Why do I need an Asset Protection Permit?
Building works can damage Council assets, which include footpaths, nature strips, kerb and channels, pavement, stormwater drains, trees and signs.
As the property owner, you need an Asset Protection Permit to protect assets from damage that may occur while moving equipment, machinery or building materials. It also protects you from having to pay for damage that existed before you started your work.
As the property owner, it’s your responsibility to
- inform us of any pre-existing damage before you start building works
- protect our assets during works.
If you, a builder or contractor damages our assets during works, you’re liable for the full cost of replacing them.
For more information, read Asset Protection Permit: general information (PDF, 81KB).
Can I apply for an Asset Protection Permit online?
There may be extra fees for the bond amount during the application assessment. An officer will advise you of any changes.