Buildings must be subject to the issue of a building permit prior to work commencing according to The Building Act 1993 and Building Regulations 2018. The Act prescribes a penalty of $10,000 for any persons who do work without a permit ($50,000 to any company).
The building permit is the key part of that process and ensures, among other things, that:
- Certain practitioners are registered and carry insurance;
- Adequate documentation is prepared to correctly construct the building;
- An independent review of that documentation occurs;
- Key stages of the work are independently inspected; and
- The building is independently assessed as completed and/or suitable for occupation.
PLEASE NOTE: All sheds over 10m2 including shipping containers, covered verandahs attached to another building and swimming pools and spas require a building permit.
Most building works carried out in the Wodonga municipality also require a Road Reserve Works Permit, to ensure council infrastructure are not damaged. Click here to confirm if you require a RRW permit.