The Building Code classifies buildings into their different types of uses and sets minimum construction standards related to the type of building.  The information required to assess an application will vary according to its proposed use.

If you are unsure as to whether proposed work requires approval please contact Council’s Development staff who will assist to determine if approval is required, or advise of the parameters to be maintained so that an application is not required.

The National Construction Code outlines the minimum necessary requirements for safety, health, amenity and sustainability in the design and construction of new buildings (and new building work in existing buildings) throughout Australia. The Code can be accessed free of charge by registering with the Australian Building Codes Board.