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Building or Renovating
A new Building Act 2011 has just been implemented on 2 April 2012, which has activated new procedures and fees for when you wish to have building approved by council.
All structural developments (houses, patios, sheds etc.) require a building permit from the Shire of Jerramungup before any works can begin. Some developments also require planning approval from the Shire, as well as a Building Permit. To check if planning approval is required follow this link Planning Applications or contact the Shire’s Planning Officer.
New Buildings, Additions and Alterations
All new residential dwellings, additions or alterations to existing buildings require a Building Permit. Some building projects do not require a building permit, please refer to the following link for further information When a Building Permit is not Required.
Fees and charges
All Permits applications are subject to fees which must be paid at the time of lodging application forms. The fees and charges vary depending on the value of works being undertaken outlined in the application. Any works more than $20,000 also require a verge bond to be paid. Please refer to this link for our Building Fees & Charges 2012/13.
Many older buildings contain asbestos cement. When renovating, investigations should be undertaken to determine if there is any asbestos cement on site. Asbestos cement is generally considered to be stable if it is left undisturbed. There are specific requirements for the dismantling and removal of asbestos cement products in dwellings and other buildings to ensure that risk from asbestos fibre inhalation is reduced. It is to be transported and disposed of in accordance with Department of Environment requirements.
Carports and Garages
All carports and garages require a Building Permit. Planning approval is also required where variations to the acceptable development provisions of the Residential Design Codes of Western Australia are being sought.
All Buildings over 40m2 where demolition is to be undertaken require a demolition permit (which can be downloaded from the Building Commission website) and may require planning approval. When lodging a demolition application, a site plan needs to be submitted showing the location of the building and the extent of demolition to be undertaken (portion or whole building). Demolition works being undertaken as part of a Building Permit relating to additions on renovations may not require a demolition permit.
If need be please be in touch with our new Development Team so they can help you through the correct process.
This item was last updated on 10 October 2012
For more information contact:
Therese Bell, Development Administration Officer
- Tues - Thurs: 8.00am to 4.30pm
- 9837 4070
- 9837 4272