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Infrastructure Permits

Road Reserve Works Permit

All works within the road reservation including the footpath and nature strip require a Road Reserve Works Permit. Works may include construction or alteration of driveways, nature strips, stormwater drainage connections and occupation of a footpath for works such as painting, signage or building maintenance.

Please allow Five working days for the permit to be processed and approved - works onsite cannot commence until approval is given.

Asset Protection Permit

As of July 1 2013, Asset Protection Permits are compulsory before any building works are undertaken on private land.

These permits ensure that any assets in road reserves are adequately protected and to ensure safety of the public both during and after construction. This permit process also protects both builders and home owners indemnifying them against any assets damaged before construction has commenced.

An inspection must be undertaken by the applicant with Council staff to assess all assets including roads, footpaths, street trees and drainage.

A permit can be applied for by downloading the form and the associated fee paid in person at Council's Customer Service Centre at 25 Liebig Street, Warrnambool.

Stormwater Discharge Point Application

The legal point of discharge is a location specified by Council where stormwater from a property must be discharged.

The legal point of discharge is usually to a council managed drain such as a pipe, pit, Kerb & channel or open drain. Council is regularly requested to give direction on the legal point of discharge for both existing properties and the redevelopment of residential, commercial and industrial developments.

The location of the legal point of discharge from an allotment must be obtained in relation to an application for a building permit. Council requires that a “Storm Water Discharge Point Application” be completed and the appropriate fees be paid.

An application for a storm water discharge point requires the Council to search for and approve an appropriate discharge point. This may involve a site inspection and verification of existing drainage on the site. Applications require 5 days for processing. The application is to include the site identification and a building layout plan.

All connection works are to be inspected by Council. Connection inspections can be arranged by contacting Council on (03) 5559 4800.

It is the responsibility of the customer to ensure that Council is given a minimum of 2 days notice for an inspection of the connection. A fee will apply for inspections requested at short notice (<2 days), and for repeat inspections.

The connection is not to be covered until approval is given.

The property owner is required to construct and maintain the property connection to the satisfaction of Council.

Standard Drawing 44 Property Connections.

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