Building or renovating

We provide assistance and advice about construction within our municipality.

If you are building, renovating, or changing the use of your property, you may need a planning permit, building permit and other permits issued under our local laws or Road Management Act 2004.

Check before you build on what kind of permits you will need.

How to request building documents and property information certificates.

How to register and renew your registration .

Special permissions that only we can assist with for building.

What are the requirements for permits, who can I go to for help if we cannot agree with our neighbours, what height is allowed.

Information for around your home including safety guides, cubby houses and things to look out for with decks

When you need to contact us and how to register them.

What you are required to do if you are using any part of a road, footpath or nature strip for your works.

All you need to know about the new initiative for small second homes on your property.

How to register your pool and / or spa and the Compliance requirements for the safety barrier.

Difference between planning and building permits

A town planning permit governs the use of the land or building. A building permit governs the construction and inspection processes of buildings.

Contact our Statutory Planning unit on 03 5272 5272 to confirm if your proposal requires a planning permit.

Construction sites working times

Under local laws, work times for construction sites are:

  • Monday to Friday from 7:00am to 6:00pm
  • Saturdays from 9:00am to 3:00pm

No works are allowed to be carried out on Good Friday, Anzac Day and Christmas Day. Normal working times apply on other public holidays unless the times are restricted by a condition in the Planning Permit.

If you are undertaking general maintenance work around your home, refer to Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) Residential Noise Regulations.

Find out more about commercial nuisances – noise, pollution, waste or residential noise on our website.