Requests for Building Plans & Documentation
Old plans can be very useful to architects, draftspersons and engineers for designing alterations or ascertaining the loads able to be sustained by older buildings. They are also often of historical interest to building owners. Council provides a service to locate such files, where possible.
Greater Dandenong was formed in 1994 from the old Springvale and Dandenong Councils, along with some realignment of boundaries with Berwick and Cranbourne. Although building permits have been required for building work since the 19th century, the retention of older permits (ie. plans) cannot always be guaranteed.
Plans likely to be held by the City of Greater Dandenong
Former City of Springvale (west of Jacksons Rd, Chandler Rd):
Reliable records since 1970 and some records from the late 1950's for Noble Park, Noble Park North, Springvale, Springvale South and Keysborough.
Former City of Dandenong (east of Jacksons Rd, Chandler Rd):
Reliable records from around the 1980s for Dandenong, Noble Park, Noble Park North, Keysborough, Dandenong South and Dandenong North. Plans prior to 1980s are available through the Dandenong Archives.
Applying for a copy of your building plan or documents
For building plans you need to complete a Request for copy of building plans form (PDF - 235KB)
There is a non-refundable search fee of $107.05 for residential property, (which includes a copy of the plans, if there are any) and $128.50 for commercial property (any copying fees are additional).
If you are not the owner of the land you must provide, with this application form, a letter of consent signed by the land owner(s).
For building permit documents, i.e. Building Permit, Occupancy Permit, Certificate of Final Inspection, Warranty Insurance, soil report or specifications, you need to complete a Request for copy of building documentation form (PDF - 193KB).
There is a non-refundable fee of $103.75 for Class 1 and Class 10 buildings (dwellings and garages) and $124.50 for Classes 2-9 (commercial, industrial, public buildings). If you are not the owner of the land, you must provide, with this application form a letter of consent signed by the land owner(s).
These requests can take up to seven (7) working days or may take longer depending on any delay caused by the Public Records Office.
Also note that if your building was built before 1960, we will not have any details.
For any further queries please contact the Building Services team on 8571 1515.