All construction of buildings on land within the Shire is subject to compliance with the Building Act 2011. 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 be issued with a building permit.
The term ‘building’ includes a fence, mast, antenna, retaining or free standing wall, swimming pools, spas, carport, pergola, shed, dwelling, office, shop, factory, warehouse, public building and the like. Residents are encouraged to contact the Shire of Harvey first before lodging an application.
Please note, that a building permit is only required for a fence if it exceeds 1.2 metres in height from the natural ground level or within three (3) metres of the front boundary of any lot
Whilst Council is reluctant to take action against its residents, offences against the Building Act 2012 will not be condoned.
Building application forms are available from both the Harvey and Australind Shire Offices and Building Department Staff would be pleased to answer your enquiries, either at the office, by phone or email.
Whilst building staff are physically located at the Australind Office they are available by pre-arranged appointment at either the Australind or Harvey Offices and will continue to undertake site inspections where required. Appointments can be made by contacting Council’s Building Department on 9729 0330.