The Shire's professional Building Surveyors aim to provide a safe and well-built environment by carrying out the statutory building role throughout the municipality. This enables a qualified person to assess your Building application to ensure compliance with building related legislation, Local Laws, and applicable standards prior to a Building Permit being issued.
Building Services staff liaise with the Shire's Town Planners, Environmental Health Officers and Engineers to ensure that appropriate standards are met.
Prior to the commencement of any building, residents need to submit plans and specifications of any proposed works for assessment and approval. The term "building" includes any residence, pergola, outbuilding, garden shed, patio, carport, garage, swimming pool (above ground or below ground), spa, retaining wall, addition or alteration to any building.
Plans and specifications must be submitted in accordance with the requirements of the Building Regulations 2012. These are outlined in the Shire's Requirements for Building Plans Guide.
If you are considering adding to an existing development and require a copy of plans of the existing buildings, Customer Service Officers can carry out an Archive Search of the Shire's building approvals relevant to the property.