Under the Local Government (Uniform Local Provisions) Regulations 1996 the City requires that all works within the road reserve are covered by the issue of a permit.
Building permits require a verge permit and bond of $2 000.
Demolition permits require a bond of $3 000 to be paid by the demolition contractor, accompanied by the demolition bond agreement.
Once any building permits or demolition permit has been issued, it is a requirement that a verge use and infrastructure protection permit be obtained, which incurs a $125 fee.
For commercial permits or subdivisions, an assessment of the site determines the amount of the bond. The City's technical services compliance officer will need to be contacted on 08 9432 9999 to discuss.
This is to ensure that if any damage occurs during works, the footpath or verge area will be reinstated to its original condition.
Before work begins
It is advisable to inspect the footpath or verge for any existing damage. A city officer will assess the verge and collect photographic evidence of any existing damage to the footpath, kerb and crossover.
After work is completed
You must complete the verge bond refund form and attach the receipt from payment of the bond and return it to the City for processing. The City will arrange a final inspection of verge and determine whether a full refund of the bond is applicable, taking into consideration any earlier damage reports.
Reinstatement must comply with the City's specifications.
- If you wish to complete any reinstatement works yourself, contact the City for appropriate guideline information.
- Make sure that all work is completed before requesting your bond refund, as this will reduce the time that it takes to process.
- If you submit a verge bond refund form to the City when the works are not completed, the City may initiate works to reinstate the area as appropriate, and the costs will be deducted from your bond – with any unspent balance being refunded to you upon completion.
- Your refund will be reimbursed by cheque - please ensure that the applicaiton for a bond refund has been completed in full with the correct mailing address.