Building works create noise and other effects that change the amenity of neighbouring residential locations and businesses. For this reason, those conducting out-of-hours building works require particular types of permits.
We consider each application to ensure that the time, duration and character of noise from any proposed works does not unduly affect local amenity.
Noise from building work is controlled by:
You’ll require a Local Law permit to carry out any building activity at non-residential properties (for example, during a shop fit out) or use any machinery or device for building activity on, over or across a road or Council Land between the following hours:
The kind of building activity that requires a permit includes:
Apply online via eServices portal
If you don’t want to apply online:
Submit your application by email or phone 03 8290 1333.
Your application should include:
Application fee per day: $228
Refer to Builders and Developers Information Pack(PDF, 515KB) for more information.
Note: This permit does not override the Environment Protection Act 1970 requirements or the Environment Protection (Residential Noise) Regulations 2008.