Construction / Demolition

All construction of buildings on land within the Shire is subject to compliance with the “Building Regulations 1989”. Prior to the commencement of any earthworks, construction, alterations or additions, the person causing the works to be carried out must lodge an application for a building permit, have paid the appropriate fee and have been issued with a building permit.

The term “building” includes a fence, mast, antenna, retaining or freestanding wall, swimming pools, carport, pergola, garage, shed, dwelling, office, shop, factory, warehouse, public building and the like.

However, please note that a building permit is only required for a fence if it exceeds 1.2 metres in height from natural ground level, within 3 metres of the front boundary of a lot.

Whilst Council is reluctant to take action against its ratepayers, offences against the Building Regulations 2012 will not be condoned. However, Council does acknowledge that unauthorised structures do exist and generally become an issue on the transfer of a property. Under certain circumstances, Council is prepared to retrospectfully approve these types of structures, subject to compliance with relative legislation and payment of fees for certification.

Click the below to open files:

Schedule of Fees and Charges 2016.2017

Building Permit Application Requirements

Policy on Footing and Slab

Relocated Dwellings Information Sheet

Ancillary Accommodation Policy

Oversized Outbuildings

Energy Efficiency Option 1

Energy Efficiency Option 2

Polity 19.4 – Cut and Fill Policy

Bush Fire Protection


Building Application Forms

BA1 Application for Building Permit Certified (PDF)  (Word Version)

BA2 Application for Building Permit Uncertified (PDF)  (Word Version)

BA5 Application for Demolition Permit (PDF)  (Word Version)

BA7 Notice of Completion (PDF)  (Word Version)

BA8 Notice of Cessation (PDF)  (Word Version)

BA9 Application for Occupancy (PDF)  (Word Version)

BA11 Application for Occupancy Permit – Strata (PDF)  (Word Version)

BA13 Application For Building Approval Certificate (PDF)  (Word Version)

BA15 Application For Building Approval Certificate Strata (PDF)  (Word Version)

BA20 Notice and Request for Consent to Encroach or Adversely Affect (PDF)  (Word Version)

BA20A Notice and Request for Consent – Response Notice (PDF)  (Word Version)

BA22 Application to Extend a Building or Demolition Permit (PDF)  (Word Version)

BA23 Application to Extend Time Occupancy Permit or Building Approval Certificate (PDF)  (Word Version)

BA24 Application for Modification or Non Application of Building Standards (PDF)  (Word Version)

Accessible Council Buildings
Building Statistics
Dividing Fences
Smoke Alarms
Swimming Pools/Spas