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Work Permits and Other Permits

Works Permits

Works Permit applications are available from service centres in Traralgon, Morwell or Moe. 

Road Reserves and Parks

Before you begin works within road reserves and parks you may require a works permit. Works might include:

  • Construction and widening of driveways
  • Connection of property drains to stormwater drainage system or kerb and channel
  • Installation of utility services such as water, sewerage, electricity, gas and telecommunications
  • Any other excavation works

Vehicle Crossings

You must obtain a permit before starting work on the construction or alteration of any vehicle crossing within Latrobe City.

Written council approval must also be obtained if:

  • A vehicle crossing already exists for the property and the new crossing would be an additional point of access. (If the existing crossing is to become redundant, then it must be removed and the kerb reinstated at the permit holder's cost)
  • The vehicle crossing will be wider than 3 metres, this includes widening an existing vehicle crossing beyond 3 metres

Vehicle Crossing Permit Application

Stormwater Legal Point of Discharge and Stormwater Connections

You must get approval by an authorised council officer for the connection of property stormwater drainage to the specified legal point of discharge.

Stormwater Connection Application 

Stormwater Legal Point of Discharge Application(PDF, 105KB)

Building Works: Asset Protection Permit

You may require an Asset Protection Permit before starting building construction or renovation works on your property or near council assets.

This permit covers the inspection of assets, such as kerb and footpath, within the road reserve before works start and a follow-up inspection after completion of works. 

Any damage caused during construction will need to be reinstated by the permit holder at their cost. 

The Asset Protection Permit also covers compliance checking for Asset Protection Permit Conditions as set out in Local Law 3 such as temporary fencing, temporary vehicle crossing, the provision of toilet facilities, provision of rubbish facilities and precautions during building works to avoid pollution and maintain public safety. 

The Asset Protection Permit may be issued to the builder undertaking the works or the property owner in either case it is the responsibility of the property owner to ensure that an Asset Protection Permit is obtained.

Asset Protection Permit Application

Local Law 3(PDF, 282KB)

Temporary Road Occupation

You must obtain a permit to temporarily occupy a place that is owned or managed by council; this includes car parks, roads, footpaths etc. Works cannot start before a permit is issued.

Road Opening

You must obtain a permit to excavate a council road or nature strip. Works cannot start before a permit is issued.

For  Road Opening Permit applications phone the Asset Protection Officer on 1300 367 700.

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