APPLICATION FOR VERGE CONSTRUCTION PERMIT
From 1 July 2018 the Town introduced a a verge construction permit application process. On this page you will find key information in regards to the new process, what it's purpose and how to apply.
Application for Verge Construction Permit
When do I need to complete an application?
You need to complete a Verge Construction Permit form and pay the applicable fees at the time of lodging a building permit for:
- Any building works over $50,000.00 (certified or uncertified);
- All Swimming Pool applications (certified or uncertified)
- All Demolition Permit applications
The application seeks approval for access to the Town's verge during construction periods. The applicable fee is intended to cover the general wear and tear damaged caused by such activities. For an up-to-date fees and charges schedule please see the Town's Fees and Charges.
What does this application and fee cover?
The Verge Construction Permit fee has been developed to cover the general wear and tear associated with the above mentioned building works, such as minor cracks in footpaths and kerbing and damage to the verge surface.
If the damage is considered to be more than general wear and tear, the Town will pursue means to rectify the damage and recover the associated costs. Below is an example of a verge with general wear and tear damage. Anything in excess of this kind of damage must be rectified by the applicant holder (the Applicant who signed the Verge Construction Permit form).
This application is not your building permit application or approval to store items on the adjacent verge. These approvals will need to be sought separately, which may incur additional fees and charges, and these can be found here.
What is meant by frontage?
This payment is required per frontage, for the address on your completed application form. Frontage is defined as;
- Front Verge
- Side Verge
- Rear Lane Access/Verge
- Adjacent Park Verge
If you have any further questions please read through our FAQ Sheet - Verge Construction Permit before contacting the Town.