Building and plumbing permits must be obtained from Council prior to commencement of works. Plans should be submitted showing details of the proposed building and plumbing works in order for Council to issue a permit. A building permit is required for building, demolition, alterations, additions and change of use of any property. Council's primary concern is the implementation of requirements from the Building Code of Australia and the Local Government (Building and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1993.
Inspections ensure that required standards in relation to building works are maintained. Processing of all building applications are completed in accordance with the time limits prescribed under Building Regulations.
A building permit cannot be issued until a planning permit has been issued.
Planning permits will be issued by council within 42 days of application, providing that there is no information required by council from the applicant.
In accordance with the Land Use Planning & Approvals Act 1993 and Council's planning schemes, you must obtain planning approval for most types of use and / or development. This includes new dwellings and outbuildings, additions / extensions to existing structures as well as subdivisions and boundary adjustments. Details regarding the documents that Council require for your application for planning approval are contaned within this information document:
New Planning Applications