The commencement of the Building Act 2011 on 2 April 2012 introduces a new building approval process for Western Australia.
The Building Act and the Building Regulations 2012 replace the Building Regulations 1989 and much of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1960, and amends a range of associated acts.
Building Services is responsible for the assessment and approval of building works within the City of Mandurah under the Building Act 2011. Building Services is also responsible for the assessment and approval of works under the Caravan Parks and Camping Grounds Act 1995, including Park Homes and Annexes.
Under the Building Act 2012 a building permit is required before commencement of most building work. In many cases the builder obtains the permit.
Formal approval (a building permit) is required for any building work involving the development of new structures, alterations or extensions and changes in ground levels. These include:
- Swimming Pools & Spas
- Sheds/ Garages/ Workshops
- Patios/ Verandahs/ Gazebos/ Pergolas
- Retaining Walls
- Residential Dwellings/ Granny Flats/ Additions & Alterations
- Commercial Buildings including fitouts and refurbishments
- Industrial Buildings
If the total value of the work exceeds $20,000 a permit can only be issued to a registered builder or in some circumstances an owner builder.
Greater detail is provided in the relevant information sheets. Please click on the “Forms and Information Sheets” link to be redirected.
Building Services also offers the following non-statutory services:
- Confirmation that Planning Environmental Health and Infrastructure requirements have been met prior to lodgement of a Permit Application
- Detailed project advice from a Building Surveyor
- Certificate of Construction Compliance
- Certificate of Building Compliance
Please contact Building Services direct on 9550 3749 for further details on these services.