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Have a new building project? Not sure where to start? Below you will find the requirements and the type of consultants you will need.

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Additions Requirements

Planning Approval:

Subject to nature of project and council guidelines

Building Approval:

Required

Plumbing Approval:

Required


Building Designer:

Required

OR Architect:

Required

Engineer:

Required

Building Surveyors:

Required

Builder:

Required

Land Surveyor:

May be required. Designer / Architect to verify

Building Inspector:

Highly recommended when purchasing an established home or property

Energy Efficiency:

Required

Soil Testing:

May be required. Designer / Architect to verify

Bushfire Assessor:

May be required. Designer / Architect to verify

Interior Designer:

Optional

Kitchen Designer:

Optional

Bathroom Designer:

Optional

Conditional Project Notes:

If you project is on an un-serviced site and you are adding bedrooms you may be required to have the existing wastewater disposal system assessed. Modification or replacement may be required if the existing system is found to be inadequate.

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Bathroom Renovation Requirements

Planning Approval:

Subject to nature of project and council guidelines

Building Approval:

May be required. Designer / Architect to verify

Plumbing Approval:

Conditional - see notes below


Building Designer:

Conditional - see notes below

OR Architect:

May be required. Designer / Architect to verify

Engineer:

May be required. Designer / Architect to verify

Building Surveyors:

May be required. Designer / Architect to verify

Builder:

May be required. Designer / Architect to verify

Building Inspector:

Highly recommended when purchasing an established home or property

Interior Designer:

Recommended

Bathroom Designer:

Recommended

Conditional Project Notes:

Providing all plumbing is returning to the same location and there are no structural changes a building and plumbing application may not be required.

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Commercial Requirements

Planning Approval:

Required

Building Approval:

Required

Plumbing Approval:

Required


Building Designer:

Required

OR Architect:

Required

Engineer:

Required

Building Surveyors:

Required

Town & Regional Planner:

May be required. Designer / Architect to verify

Builder:

Required

Land Surveyor:

Required

Building Inspector:

Highly recommended when purchasing an established home or property

Energy Efficiency:

Required

Soil Testing:

Required

Bushfire Assessor:

May be required. Designer / Architect to verify

Interior Designer:

Recommended

Kitchen Designer:

Recommended

Bathroom Designer:

Recommended

Landscape Designer:

Subject to nature of project and council guidelines

Town & Regional Planner:

May be required. Designer / Architect to verify

Conditional Project Notes:

Commercial projects can be very complicated when seeking approvals. Before you engage any consultant have a clear understanding of what is required or engage an appropriate architect, building designer or town & regional planner to assist you before you commence with the application process.

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Deck Over 1m High Requirements

Planning Approval:

Subject to nature of project and council guidelines

Building Approval:

Required

Plumbing Approval:

May be required. Designer / Architect to verify


Building Designer:

Required

OR Architect:

Required

Engineer:

Required

Building Surveyors:

Required

Builder:

Required

Land Surveyor:

May be required. Designer / Architect to verify

Building Inspector:

Highly recommended when purchasing an established home or property

Soil Testing:

May be required. Designer / Architect to verify

Bushfire Assessor:

May be required. Designer / Architect to verify

Landscape Designer:

Optional

Conditional Project Notes:

All decks over 1m in height require a handrail and balustrade infill to Building Code of Australia requirements.

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Deck Under 1m High Requirements

Planning Approval:

May be required. Designer / Architect to verify

Building Approval:

May be required. Designer / Architect to verify

Plumbing Approval:

May be required. Designer / Architect to verify


Building Designer:

May be required. Designer / Architect to verify

OR Architect:

May be required. Designer / Architect to verify

Engineer:

May be required. Designer / Architect to verify

Building Surveyors:

May be required. Designer / Architect to verify

Builder:

May be required. Designer / Architect to verify

Land Surveyor:

May be required. Designer / Architect to verify

Building Inspector:

Highly recommended when purchasing an established home or property

Bushfire Assessor:

May be required. Designer / Architect to verify

Landscape Designer:

Optional

Conditional Project Notes:

Decks under 1m generally do not require a handrail or balustrade and can be built exempt of a building permit, but are still required to be constructed in accordance with the Building Code of Australia.

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Internal Alterations Requirements

Planning Approval:

Subject to nature of project and council guidelines

Building Approval:

Required

Plumbing Approval:

May be required. Designer / Architect to verify


Building Designer:

Required

OR Architect:

Required

Engineer:

Required

Building Surveyors:

Required

Builder:

Required

Building Inspector:

Highly recommended when purchasing an established home or property

Energy Efficiency:

May be required. Designer / Architect to verify

Interior Designer:

Recommended

Kitchen Designer:

Recommended

Bathroom Designer:

Recommended

Conditional Project Notes:

Non structural internal alterations with no alteration to the location of the plumbing fixtures may not require a council building or plumbing approval. Don't assume this to be the case. Check with your local council or designer first.

