You will need this approval if you intend to undertake building or development work in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). Building or development work includes any construction, alteration, removal or demolition of any new or old building or structure.
Building approval is needed for most developments to ensure the building complies with building laws and standards. When granted this approval, the appointed building certifier completes the building commencement notice and work can begin.
Please be aware that:
- you will need this approval prior to the commencement of construction
- the approval only relates to building work shown on the approved plans under the approval
- you should obtain a development approval, if needed, before obtaining this approval
- exemptions to this approval exist for minor structures and may depend on such things as size, nature and type of work proposed.