Under State legislation a Building Permit is required before the commencement of most building work. The builder, architect/draftsperson or owner submits the application for a Building Permit. All applications for new buildings, alterations/additions, demolitions and outbuildings must initially be granted development approval in accordance with the provisions of the Shire of Peppermint Grove Town Planning Scheme No 3.
A Building Permit is required for any building work involving the development of new structures, alterations/extensions, refurbishments, and changes in ground levels. These structures include:
Should the total value of work exceed $20,000 a permit is issued to a registered builder, or in some circumstances, an owner builder.
The Building Permit issued for the particular work is void after 12 months from date of issue if the work has not commenced within this time frame.
Requirements for lodging a building permit
All applications for the above projects must initially be granted development approval in accordance with the provisions of the Shire of Peppermint Grove Town Planning Scheme No 3.
Please refer to Requirements forTown Planning Applications for obtaining development approval if Council approval has not already been granted.
All building permit applications require the following information to be submitted:
Three (3) required sets of plans with:
at least one set of A3 plans, or
an electronic copy of the submitted plans.
Two copies of specifications.
Engineers Structural Certification. This is an original signed certification/documentation from a practicing Structural Engineer to be submitted for your proposed building work if it is:
a shed/carport/garage that is more than 6m wide
a retaining wall equal to or greater than 1.0m in height OR
a commercial/industrial building.
Submission of development plans to WA Water Corporation.
Appropriate fees under the provisions of the Building Regulations 2012, for the Building Permit Application are to be paid at the time of submitting the application. Scale of fees are given on the Application Form.
Energy Efficiency Assessment for all new dwellings and additions
Energy Efficiency measures introduced in July 2003 made it a requirement for all new dwellings and additions to have measures taken to make the use of heating and cooling the dwellings more effective by:
installation of insulation in the roof space
having the “R” (insulation) rating of walls meet a predetermined level
providing breeze paths for ventilation.
Each year, as the Building Code is upgraded, the Energy Efficiency measures will become more important.