You need an Asset Protection Permit before starting building or demolition works within Boroondara. This helps to protect our footpaths, naturestrips, vehicle crossings, kerbs, channels, drains, roads and laneways. 

Follow the steps below to apply. If you're not sure whether you need a permit, contact our Asset Protection Team on 9278 4505 or email [email protected]

Step 1. Apply online

You can apply for an Asset Protection Permit using our online form.

Apply for an Asset Protection Permit

Before starting demolition or building you need a valid permit for each building site. 

Allow at least 10 business days for your application to be assessed. 

Application fee and bond 

You need to pay an application fee to submit your form. Your fee will be calculated in the form. 

We will calculate and invoice the bond once we have inspected your site. Please note bonds are subject to variation. The final bond amount is calculated on the amount and type of assets and any risk that may occur.

Type of works  Application fee  Bond 
Minor impact $304 Minimum $3,000
Medium impact $457 Minimum $5,000
Major impact $762 Minimum $5,000

Step 2. Pay the bond

An inspector will assess the Council assets around your site to: 

  • Calculate your bond.
  • Record the condition of Council assets.

We'll send the bond invoice to the property owner within 10 business days of your application. Your bond can be paid online with your application number via our application payments page.

Step 3. Receive your permit 

We'll issue your Asset Protection Permit once the bond has been paid. 

You need to meet the conditions of your permit to get your bond back at the end of your works. 

On 23 August, 2021, Council made a resolution to adopt the Protection of Council Assets and Control of Building Sites Local Law 2021. Please take the time to read this Local Law to make sure you are familiar with your obligations and how it may impact your works.

Permit expiry

The permit expires if the building works do not start within 12 months of the permit issue date. Once works have started, the permit is valid for 3 years. 

Contact our Asset Protection team to discuss an extension on 9278 4505

Restoring assets

Council assets must be restored to a satisfactory condition by an experienced contractor.  

You may need additional permits depending on the assets you need to repair. 

Contact our Asset Protection team to discuss your requirements on 9278 4505.  

Step 4. Bond refund 

Once all assets are restored to a satisfactory condition, you can apply for an asset protection bond refund. Only the person or company who lodged the bond can apply for the refund. 

We will then organise a final inspection to check that Council assets meet specifications. 

More information 

For help or advice, contact our Asset Protection team on 9278 4505 or email [email protected]

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