The City of Stonnington is responsible for administration and enforcement of requirements under the City of Stonnington General Local Law 2018 (No.1)(PDF, 2MB) and the Road Management Act 2004. Council and State standards are imposed through a permit system — where an applicable Local Law permit or consent must be obtained prior to commencement of building works.
For General Local Laws enquiries not related to building works please click here or contact Council on 8290 1333.
The Builders and Developers Information Pack details what you need to know about building in Stonnington and details each permit type, how to apply, assessment timeframes and permit fees.
A permit is required to wholly or partially occupy a footpath or road for works for example hoarding, scaffolding, building materials, site sheds, cranes and lifting devices etc.
An out-of-hours permit is required when building works have the potential to create noise and other effects which could impact the amenity of neighbouring residents and businesses.
Consent is required to construct a permanent vehicle crossing or alter a vehicle crossing. A permit is required to place a temporary crossing on any council owned or managed road.
A ‘consent for works (excavations)’ from the responsible road authority is required for works which require you or your contractor, to dig into any part of the road reserve outside your property.
A trades person residential or commercial parking permit allows trade’s person to park in front of or as near as possible to the construction site for a short period of time.
A Works Zone permit is used to provide dedicated parking for worker's vehicles for long-term developments during the construction period.
A skip bin permit must be obtained before the placement of a bulk rubbish container on a road or Council land
Information for noise regulations from building and construction related activity from any residential premises.
An asset protection permit is required when building works have the potential to damage or destroy Council assets.
A Significant Tree permit must be obtained before a person removes, damages, kills or destroys a Significant Tree.
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.