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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.