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Building Act 2011

Building Approval Process

Lodging an Application

Fees

Contractor Contacts

 

New Building Approval Process

The commencement of the Building Act 2011 on 2 April 2012 introduced a new building approval process for Western Australia bringing some significant changes to the building approvals process.

The Building Act 2011 and the Building Regulations 2012 replace the Building Regulations 1989 and much of the
Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1960.

The commencement of the Building Act 2011 has also introduced a new Building Services Levy and private design certification services provided by registered building surveyors.

Lodging an application for a building permit

Certified Application (Class1b and 2 to 9) 

A certified application is an application for a building permit which has already been certified by a registered Building Surveying practitioner and has been issued with a Certificate of Design Compliance.

Download helpful information, guides and application forms here

Uncertified Application  (Class 1a, 10a and 10b buildings only -being residential/domestic)

An uncertified application is an application where the application has not been certified by a registered Building Surveying practitioner, where the landowner seeks for a registered Building Surveying practitioner employed by the Shire to both assess the plans for compliance, and issue a Certificate of Design Compliance and also issue the building permit.

Download helpful information, guides and application forms here

Fees 

Building Fees and Charges

Contractors Contacts

View a list of local contractors contact details