Persons wishing to undertake building work need to obtain building rules consent and development approval. Building work includes the construction, demolition or removal of a building and excavations for the construction and demolition or removal of a building. Some minor forms of building work are exempted under Schedule 3 of the Development Regulations 1993. Proposed building work is assessed against the requirements of the Building Rules by the relevant authority or a private certifier. The Building Rules generally cover structural issues, fire protection, health, safety, amenity and access issues. Persons intending to install a cooling tower should notify the Council's Environmental Health Officer.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
Once off. The consent is generally valid for 12 months, during which building work must commence. Work must be completed within 3 years.
Variable; refer to your local Council.
Southern Mallee District Council
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