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.