Precautions over street alignment

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You need our approval to erect public precautions over the street alignment, such as hoardings, scaffolding, gantries. Find out how this applies to you.

Before and during building works, the relevant building surveyor decides on any precautions to protect the safety of the public (Regulation 116 of the Building Regulations 2018)

The building surveyor is also responsible for approving precautions before building works start. An example could be approving a type of hoarding and assessing its suitability for the proposed work.

The fees vary depending on the location, class of building and length of the proposed works.

How to apply

Please download and complete the form:

Application for consent to erect precautions over the street alignment(PDF, 719KB)


In person

Lodge your application at our Building Services counter on Level 1, 274 Gower Street, Preston between the hours of 8:45am and 4:45pm, Monday to Friday (except public holidays).


Lodge your application via Darebin Online Services - Click here to access Darebin Online Services Portal

By post

Lodge your application by mail to:

Building Services Unit
City of Darebin
PO Box 91
Preston, Vic 3072

More information

Building Department
Phone: 03 8470 8899