Storing Building Materials

If you're planning on building or renovating on your property, you will need to consider the storage of building materials.

The Town has set out guidelines which must be followed when storing building materials on a property.


Skip Bins and Waste Containers

Skip Bins and Waste Containers may be placed on your property's verge for up to two weeks, without a permit.

However, if you intend on keeping these storage facilities for a period longer than two weeks, a Verge Permit Application must be submitted to the Town.

A permit to Access Parks or Reserves is required for all storage requests on a park reserve. The application is available for download below.

adobe-acrobat-icon32.png   Parks and Reserves Access Permit

adobe-acrobat-icon32.png   Verge Permit Application


 Information about your Verge

 Requirements for short term placement of skip bins and waste containers

The preferred location for all skip bins and storage containers is on private property. This provides better public safety and minimises potential illegal dumping in the bin.


If there is a restricted or limited area for storage of a skip bin or waste container on private property, the verge immediately adjacent to the property may be used if safe to do so. The storage of skip bins or waste containers on the verge must comply with signed parking restrictions, and be clear of the footpath and road carriageway.


Skip bins must not be placed on the road carriageway, footpath, parking bays or rear lanes. The Town is responsible for public safety in the road reserve and has the authority to prosecute any person responsible for placing or using a skip bin or storage container in the road reserve or lanes (right of ways).


The supplier or hirer of any storage or waste container found on the road, footpath or lane will be given 24 hours notice to remove it. The Town may remove any container that is impeding pedestrians, impeding traffic, creating a hazard, blocking lines of sight for motorists, causing a nuisance or does not comply with these requirements. The penalty applied depends on the circumstances in each case and the costs incurred.


The hirer of the skip bin or storage container must accept liability for any damage caused to the footpath, street trees, drainage pits, verge, kerb or road surface in the placement or removal of the skip bin or storage container. Adequate protection of these surfaces should be provided to reduce the risk of damage.


The hirer of the skip bin or storage container must remove all waste deposited around the bin or left behind after the container is removed.


Putrescibles, dangerous or hazardous waste must not be placed in skip bins or storage containers.


Asbestos waste must not be placed in a skip bin or storage container and must be treated in accordance with the Health (Asbestos) Regulations 1992.



Contact us for more information.

Last Updated: 02/02/2016