Inspections are required to ensure that our conditions are met, waterways are protected, public safety ensured, property is protected and works and building complies with standards.
You will be required to arrange a pre-inspection of the proposed work on:
a private floating or fixed jetty, pontoon or mooring on Melbourne's waterways
bridge, culvert or waterway crossing
a connection to stormwater system
a shared pathway
other types of works
A further inspection may be required for:
work over or near any of our easements or underground assets - such as sewers, drains or water mains
installing utilities near any of our easements or underground assets
minor waterway works such as desilting or bank stabilisation
planting or landscaping over or near pipe reserves, easements and floodways
Prior to the inspection you will be required to pay all relevant fees and meet conditions.
Any works undertaken without Melbourne Water approval will be considered illegal under the Water Act.
A Permit to work will only be issued to the contractor who will be carrying out the work, who has been recipient-trained.
To apply for an inspection please supply us with:
Melbourne Water reference number
copy of the relevant approvals for the proposed work
When we have received your request our inspector will call to discuss possible times for the inspection. Most projects will involve a number of inspections. You apply for inspections for your project once and your application stays open for 3-6 months.
Inspections may occur at:
pre-commencement to meet with the contractor who will do the work
at practical completion of work to assess for defects
the end of the defect period
The process takes 5 days to contact the applicant and ensure that all conditions have been met.
Prior to inspection, conditions on our letter of approval for the works must be met and appropriate inspection and security fees are paid.
If you need any help completing this application, contact us on 131 722.