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Wellington Shire Council is committed to ensuring that the amenity and safety of the community is maintained when using buildings and places of public entertainment.
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Our Building Services team ensures that our responsibilities under the Building Act and Regulations are fulfilled. This includes recording all building permits issued within the municipality, providing property information to building practitioners, solicitors and conveyancers.

Our Municipal Building Surveyor deals with outstanding permits, investigates breaches to building legislation, assesses applications for report and consent and heritage demolition, undertakes Essential Safety measures and swimming pool inspections and provides advice.

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Building Fees

  • Building Permit Lodgement Fees (Commercial and Domestic): $121.90
  • Rescode Variation: $290.40
  • Applications for Build over Easement: $290.40
  • Consent to build outbuilding on vacant land: $290.40
  • Other Report and Consent (As per Building Regulations 2006): $290.40
  • Heritage or Demolition Response (Section 29A): $85.20
  • Property Information Request: $47.20
  • Stormwater Discharge Point Request: $144.70
  • Building Plan Search Fee: $66.00
  • Building Plan Copy Fee: $91.00
  • Copy of Building Permit, Occupancy Permit or Certificate of Final Inspection: $40.00
  • Regulation 326 Building Requests (Parts 1, 2 & 3): $47.20 per part
  • Places of Public Entertainment (POPE) Siting Approval and Occupancy Permit: $336.00
  • Building Permit Inspections: $173.00
  • Building Levy: $0.20
  • Building Maintenance Inspections: $173.00
  • Hoarding Permits: $294.70
  • Swimming Pool Inspection: $152.00

Building Surveyors

In accordance with our Procurement Policy, Wellington Shire Council does not recommend, or provide, contact information for Private Building Surveyors.

For further information regarding Private Practitioners please contact the Victorian Building Authority.

Essential Services Management

Essential services are the fire and safety systems required in public buildings to ensure the safety of occupants in the event of a fire or emergency.

Emergency Evacuation Plan

An Emergency Evacuation Plan (EEP) should be prepared and made available adjacent to exit doors throughout the building. The EEP should include a floor plan of the building and indicate assembly points and exit doors together with the location of fire extinguishers and hose reels. Emergency telephone numbers and basic instructions for evacuation should also be included.

Essential Services Checklists

Download and print off the registers and checklists below and use them to monitor the essential services in your building to certify ongoing maintenance requirements are met.

Essential Services Checklist

Siting Provisions

The Siting Provisions information available for download below covers guidelines for siting and design of single dwellings and outbuildings within the Wellington Shire.

Regulation requirements addressed include minimum and maximum street setbacks, building height, site coverage, permeability, side and rear setbacks, walls on boundaries, daylight to existing and new habitable room windows, private open spaces and overlooking and fence heights.

Information is also available regarding applying for dispensation.


Documents Available for Public Inspection

Council maintain a range of documents and registers for public inspection in accordance with the Local Government Act 1989 and the Local Government (General) Regulations 2004 - these are shown below.


Note: The Auditors Report is incorporated within the Annual Report.

The documents below can also be viewed at our Sale or Yarram Service Centres.

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In addition, the following documents are also available for public inspection at the Sale Service Centre:

  • Authorised Officers
  • Council Meeting Agendas and Minutes
  • Councillor Code of Conduct
  • Councillor Reimbursement Policy
  • Delegations
  • Election Campaign Donation Returns Register
  • List of all Leases
  • List of Donations and Grants
  • Procurement Policy
  • Record of Assembly of Councillors
  • Register of Interests Travel Register
  • Details of reappointment Chief Executive Officer total remuneration.

To arrange an inspection, please contact Council.

Annual Report

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Council Budget

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Council Plan and Vision

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Council Strategies and Plans

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Recreation Reserve Master Plans

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2016 - 2020 (Current Council)

These Councillors were appointed following Council elections held on 22 October 2016. They will serve until the next Council elections are held in 2020.

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2012 - 2016

These Councillors were appointed following Council elections held on 27 October 2012.

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2008 - 2012

These Councillors were appointed following Council elections held on 29 November 2008.

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2005 - 2008

These Councillors were appointed following Council elections held on 26 November 2005.

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2003 - 2005

These Councillors were appointed following Council elections held on 15 March 2003.

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2000 - 2003

These Councillors were appointed following Council elections held on 18 March 2000.

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1997 - 2000

These Councillors were appointed following Council elections held on 15 March 1997.

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Page last updated:
Thursday, January 16, 2020
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