The Shire Approval Process

Before any building works at your home can commence, a building license is required from your local shire. We cannot start building your patio until we have been granted a building license.

The difficult part here is that each and every shire has their own internal policies and procedures, which means there is no fixed standard process and no fixed time frame for a certain shire to grant a license.

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The average wait for a building license is 4 weeks. 

Our goal is to make this process as fast and smooth as possible. In order to do this, we need first and foremost a SITE PLAN.


An example of a site plan.

The key features of a site plan are: 

  1. It is in the scale of 1:200. If your plan is not to scale, your shire may reject it.
  2. It shows your whole property and all of the boundary locations and lengths
  3. It shows the location of the house and the distance from the house to each boundary.
  4. If you are in a strata complex, you will need a plan that shows all of the adjoining properties in that strata complex.

Other Factors

Your property will either be a Green Title or a Strata Title. If you live in a strata complex, you will need letters of consent from all the owners in that complex.

Also, if your proposed patio is close to a fence line, you will need letters of consent from the affected neighbours.

The table below indicates the information we need from you to obtain a building licence, depending on your particular situation.

Green Title Green Title, patio is close to boundary(s) Strata Title Strata Title, patio is close to boundary(s)
1. Site Plan 1. Site Plan 1. Site Plan 1. Site Plan
  2. Letters of approval from affected neighbours 2. Letters of approval from owners of other land in strata complex 2. Letters of approval from owners of other land in strata complex
  3. Planning Application form signed by you the owner 3. Planning Application Form signed by you the owner 3. Letters of approval from affected neighbours
      4. Planning Application Form signed by you the owner

 

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