You will require this permit if you intend to undertake high
risk building work. This includes but is not limited to the following activities:
re-erecting, constructing, altering, repairing, underpinning, adding to,
demolishing or removing a building
excavating or filling connected to the above activities
other prescribed work.
All building work requiring a permit must be:
- designed by a designer
- performed by a builder who is licensed
to perform the permit building work
- inspected by a qualified building surveyor as
required under the Act.
Your application for a building permit must be accompanied by a
certificate of likely compliance that has been issued by the building surveyor
who you intend to engage in respect of the proposed building work. The
granting of a certificate of likely compliance specifies that your proposed
building work will require a permit and is likely to comply with the Act and
the National Construction Code.
Please note the following:
part of the permit approval, you may be required to submit management
plans that describe how you intend to deal with things like waste,
flooding, termite risks, trees or vegetation.
- A building permit has commencement and completion time limits that will
apply depending on the nature of the building work.
Once you commence building work, there are a number of
mandatory inspection stages where a qualified building surveyor must be
notified of the work completed, such as:
in the foundations
or building in the structural framework
the building work.
Please consult with your local council or building surveyor
for further details and assistance.