A verge protection permit applies to ANY demolition works, all below ground pool installations and any building works of $20,000 or more.
There will be instances where you will require more than one verge protection permit for your property.
If you are demolishing an existing dwelling, then building a new house and installing a below ground swimming pool then one seperate permit and bond is applicable for each stage of works.
A copy of the verge protection permit is located below.
It is recommended that the company or person undertaking the works makes the application for the permit.
The application fee and bond amounts are included in the application form.
Once the City has recieved the permit, the verge officer will visit the site to undertake an inspection of the site which includes photos. The process can take up to 10 working days.
Once the permit has been issued, then the works is able to take place. When the work has been completed, the City must be notified and a Verge Protection Permit Bond Refund can be lodged.
The City's verge officer will visit the site to inspect for any damage. If there is no damage, the verge officer will process the refund of the bond.
If there has been damage caused from the duration of works, the City will notify the applicant with supporting evidence and options to rectify the damage. In most instances, the City can provide a quotation to undertake the works otherwise the applicant can seek a private contractor to undertake the repairs.
If the applicant truly believes that the damage was not caused by them, they will need to provide photographic evidence.
A copy of the verge protection permit and verge protection bond refund can be found here: