There are many things to think about when building and creating great spaces. Below is a little directory to guide you to some helpful official resources.
If you're looking for help in getting permits, start with our when do you need a permit guide.
Future-proof safety when building
- Balconies decks and balustrades
Build future-proofed balconies, decks and balustrades to improve its lifespan. Get familiar with the current Building Code of Australia - Balustrade Regulations to assist with your design.
- Smoke alarms
Smoke alarms are compulsory. They must be installed on or near the ceiling of every storey.
Our municipality is a declared termite prone area. Get advice on how to build to protect against termites. How do you know if you have termites?
- Bushfire-safe buildings
Many areas of our municipality are at risk of bushfires, you need to build or renovate with bushfire protection in mind. Can you build private bushfire bunkers?
- Basketball rings
Everything you wanted to know about basketball rings, like where and how you can put them.
Be sustainable and energy efficient
- 6 star energy ratings
Energy efficiency standards apply to all new homes, renovations and extensions. Building permit applications must be reviewed by an approved energy rater to assess compliance with the six star energy rating.
- Rainwater tanks
Build accessible homes
- Accessible homes
Future proof and accommodate the need for easier access in your new home or commercial space.
Safely handle or dispose of building materials
For information about the management and disposal of asbestos.