Verge Security Bonds

Please be advised that the Shire of Ashburton has recently adopted the practice of imposing verge security bonds in relation to the issue of Building Permits. The reason for this is that the cost of repair and/ reinstatement to damaged street infrastructure as a result of construction being undertaken on adjacent lots is no longer sustainable.

The bond required to be submitted is:

Security Deposit Residential (including B/G swimming pools) $3060 N/A
Security Deposit Group Development (5 x or more), Commercial & Industrial $10,200 N/A
Site Inspection Fee $155.50 N/A

To avoid delays in the approval process, the Shire of Ashburton will include the bond and inspection fee amount on the invoice after submission of your Building Permit application.

Included with the issued Building Permit will be an application for refund form with the required particulars already inserted. This can simply be signed and dated by the Builder for return to Council’s Infrastructure Services upon completion of construction for a refund of the bond held. Only the bond will be refunded upon final inspection where no damage is observed.  The inspection fee will be retained by the Shire.


Additional Notes

  • The bond can only be paid by the Builder and refunded to the Builder
  • A site inspection will be undertaken by the Shire’s Technical Services Department at the time of permit issue, with photographs taken and stored for future reference
  • On receipt of an application for refund, an additional site inspection will be undertaken and if no damaged is observed, a refund will be authorised.

If you have any queries relating to the information above please do not hesitate to contact the Shire via 9188 4444 or [email protected]