Building Services

Council's building department is responsible for:
  • providing an efficient, quality building surveying and inspection service;
  • administration and enforcement of the Building Act and Regulations;
  • ensuring compliance of existing buildings with regard to fire safety requirements;
  • identifying buildings that do not meet the minimum health, safety and amenity standards for habitation within the municipality;
  • issuing building and occupancy permits;
  • handling complaints regarding buildings;
  • issuing and orders notices for illegal building works;
  • consent to demolish a building;
  • report and consent applications;
  • occupancy permits for habitation of a building and places of public entertainment (POPE);
  • protection of council assets and property;
  • issuing a building certificates such as a legal point of discharge;
  • swimming pool and spa safety.