building and/or demolition works, an officer will assess the likely risk of damage to Council asset/s from the works and if necessary, will undertake an inspection of the property and surrounds.
A letter and invoice, report of existing conditions and a works completed form will be sent to the property owner, advising of the requirements for an asset protection permit, and applicable fee and bond, prior to commencing works.
For more information, please refer to the road asset protection fact sheet(DOC, 35KB).
A non-refundable administration fee pays for the administration and inspection associated with the permit. For current fees, please refer to the Building Local Laws Fee Schedule 2015.(PDF, 215KB)
A refundable security bond of minimum $2,100and or a higher amount as determined by the Council’s Officer is also required.
The permit will be issued after payment of the application fee and security bond.
- Any damage to Council’s assets may result in an infringement notice being served on the permit holder and/or builder.
- Council reserves the right to undertake rectification works and will deduct these costs from the security bond. Council will also seek to recover additional costs if the bond does not cover the rectification.
- If the building works commence without an Asset Protection Permit, and infringement notice may be issued to the property owner and/or builder for failing to comply with the City of Stonnington General Local Law 2008 (No.1). If building works commence without an Asset Protection Permit Council will assume that there was no existing damage to public assets prior to the commencement of the building works.
At the completion of all building and associated works, the applicant must submit a works completed form to Council to request a final inspection. Council will inform you in writing of the outcome of this inspection.
If Council's authorised officer is satisfied that no damage to Council assets was caused as a result of the work, the Security bond will be refunded in full. If damage occurs to Council assets, the bond is used to cover the cost of repairs.
A minimum notice of three business days notice is required for final inspections.