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Asset protection

An Asset Protection Permit is issued to enable owners and builders to transport building materials and equipment across Council infrastructure assets, under Local Law No. 11.

These assets include anything outside the property, such as vehicle crossings, footpaths, nature strips, drains and pits, kerb, road pavement, trees, signs, poles and hydrants.

The permit must be obtained at least 7 days before commencing building works. 

When is an Asset Protection Permit required?

In any case where a Building Permit has been issued under the Building Act 1993 or Building Works are about to commence on land, an Asset Protection Permit will be required.

'Building Works' includes any works with respect to the construction, demolition, renovation, alteration or removal of, or to, any building, structure or land or any work for which a permit is required under the Building Act 1993 or any other legislation (including the Local Laws).

Council will exercise discretion in determining if works are likely to damage Council or public infrastructure assets, therefore if a permit is required.

If you are unsure if a permit is required, please contact Council Asset Protection Administration Officers on the details provided below.   

Permit fee and bond

The non-refundable Asset Protection Permit Fee and refundable Asset Protection Permit Bond is based upon the type of works and is required to be paid prior to an Asset Protection permit being issued.

Refer to our fees and charges page for details of the applicable fees.  

Apply for a permit

To obtain a Asset Protection permit application form please email and provide the following information:

  • property address
  • description of works
  • owners name, address, email address & contact number
  • builder's name, contact name, address, email address and contact number. 

Please use the following as the email subject: “Asset Protection Application Request – (Insert Property Address)”

Council will then email you an application pack including an invoice. Once the invoice is paid, the relevant forms are completed and returned to Council, you will be sent the Asset Protection Permit.

If you have any questions, please call the Asset Protection Administration Officers on 9294 5671 from Monday to Friday between 9am and 3pm.  

Return of Asset Protection Permit Bond

Once all works are complete on the site, including all landscaping, please email to request a final inspection by Council and provide the following information:

  • property address
  • Asset Protection Permit number
  • name and email address of who paid the Asset Protection Permit Bond.

Please use the following as the email subject: “Request for final inspection and return of Asset Protection Bond - (insert Property Address)”


  1. Obtain an Asset Protection Permit.
  2. Undertake and complete all works including landscaping.
  3. Email Council to request for final inspection and return of Asset Protection Bond.
  4. Council will undertake a final inspection to determine if there is any additional damage to Council’s infrastructure.
  5. If there is no additional damage or when any new damage identified has been rectified to Council’s satisfaction, the bond will be returned.
  6. If Council does not have the Bond Payee bank details, Council will email the Bond Payee to obtain their bank details to return of the bond via electronic funds transfer (EFT).
  7. Council receives and checks bank details of bond payee and advises Council’s finance team to return bond via EFT (please allow a minimum 2 weeks for the EFT return).


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