As from 1st January 2017, a New Building Act was introduced. The Building Act 2016 and Building Regulations 2017.
With the new changes to the building act there are now 4 categories that the work can fall under which means you may not require a building permit. Building determinations are available on the Consumer, Building and Occupational Services website at: www.cbos.tas.gov.au/topics/resources-tools/builders-trades
YOU MUST CONSULT WITH COUNCIL AS TO WHETHER YOU REQUIRE A PLANNING PERMIT BEFORE COMMENCING OR APPLYING FOR ANY BUILDING WORK. ALL BUILDING WORK ALSO REQUIRES COUNCIL’S PLUMBING DEPARTMENT TO ASSESS FOR ANY FURTHER REQUIREMENTS.
Prior to commencing any building work, please contact the Council Building Department on 6323 9315 for further information.
Owner builder requirements have also changed and information is available via the Consumer, Building and Occupational Services website link for clarification.
*State Government Fees are payable on all work over $20,000 regardless of building work category. Payment of fees are collected by the Permit Authority at Council office.
There are now 4 categories of building work;
Category 1 – Determined by the owner
Low Risk Building work which can be done by an owner, or competent person, or licensed builder. All criteria must be met for the work to be in this category and if met, No permit is required. Details of some low risk work must be submitted to Council with a Form 80 once the work has been completed.
Category 2 – Determined by a licensed builder
Low Risk Building work performed by a licensed Builder (or a competent person only where specified). All criteria must be met for the work to be in this category and if met, No permit is required. Details of some low risk work must be submitted to Council with a Form 80 once the work has been completed.
We recommend a Form 80 to be submitted to council upon completion of any Category 1 & 2 work with documents and a site plan attached.
Category 3 – Determined by a licensed builder
NOTIFIABLE WORKS. Can only be undertaken by a licensed builder/demolisher under the authorisation of a Building Surveyor.
This will require plans and documents to be submitted to a Building Surveyor for assessment and issue of a Certificate of Likely Compliance and notified to the local Permit Authority (Council)
Category 4 – All other work outside of category 1, 2 or 3.
PERMIT WORK can only be undertaken by a licensed builder/demolisher under the authorisation of a Building Surveyor. Owner can do the work but requires an Owner Builder Permit.
Building Work which requires a Building Permit or a Demolition Permit. This is all work outside category 1, 2 and 3 will require a Building Permit from Council Permit Authority.
Please also note that as at 1st January 2021 all Notifiable Certificates and Permits unless renewed or completed will require Special Circumstances when expired approvals may be extended. Further information can be found on the CBOS website.