At Stonnington we welcome good builders and good building work. This section contains general information for builders and owner-builders, as well as information for private building surveyors.
We have also developed a Builders and Developers Information Pack(PDF, 515KB), which contains comprehensive information about building in Stonnington.
In Australia, the rules about how buildings must be constructed are set out in the National Construction Code (NCC).
Many properties have an easement registered on the title. An easement is a section of land that may be used by someone else for a specific purpose.
For information on areas designated as flood zones in Stonnington
If you need to erect hoardings or barricades over Council land you must obtain a permit.
Properties must have stormwater drainage systems that effectively collect and discharge the stormwater runoff into a council drain.
Subdivision is the creation of separately disposable (sellable) units of a building or lots of land.
This section is for people looking to request information about a property.
Asbestos is a fibrous mineral and its removal must be done by a licensed removalist.
Plan searches relate old building permit documents. Old plans can be very useful for designing alterations or ascertaining the loads able to be sustained by older buildings.
Information a private building surveyor may require about an existing property or lodgment of building documentation to council.
If you have a complaint about a private building surveyor, or about the building work for which you have appointed the private building surveyor, you can approach our Municipal Building Surveyor for assistance.
The City of Stonnington acknowledges that we are on the traditional land of the Boonwurrung and Wurundjeri people and offer our respects to the elders past and present. We recognise and respect the cultural heritage of this land.