The checklists above are a guide to what information is required to enable the Municipal Building Surveyor to make a proper assessment of an application for a Building Permit.
During the assessment process the Building Surveyor may request clarification on the information supplied or ask for additional information.
This request is usually in the form of a letter but could also be a phone call or e-mail.
The applicant will usually be contacted by Council within two to three weeks of lodging an application.
If you wish to extend a current building permit fill out the Application to Extend a Building Permit form and submit to the Council’s Building Services Team along with $257.50.
If you wish to amend a building permit, complete the Application to Amend a Building Permit form and submit to Council’s Building Services Team along with an applicable fee.
Please contact the Building Services Team for an applicable fee or for any further information on
(03) 5755 0555.
Mandatory inspections are required at designated stages of completion of a building project. Your Building Permit will nominate these stages, further information is available on the following link;
What are the Mandatory Inspections?
Building work must commence and be completed within the time frame specified on the Building Permit. If the works are not commenced and completed within this time frame you are required to apply for an extension of time or in some cases, a new Building Permit.
To obtain an Occupancy Permit all building work must be completed to the satisfaction of Council. This will be ascertained during the mandatory Final Inspection and on provision of all the relevant Compliance Certificates.
Application for an Occupancy Permit
It is illegal to occupy a building without a Certificate of Final Inspection or an Occupancy Permit.