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Property & Development

Planning, building, rates, heritage, residential zones, sustainable design and more.


Please note that a change to the Statutory Planning Fees will commence on 13 October, 2016. All applications received on or after this date are required to be submitted with the correct Statutory Fee. Refer to the Useful Forms and Links page to view the updated fees.


The City of Kingston's Building Surveying Team offers a range of services to the community including construction and legislative advice for all types of your construction needs


Are you involved with building in the City of Kingston? This section lets you know about all the Council permits that are related to construction in our municipality and also talks about Construction Management Plans (CMPs) which are required for some developments.

Vegetation / Tree Removal

Thinking about removing a tree? It is important to check with us before you start.


Information about paying your rates.

Certificate of Title

This section provides information on the different ways to obtaining a copy of title for land in Victoria.

Residential Zones

The Residential Zones Standing Advisory Committee’s report in relation to Kingston’s draft Residential Zone Amendment,

Heritage Places

The unique history of Kingston is illustrated by a wide variety of heritage places that include buildings, neighbourhood precincts, trees, landscape areas, and urban forms.

Stormwater Guidelines

Kingston Council has a Local Law to protect stormwater from pollution through building, landscaping or related activities. If you manage a building, landscaping or construction site, you're responsible for complying with Council's Local Law

Strategic Plans and Projects

View Council's current structure plans and projects for the municipality

Planning Scheme Amendments

A planning scheme sets out the direction, policies and requirements for the use, development and protection of land. Planning schemes are regularly amended.

Engineering Assessments

Engineering assessments for developments play an important role in town planning applications. Issues relating to storm water drainage, flooding, roads, traffic, parking, lighting and other Council infrastructure are assessed.

Keeping Footpaths Clear

Keeping Footpaths Clear

If you rent or own a home or business in Kingston, you are responsible to ensure that any footpaths that adjoin your property are free from obstructions to pedestrians and traffic. Footpaths are important and are used for safe passage by pedestrians.

Kingston's Apartment Dwellers

By 2031 Kingston’s population is estimated to grow by 24,000 people. To help protect our quieter residential streets, Kingston Council is encouraging this growth in key activity centres close to public transport.