You can apply for a building permit from Wyndham Building Permits for building projects throughout Victoria. You may also apply for a building permit from other councils who provide this service or a private registered building surveyor.
How to apply for a Building Permit
- Download and complete the Building Permit application.
- Submit your completed application form with the required documents and pay the permit fee:
- in person at Wyndham City Civic Centre, 45 Princes Highway, Werribee VIC;
- by mail enclosing your cheque to Wyndham City Council, PO Box 197, Werribee VIC 3030; or
- by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a credit card payment form.
Wyndham Building Permits will issue you with a receipt when you summit your building permit application and pay the fee.
Protection of Council Assets
Prior to commencement to building work (including work that does not require a building permit) Wyndham City must be notified about what, if any damage already exists to road assets, footpaths, kerb and channel, drainage pits, nature strips etc.
What is asset protection?
- Asset Protection aids Wyndham City in ensuring public assets (road assets, footpaths, kerb and channel, drainage pits, nature strips etc) and infrastructure are not damaged as a result of building work (including demolition work) being carried out in the municipality.
- To ensure that these assets are not left damaged as a result of building work, Wyndham City requires that, under Community Amenity Local Law , prior to commencement of works (including work that does not require a building permit) Wyndham City must be notified about any damage that already exists.
Notify Wyndham City of asset damage
- Builders / contractors vehicles and machines can cause damage to Wyndham City assets (footpaths, kerb and channel etc). If notification is not received by builders / contractors, the costs associated with repairing builders damage would be borne by ratepayers. If this were to occur services to residents and capital works programs would suffer reductions in expenditure.
The Builder / Permit holder has the responsibility to:
- Within five days prior to the commencement of construction the builder/permit holder must give written notice to Wyndham City of existing damage to any council assets in the form of a Pre Commencement Report. This report should be emailed to email@example.com. You will receive a generated response to your email and this is confirmation that Report has been received.
- Please note no other confirmation will be sent and no fees or bonds will be charged.
- Once building works are complete and as soon as practicable following issue of the occupancy permit. Council will conduct an inspection of its assets. Damage identified during this inspection will be noted and the report forwarded to you (the builder). The builder will then be required to undertake repair of the identified damage by their contractors/providers within 28 days of receipt of notification.
Community Infrastructure Levy
The Community Infrastructure Levy helps cover the cost of infrastructure in new communities including outdoor recreation areas, community centres and libraries.
Development Contributions Plans are part of the Wyndham Planning Scheme, and outline the infrastructure to be funded by the CIL in various areas.
In Wyndham, the developer normally pays the Community Infrastructure Levy direct to Council before each new residential lot is created.
However, a different arrangement now applies in respect of the following estates:
- Harpley on Black Forest Road, Werribee
- Elements on Dohertys Road, Truganina
- Habitat on Davis Road, Tarneit
- Upper Point Cook on Hacketts Roads, Point Cook
- Little Green on Leakes Road, Tarneit
- Rothwell East on Dohertys Road, Tarneit
- Grove on Davis Road, Tarneit
- Jubilee on Ballan Road, Wyndham Vale
- Riverdale Village on Davis Road
- Wynbrook on Ballan Road
- Haven on Leakes Road, Tarneit
- Westbrook on Leakes Road, Truganina
- Cornerstone on Black Forest Road, Werribee
- Kings Leigh (stages 6 to 14 only) Alfred Road, Werribee
The Community Infrastructure Levy must be paid prior to the issuing of a building permit for each dwelling in these estates. It is compulsory under Section 24(5) of the Building Act 1993.
With effect from 11 October 2016, this is $1,150 per dwelling (the limit amount for CIL payments as set by the Planning & Environment Act 1987 26(L)(2).
The payment of the Community Infrastructure Levy for developments must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enquiries about the Community Infrastructure Levy should be emailed to Wyndham City’s Strategic Planning Unit email@example.com.
The National Construction Code requires that only primary building elements including roof, ceiling, floor, stairway or ramp and wall framing members require protection against termite attack. Termite protection can be provided by a number of accredited systems including chemical barriers, graded particle barriers, sheet metal barriers or composite systems comprising both physical and chemical barrier systems.
You should research each accredited termite protection method and choose the appropriate system that suits their financial constraints and construction methodology. Building owners should incorporate routine termite inspection as part of their normal maintenance inspection of their buildings.
Termite management involves reducing the chances that major damage is caused to your house by termite infestations. Termites cause more damage to Australian houses than fire, floods and storms combined – damage that is not covered by household insurance.
For details on termites and termite management visit the Victorian Building Commission - Termite Management website.
Variation or extension of time for a building permit
If your building permit was issued by Wyndham Building Permits you can apply to vary the permit or apply to Wyndham City Council for an extension of time to complete the works.
- Download and complete the Application to Vary a Building Permit Form or Extension of Time application form.
- Submit your application form and pay the permit fee:
If your building permit was issued by Wyndham Building Permits, you can apply for an occupancy permit from Wyndham City Council when the final inspection is booked. There is no additional charge if works are completed before the completion date listed on the building permit.
- Download and complete the Occupancy Permit application form.
- Submit your application form in person, by mail or by email.