Works that affect public space in our municipality are regulated by the Code of Practice for Building, Construction and Works.
The Code ensures the safety and amenity of our community and protects municipal assets.
Following an extensive review, we prepared a draft amendment to the Code.
Feedback on the draft amendment was received between 22 November to 22 December 2021 and was considered in the final draft of the new Code.
The Future Melbourne Committee of Council adopted the final draft on 15 February 2022.
The Code took effect when Council published a notice in the Victorian Government Gazette on 17 March 2022.
Read the adopted Code of Practice
- hoardings, gantries and scaffolds
- skips and rubbish chutes
- vehicle crossings
- nuisance abatement.
- mobile plant
- traffic management and access
- asset protection and reinstatement
- tree protection
- worksite amenity
- public precautions.
The draft amendment underpins a new approach to construction regulation.
It puts our comprehensive requirements into our customers’ hands. In one place and in plain language.
We hope this will empower better project planning, applications, approvals and compliance.
This amendment is being coordinated with our digital permits project.
This project aims to improve customer experience, application quality, and construction management in the municipality.
Timeline item 1 - complete
Internal review of Code
March 2020 to September 2021
Timeline item 2 - complete
Preliminary submissions open
Timeline item 3 - complete
Interviews with industry
Timeline item 4 - complete
User experience testing new online permits system
May to June 2021
Timeline item 5 - complete
22 November to 22 December 2021
Timeline item 6 - complete
Review of submissions
Timeline item 7 - complete
Amendment adopted by Council
15 February 2022
Timeline item 8 - complete
Amended Code takes effect
17 March 2022