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Application for Siting Hotline 03 9658 9658 firstname.lastname@example.org www.melbourne.vic.gov.au Permit Temporary Structures Building Act 1993, Section 57(1) (a) If you are planning to erect a prescribed temporary 3 sets of scaled site plans for the proposed structure for a function within the City of Melbourne marquee, stage and/or seating plans then you need to be aware of your responsibilities illustrating the following: under the Building Act 1993, the Building Site plan (to scale) detailing the location of Regulations 2006 and relevant City of Melbourne temporary structure(s) in relation to other polices. buildings and surrounding features such as the location of sanitary facilities (including facilities If the temporary structure includes any combination for people with disabilities) of the following structures, then you will need to apply to the Municipal Building Surveyor for a Marquee plans detailing fire extinguishers, Siting Approval. emergency lights and exit signs, exit locations and aggregate exit widths A temporary structure includes but is not limited to: A copy of the current Occupancy Permit issued A Stage or platform exceeding 150 m2; by the Building Commission and a copy of the A Tent, marquee or booth with a floor area Certificate of Compliance – Design signed by a 2 greater than 100 m ; Registered Structural Engineer A Seating stand that accommodates more than Details of Safety Officers and Co-ordinators 20 persons; or Note: The size of the temporary structure and type of event A Prefabricated building exceeding 100 m2. proposed will determine the need for experienced safety officers and crowd controllers to facilitate orderly evacuation and initiate The purpose of the approval is to ensure that the fire fighting in the event of an emergency. proposed structure is suitably located, sound in construction and meets the minimum fire safety standards. Other Approvals Any structures located in the City of Melbourne’s parks, Where smaller temporary structures are proposed, a gardens or reserves must firstly be approved by the City siting permit is not required however compliance with of Melbourne’s Event Operations Team. Please contact Building Legislation, the City of Melbourne and 9658 9750 or visit their website Metropolitan Fire & Emergency Services Board Fire www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/permits for application Safety Guidelines is mandatory. Copies of the forms, terms, conditions and information regarding the guidelines can be obtained by phoning 9658 9658, or use of parklands. (Note: Fees will apply) in person from Level 3, 240 Little Collins, Melbourne. If any structures are to be placed on Council controlled If the proposed temporary structures will form part of roadways or footpaths, further approval from the City of an area used as a Place of Public Entertainment Melbourne’s Event Operations Team will be required. (POPE), checks must be made to ensure that the Please contact 9658 9750 for further information. siting of these structures is covered in the POPE (refer to the City of Melbourne’s POPE Fact Sheet). Your Legal Obligations: All approvals must be obtained prior to the erection of Applying for a Siting Approval any Temporary Structure or occupation of the site. An application for a Siting Approval should be made Failure to comply with this requirement is a breach of the at least 15 working days prior to the erection of any Building Act and Local Laws and may result in penalties temporary structure and accompanied by the and fines being issued and removal of the structure. following information: Completed application form (see overleaf) For more information on any of the issues covered in this Fact Sheet please contact:City of Melbourne Customer Contact Team on 9658 9658 Revised September 2010 Doc4237313v5 Places of Public Entertainment and Siting Approval Application Fees Siting Approval – Temporary Structures Application Type Fee Additional Notes 1 Structure $ 371.30 Each application includes two inspections (one hour each) during 2-5 Structures $ 551.70 ordinary business hours. This is sufficient for the majority of 6-9 Structures $ 742.60 applications. 