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Permit building work

High risk building work requires a permit, issued by the permit authority at the Council.

Permit building work includes:

  • Most commercial buildings
  • Some residential buildings that require a planning permit
  • Larger, non-standard residential buildings
  • Buildings in hazardous areas, including prone to flooding, steep blocks, unstable soil types
  • Any Owner Builder projects, regardless of the type or category of work
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See Building Act 2016PART 11PERMIT BUILDING WORK
Director’s Determination Categories of Building and Demolition Work (pdf, 488.8 KB)