Breaches cost thousands in fines

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Builders and owners have paid tens of thousands of dollars in fines and costs in a crackdown on building regulations by Mornington Peninsula Shire.

With 15 more prosecutions underway, the seven successful actions taken by the shire since May have involved:

The construction of retaining walls with no building permit at Mt Martha: Owner fined $22,500 with costs of $20,000.

Alterations to dwelling and bungalow at Rye with no building permit: Builder fined $25,000 plus costs.

Construction of garage and carport with no building permit at Rye: Owner fined $15,000 plus costs

Construction of basement and dwelling additions with no building permit at Sorrento: Owners fined $30,000 with costs of $15,000.

Building of house started without a permit at Rye:  Builder fined $20,000 plus costs.

House demolished without a permit at Rye: Owners fined $7,500 plus costs.

Garage and veranda built without a permit at Mt Eliza: Builder fined $4000 plus costs.

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 16 October 2018

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