10 + Structures $ 1,007.85 Additional Inspections $ 159.15 Additional inspections are limited to two hours during ordinary business hours, and charged at $120 per hour thereafter. When requested, after hours or weekend inspections will be charged at overtime rates. Please confirm prior to booking. Additional fees Late Applications *Late Fee 1 Structure + $ 200 Late fees apply if an initial application has not been submitted at least 10 *Late Fee 2-5 Structures + $ 290 business days prior to the event. Applications submitted less than five *Late Fee 6-9 Structures + $ 400 business days prior to the event will not be accepted unless authorised by *Late Fee 10 + Structures + $ 540 the Municipal Building Surveyor. Occupancy Permit for Places of Public Entertainment (POPE) Application Type Fee Additional Notes 2 2( 500m to 1,000m $ 1,034.60 Max 5 structures 200 sq.m ea. *NOTE additional structures above 2 2 1,001m to 5,000m $ 1,305.00 Max 5 structures 200 sq.m ea. What is listed will require further fees 2 2 Max 5 structures 200 sq.m ea. to be determined by the Municipal 5,001m to 10,000m $ 2,010.55 10,001m + 2 $ 2,721.25 Max 10 structures 200 sq.m ea. Building Surveyor. Charged per extra structure over limit specified above Additional structures over limit $105.00 Each application includes two inspections (one hour each) during Additional Inspections ordinary business hours. $159.15 Additional inspections are limited to two hours during ordinary business hours, and charged at $120 per hour thereafter. When requested, after hours or weekend inspections will be charged at overtime rates. Please confirm prior to booking. Additional Fees Late Applications Late fees apply if an initial application has not been submitted at least *Late Fee 500m2 to 1,000m2 + $ 590.00 10 business days prior to the event. Applications submitted less than *Late Fee 1,001m2 - 5,000m2 + $ 742.60 five business days prior to the event will not be accepted unless *Late Fee 5,001m2 - 10,000m2 + $ 1,140.75 authorised by the Municipal Building Surveyor. *Late Fee 10,001m2 + + $ 1,544.00 Variation to Occupancy Permit $ to be Due to a variation of work load that can result from these requests, it is confirmed on necessary to assess variations on an individual basis. application Application for Siting Approval for Temporary Structures Building Act 1993, Section 57 (1)(a) To: The Municipal Building Surveyor Telephone 9658 9658 City of Melbourne, GPO Box 1603, Melbourne VIC 3001 Facsimile 9650 5310 From: Owner of Land □ Event Organiser □ Hirer of Temporary Structure □ Company: Billing address: Telephone Facsimile Contact person: Mobile Property Details: Number Street/Road Suburb Reserve or oval Name: Melways ref Location of structure: Event: Event Name: Event Organiser: Telephone Types of Temporary Structure: Building Commission Type of Temporary Structure Size (M2) Occupancy Permit Number Note: A scaled site plan and floor plan of each structure must be submitted with this application. Duration of Event: Commencing from: To : Day event □ Night event □ Both □ Has a Building Commission Occupancy Permit been issued? Yes □ No □ Building Practitioner Details: Name of temporary structure supervisor/erector: Building practitioner registration number: Telephone Applicant’s declaration: I am authorised to apply for this permit on behalf of the client/owner and I hereby undertake to comply with requirements of the Building Act 1993, Building Regulations 2006 the Building Code of Australia and any special conditions as required by an Authorised Officer of the Council. I understand by making this application I will be liable to pay the application fee in full together with all associated fees and charges. Signature of owner/event organiser/hirer: Date: Print name: On site contact number: Lodgement & Payment Payment is required prior to the issue of a permit. Lodgement and payment may be made using one of the following options: In person Payment can be made in person from 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday at Council House 2, Level 3, 240 Little Collins Street, Melbourne. Mail Only cheque or money orders are acceptable for applications received by mail. Please make cheques or money order payable to the City of Melbourne. Fax & Email As a result of changes to bank requirements we are no longer able to accept credit card payments by fax, post or email. For applications lodged via fax or email, an officer will contact you via email with a reference number and instructions to make payment online. Please note that failure to make payments will result in the application being delayed or refused. The personal information requested on this form is being collected by Melbourne City Council for the Management of Building Works or Works on Roads in order to comply with the Activities Local Law 1999 and Building Regulations 2006. The Council will use this information only for that purpose or for directly related purposes. You may apply to Council for access to your personal information or to amend the same. If you do not provide this information your permit application cannot be processed.
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