New Tasmanian building laws have come into
effect from the 1 January 2017. These laws will update requirements for
building and plumbing work. This record will be updated to reflect the new
building laws in early January.
Before undertaking notifiable building work you are required to provide a notice of work to the relevant building surveyor that
specifies the proposed notifiable building work to be performed.
Notifiable building work must be;
- Designed by a designer;
- Performed by a builder who is licensed to perform the building work; and
- Inspected in accordance with legislation by a building surveyor.
A notice of work must:
- Be in an approved form; and
- Include the prescribed information.
Before undertaking notifiable building work, the relevant building surveyor must issue a certificate of likely compliance.
The building surveyor must only issue a certificate of likely compliance (notifiable building work) if satisfied that:
- The work is not permit building work;
- All appropriate protection
work has been performed in respect of the notifiable building work; and
- The work is likely to comply with legislation.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
On receipt of a notice of work, a building surveyor must take into account each of the following
matters in relation to the proposed notifiable building work:
- whether the work is entirely within the
definition of notifiable building work;
- the protection work that has
been, or is to be, performed in respect of the work;
- any documents
provided to the building surveyor with the notice of work;
- any other permits, consents, or orders, in place or required under legislation in respect of the proposed work or the premises where the work is to
- any documents relied on by the designer of the
- any other prescribed matter.
Department of Justice
Consumer Building and Occupational Services
Building Act 2016 (Tasmania)
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