General Permit Information

Council Permits

A standard Building Permit relates specifically to ‘building construction’ and can be issued by local Council or a Private Certifier.

The following basic documentation will needed to be provided to the Certifier to begin the Building Permit Application, however these requirements will vary depending on your local government area, the type of permit you are seeking, and any special overlays or restrictions on your site:

Property Information, Title, Dial Before You Dig, Site Inspection, Site Plan, Structural Drawings

Once the application is lodged, the Certifier may make a Request for Information (RFI). This can be a long and drawn out process depending on the amount of RFI requests, which can sometimes be extensive. Or they may advise that a Planning Permit will be necessary. A Building Permit can only be obtained after a Planning Permit is obtained, however the exact process and terminology may vary in different states and territories.

Once all relevant information (RFI’s) have been provided and accepted, a Building Contract must be signed, Builders Warranty Insurance (where applicable) obtained and then both are forwarded to the Certifier to have the Permit issued. Only then can the construction commence.

Inspections can be required during and after construction in order to receive the final certification.

The whole permit process can be as quick as 4–6 weeks or as slow as 6–8 months as you do have to rely on many authorities – some quick, some not so quick. As the builder’s agent on your permit project, Aarons Outdoor will complete the following items. Prices for each component will be advised before you purchase where possible:

  • Site Plan identifying the location of your structure.
  • Engineered Drawings for your structure. Our engineer will require documentation to be forwarded from you or your Certifier to complete these plans.
  • Builder’s Warranty Insurance. Price will vary depending job value.

More Information

All Customers should check with their local Council and/or Certifier for more exact information on their site and proposed project. You must also consider state specific planning information. Below is a good starting point for information in the following locations:

The New South Wales Government’s Planning Portal

Victorian Building Authority

The South Australian Government’s Development Applications

Queensland Building and Construction Commission

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