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Building Safety Concerns

Building inspections

Building inspections are required for structural damage under the following circumstances:

  • Building collapse
  • Excavations (as a part of building works)
  • Explosions
  • Fire Damage
  • Water damage
  • Vehicle impact

If you have a building safety concern please contact Council or submit an online report form.


Asbestos is a highly toxic material that was commonly used in the building industry between 1945 and 1980. It is known to cause a number of lung diseases.

Council will investigate reports of incorrect removal or disposal of asbestos. Contact Council to report the incorrect removal of abestos.

Further information on asbestos

  • Visit the Environment Protection Authority website for information on the safe removal of asbestos.
  • Visit the Worksafe Victoria website or phone 1800 136 089 for information on asbestos in the workplace.
  • Visit the Department of Health website or phone 1300 650 172 for information on the potential health effects of exposure to asbestos in the home.
  • Visit the Asbestos in Victoria website which forms collective advise form WorkSafe Victoria, the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and the Department of Health.
  • The Asbestos Awareness campaign focuses on provide information and advice on the dangers on asbestos to home renovators and tradespeople.