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POL/INFRA509

Control of Damage to Council Infrastructure at Building Sites Policy

POLICY TITLE CONTROL OF DAMAGE TO COUNCIL INFRASTRUCTURE AT BUILDING SITES
POLICY NUMBER POL/INFRA509
DATE ADOPTED DECEMBER 2001
CURRENT AS AT DECEMBER 2014
TO BE REVIEWED DECEMBER 2018
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policy-newPurpose

This policy allows Council to recover costs where damage is caused to Council infrastructure by a builder, developer, owner or any other party.

Scope

This policy applies to all building and development works carried out within the municipality that may have an impact of Council’s physical infrastructure.

Policy

Council has an obligation and right to ensure that any building works or development are not carried out at the cost of its infrastructure assets.

Council will ensure that the condition of its assets, that may be affected by building works, are monitored throughout the life of the building works. This will involve an inspection prior to works commencing followed by a closeout, or finalisation inspection once works are completed.

Infrastructure that may need monitoring includes, but is not limited to:

  • Stormwater channels
  • Kerb and guttering
  • Vehicle crossings
  • Footpaths (paved/unpaved)
  • Trees
  • Nature strips
  • Drainage pits
  • Roads
  • Signs
  • Balustrade
  • Street furniture (seats, bins, etc)

Related Policies

Related Legislation

  • Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006

Signed: Michael Adamson (Mayor)
Date: 08/01/2015

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