You will require this permit if you intend to undertake high risk building work. This includes but is not limited to the following activities:
- erecting, re-erecting, constructing, altering, repairing, underpinning, adding to, demolishing or removing a building
- any excavating or filling connected to the above activities
- any 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:
- As 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:
- covering in the foundations
- pouring structural concrete
- cladding or building in the structural framework
- completing the building work.
Please consult with your local council or building surveyor for further details and assistance.