Planning approvals and building approvals are different and are controlled by different legislation.

A planning approval ensures that the development of a property within the City complies with the Local Planning Scheme, Residential Design Codes and other relevant legislation and policies.

building approval ensures that the proposed building work complies with the Building Codes of Australia and other relevant standards and legislation. 

How do I get the approvals I need?

1) Begin by visiting the planning approval - demolition section to find out if you require planning approval, how to prepare your submission and how to submit it to the City.

2) Next, find out if you require building approval for your demolition, how to prepare your application for building approval correctly and how to submit it to the City.

3) After your main applications are in order, you will need to consider the City's requirement for waste water disposal including effluent disposal.

4) Submit your applications to the City. 

Once all your submissions have been received by the City we will keep in touch to let you know if any further information is needed, or if approval has been granted.

How do I track the progress of my applications?

All customers may track the progress of their applications by using the Application SearchThe online application tracking facility enables you to obtain up to date information relating to a building application that has been lodged with the City. The information provided represents key milestones in the application process, not a detailed history.