Planning & Building
A legal document that gives permission for the use or development of a particular property.
- Displaying a sign
- Subdividing land
- Changing the use of a property
- Constructing, altering or demolishing property
- Applying for a liquor licence
- Clearing native vegetation
- Providing car parks
It is advisable to allow sufficient time for permit application in your business set-up process. If your planning permit includes building works, we suggest that you talk to Council and a building surveyor/designer about your plans before lodging your planning permit application.
A legal document that approves proposed building works on your land. Building permits are approved by a building surveyor and help ensure adherence to legal and safety requirements.
Building permits are documents that signify that a building surveyor has approved your proposed building work. Almost all building work requires a permit, including alterations, demolitions and change of use. Proceeding with building works without a required building permit can carry fines of up to $60,000. Council's building department can assist you with the contacts of local building surveyors.
They can also assist with:
- Provision of building information
- Issue of occupancy permits for places of public entertainment
- Issue o reports and consent for siting variation, construction over easements and demolition works.