Building

New Building Act 2011

The new Building Act 2011 came into effect on 2 April 2012. It brings some significant changes to the building approvals process, from the design stage right through to occupation of a building. The new Act separates the process of certifying that a design complies with building standards from the administrative process of the local government issuing building approval (Building Permit).

Click here to view the new Building Act 2011.

Checklists For Uncertified Applications

Use one of these checklists if you are preparing an Uncertified Building Application. Uncertified means that you lodge all the required documentation with the Shire to have it assessed for compliance with the Building Code of Australia. If compliant the Shire will issue you with a Design Compliance certificate. Once the Design Compliance certificate has been issued, the Shire will then issue a Building Permit, which will allow you to commence building.

View documents relating to uncertified applications.

Checklists For Certified Applications

Use one of these checklists if you are preparing a Certified Building Application. Certified means that as the owner or applicant you can choose to have your plans and other documents certified by a registered Building Surveyor, who if satisfied that your documents comply with the Building Code of Australia, will issue you with a Design Compliance Certificate. As the applicant you can use that Certificate to apply for a Building Permit from your Shire. Once your Building Permit has been issued, you are allowed to commence building.

View documents relating to certified applications.