Approvals & Permits

A Building Permit is required for all building work, unless it is exempted from requiring a Building Permit by the Building Regulations 2004, or it has been considered minor alterations or minor repairs by a Building Surveyor who must then notify the Permit Authority of the minor alterations or minor repairs.

You are required to submit the following documentation with Council when making an application for a Building Permit:

  • Certificate of Title, Schedule and Plan (1)
  • Site plans (3)
  • Architectural Plans (3)
  • Outline Plan and procedure of demolition works if applicable (3)
  • Details of proposed work for the protection of persons or property (3)
  • Certificate of Likely Compliance (3)
  • All documents referred to on the Certificate of Likely Compliance (3)
  • A certificate for certifiable work (building) if required under the Water and Sewerage Industry Act 2008
  • The documents (if required) referred to in Schedule 2
  • and Owner Builder Declaration and Statement if the builder is an owner builder (3).

Amending a Building Permit

You can amend a Building Permit and Council charges a fee for the issue of an amended Building Permit.

Building Permit Authority

The Permit Authority is the body that deals with the permits associated with buildings and building work.

Building Exemptions

Certain Buildings and Building Works are exempt from needing a Building Permit.

Building Permits

A Building Permit is required for all building work, unless it is exempted...

Completion of Building Work

The Building Act 2000 specifies that Building Work is to be completed within a certain period and that the owner or agent of the owner is to obtain a Certificate of Completion (Building Work).


Demolition or removal of a building is considered building work and requires a permit.

Extending a Building Permit

A Building Permit can be extended by agreement with Council if necessary and the applicant will need to contact Councils Building and Plumbing Section to arrange for an extension.


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