Building Sites

The City of Whitehorse has an ongoing commitment to provide a vibrant safe and healthy environment for the local community. Development is a fundamental part of the urban environment, but construction works need to be controlled so they don’t become a nuisance to our public.

Construction and development works can have far-reaching impacts on adjoining properties, pedestrians, traffic, neighbouring residents and businesses but also on the environment as a whole.

Council encourages builders, tradesman, property owners and developers to implement good building practices and be mindful of the impact of their works on the local community.

The Whitehorse Community Local Law 2014 ( DOCX 58.27KB), which includes the Building Site Code of Practice ( PDF 252.33KB) aims to minimise nuisances and damage to Council assets caused by building works and to maintain safety standards. 

Nuisances include construction noise, stormwater pollution, dust, litter and obstructions to pedestrians and traffic. These can all be inconvenient or dangerous to the neighbourhood and our environment by creating conditions that put the public’s safety at risk. 

Common Building Site Issues

Whether it's a major project or home extension, building sites must comply with a range of laws to ensure they minimise disruption to residents and the community.If you think a building site isn't meeting its obligations, you have the right to make a complaint to Council.