Permit Process

Obtaining permits can sometimes be a daunting and time consuming process. Melbourne Garages stand out from other shed distributors by offering your assistance for ALL permit applications required for your project.  In almost all cases this can reduce the need for clients to go to various different agents, which can attract substantial additional costs.

For your project you may need some or all of the following approvals

  • Planning Permit
  • Flood overlay approval
  • Build over easement permits
  • Council report & consent to vary standard siting requirements
  • Building Permit 

Drafting – one stand out inclusion in our service is having an experienced draftsman on our team. This ensures that plans submitted for permit applications are to the correct standard and this reduces additional costs for our clients – which they may have to pay elsewhere.

There is much more to getting a shed installed, the shed is the easy part most of the time, before a shed can be constructed or even designed we need to understand the site and design the building appropriately. There may be covenants, overlays and environmental aspects to adhere to name a few which can affect the design or location of the building.

Below are some of the guidelines you may need to consider for your project.

PLANNING SCHEMES

MELBOURNE WATER 

SOUTH EAST WATER

RESCODE

VIC BUILDING AUTHORITY

 

The permit process – in more detail

  • Planning permits
    Some properties have ‘overlays’ on them that have restrictions on builds or general requirements you must meet. Where these conditions cannot be met, an application for a Planning Permit may be required. We will liase with the Planner during this process for the best possible outcome.
    Where a planning permit is required –this is a 3-4 month application with council.
  • Build Over Easement
    Building over an easement is possible, depending on the structure, what is located in the easement and footing requirements. Most times two approvals are required, from local council and your local water authority. We can undertake both applications required for this process.
  • Council report & consent to vary standard siting requirements
    There are a number of factors that attract the need for a report and consent – this can be building height, height on boundary, minimum street setback, and so forth.
  • Consent to Build on Flood Prone Land
    Some properties fall under the ‘Flood Prone’ land overlay or have land subject to inundation overlays on the property. The Melbourne Garages team in most cases, can assist with taking levels for this application or can otherwise recommend contacts where required. It is important to note that even properties located on a sloping block may still be subject to ‘Flood Prone Land’.
  • VicSmart Applications
    In some circumstances – a VicSmart Application may be possible for your project to save time through the Planning Permit process. It is important to note that only a select few projects may be possible for this options.

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