Precautions must be taken before and during building work to protect the safety of the public if required by the Relevant Building Surveyor. A hoarding is a temporary protective barrier designed to protect the public or persons within the vicinity of a building or building site during construction. Hoardings are generally made out of either solid timber or cyclone temporary fencing with shade cloth.
A builder is generally responsible for the installation and continued upkeep of hoardings throughout the duration of building work; ensuring that public safety is maintained at all times.
A Hoarding Permit is an approval usually obtained by the Builder from Councils Building Department to occupy part of public land for the installation and location of such hoardings. A Hoarding Permit is generally not required if the hoarding is located within the building site. It may go up to the property boundary but not over without the appropriate approvals.
Hoarding permit application form. (631kb)
Credit Card Payment - Hoarding Permit (249kb)