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Kitchen Renovation Requirements

Planning Approval:

May be required. Designer / Architect to verify

Building Approval:

May be required. Designer / Architect to verify

Plumbing Approval:

May be required. Designer / Architect to verify


Building Designer:

May be required. Designer / Architect to verify

OR Architect:

May be required. Designer / Architect to verify

Engineer:

May be required. Designer / Architect to verify

Building Surveyors:

May be required. Designer / Architect to verify

Builder:

May be required. Designer / Architect to verify

Building Inspector:

Highly recommended when purchasing an established home or property

Interior Designer:

Recommended

Kitchen Designer:

Required

Conditional Project Notes:

Providing all plumbing is returning to the same location and there are no structural changes a building and plumbing application may not be required.

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Multiple Dwelling Units Requirements

Planning Approval:

Required

Building Approval:

Required

Plumbing Approval:

Required


Building Designer:

Required

OR Architect:

Required

Engineer:

Required

Building Surveyors:

Required

Town & Regional Planner:

Recommended

Land Surveyor:

Required

Building Inspector:

Highly recommended when purchasing an established home or property

Energy Efficiency:

Required

Soil Testing:

Required

Bushfire Assessor:

May be required. Designer / Architect to verify

Interior Designer:

Recommended

Kitchen Designer:

Recommended

Bathroom Designer:

Recommended

Landscape Designer:

Required

Town & Regional Planner:

Recommended

Conditional Project Notes:

Multiple dwelling units must meet specific council guidelines. Every council's requirements vary but the outcome is generally very similar. The key requirements are car parking and turning on-site, private open space and common ground. For large developments clear and concise strata title management should be a major consideration.

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New Building Requirements

Planning Approval:

Subject to nature of project and council guidelines

Building Approval:

Required

Plumbing Approval:

Required


Building Designer:

Required

OR Architect:

Required

Engineer:

Required

Building Surveyors:

Required

Town & Regional Planner:

May be required. Designer / Architect to verify

Builder:

Required

Land Surveyor:

Required

Building Inspector:

Highly recommended when purchasing an established home or property

Energy Efficiency:

Required

Soil Testing:

Required

Bushfire Assessor:

May be required. Designer / Architect to verify

Interior Designer:

Recommended

Kitchen Designer:

Recommended

Bathroom Designer:

Recommended

Landscape Designer:

Recommended

Town & Regional Planner:

May be required. Designer / Architect to verify

Conditional Project Notes:

There are many variations to the requirements from council to council. Your chosen designer will assist you in determining council requirements specific to your design requirements.

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Shed or Carport Requirements

Planning Approval:

Subject to nature of project and council guidelines

Building Approval:

May be required. Designer / Architect to verify

Plumbing Approval:

May be required. Designer / Architect to verify


Building Designer:

Required

OR Architect:

Optional

Engineer:

Required

Building Surveyors:

May be required. Designer / Architect to verify

Builder:

Optional

Land Surveyor:

May be required. Designer / Architect to verify

Building Inspector:

Highly recommended when purchasing an established home or property

Soil Testing:

May be required. Designer / Architect to verify

Bushfire Assessor:

Subject to nature of project and council guidelines

Conditional Project Notes:

Small storage sheds up to 18m2 without plumbing can be exempt from requiring a building permit.Check with your local council or designer to see if this apply's to you. Click 'here' to learn more about what you can and can't do..

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Swimming Pool Requirements

Planning Approval:

Subject to nature of project and council guidelines

Building Approval:

May be required. Designer / Architect to verify

Plumbing Approval:

May be required. Designer / Architect to verify


Building Designer:

May be required. Designer / Architect to verify

OR Architect:

May be required. Designer / Architect to verify

Engineer:

May be required. Designer / Architect to verify

Building Surveyors:

May be required. Designer / Architect to verify

Builder:

May be required. Designer / Architect to verify

Land Surveyor:

May be required. Designer / Architect to verify

Building Inspector:

Highly recommended when purchasing an established home or property

Soil Testing:

Subject to nature of project and council guidelines

Bushfire Assessor:

Subject to nature of project and council guidelines

Landscape Designer:

Optional

Conditional Project Notes:

Building approval, a building designer or architect and a building surveyor are all required if the pool is greater than 300mm deep. Plumbing approval is required if the pool is greater than 15m3 in volume. In all cases, for pools over 30mm deep, pool safety fencing is required. Large concrete in-ground pools will require an engineered design. Swimming Pool Safety

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Verandah Requirements

Planning Approval:

Subject to nature of project and council guidelines

Building Approval:

Required

Plumbing Approval:

Required


Building Designer:

Required

OR Architect:

Optional

Engineer:

May be required. Designer / Architect to verify

Building Surveyors:

Required

Builder:

Optional

Land Surveyor:

May be required. Designer / Architect to verify

Building Inspector:

Highly recommended when purchasing an established home or property

Soil Testing:

May be required. Designer / Architect to verify

Bushfire Assessor:

May be required. Designer / Architect to verify

Interior Designer:

Optional

Conditional Project Notes:

Verandahs and roofed decks all require building and plumbing approval and roof drainage connected to your specific stormwater system.