Construction management

If your project is complex or large scale, we will ask you for a Construction Management Plan (CMP) at the planning permit stage. 

We suggest you read:

Building Public Safety Guidelines(PDF, 2MB) and

Getting it right on your building site(PDF, 1MB) before you start works.

Submit documents for a Construction Management Plan

Submit an Out of Hours request for a Construction Management Plan

Please call our Construction Liaison Officer on 1300 653 356 if you have any questions.

When do you need a CMP?

If you want planning approval for a large building site, you need a CMP for construction, demolition and excavation.

A CMP is a contract between the builder or developer and us addressing the temporary site management controls during building activity, such as:

  • demolition work that is a high risk to traffic, adjacent properties and pedestrians
  • basement excavations where groundwater is likely to be intercepted
  • traffic impacts requiring specialist management for a period of time
  • temporary site issues for the benefit of the community
  • detailed construction information to be provided after the planning permit is issued, which is more compatible with detailed site project planning.

Elements which require a CMP

  • project value more than $2million
  • located within an activity centre
  • developments with 10 or more units
  • on a main road (VicRoads)
  • close to a level crossing
  • uses new construction methods.

Sensitive areas

  • one way road
  • no standing zone in front of development
  • limited access for construction vehicles
  • close to schools, childcare centres, aged care facilities, hospitals or other community facilities
  • many objections received throughout the planning permit process
  • any other areas that we deem sensitive.

Construction management plan guidelines

See our latest construction management guidelines(PDF, 1MB)  for information that includes:

  • public safety, amenity and site security
  • traffic management
  • stakeholder management
  • operating hours, noise and vibration controls
  • air quality and dust management
  • stormwater and sediment control
  • waste and materials re-use.

Staying safe

We encourage you to use best practices and do the following while you complete the below:

  • minimise the risk of injury to the public
  • prevent stormwater pollution from building sites
  • control traffic around building sites
  • protect nature and our council assets
  • improve construction quality of buildings
  • follow the local laws and regulations
  • provide all permits for your works.