At the request of the City of Swan and as a gesture to support recovery in the affected communities, the Building Commission recently waived the building services levy for building permits associated with recovery.
The City has also requested the Building and Construction Industry Training Fund (BCITF) consider a similar gesture regarding the fees due to them, and are currently awaiting a response.
At the Ordinary Council Meeting in April it was resolved that the following list of fees be waived for those impacted by the bushfires:
- Planning application fees
- The component of building permit / certificate application fees that are retained by the City
- Onsite effluent disposal fees
- Camping / caravan application fees