Building Approval Process Building Act 2011
The commencement of the Building Act 2011 on 2 April 2012 introduces a new building approval process for Western Australia bringing some significant changes to the building approval process, from the design stage right through to occupation of a building.
The Building Act and the Building Regulations 2012 replace the Building Regulations 1989 and much of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1960, and amends a range of associated acts.
The key objectives of the new Act are:
- To provide a comprehensive system of building control in Western Australia; reduce building approval times;
- Set standards for buildings and demolition work in Western Australia; and
- Deal with building or demolition works that affects other land
The commencement of the Building Act 2011 will also introduce a new Building Service Levy and private design certification services provided by registered building surveyors.
For further information and application forms refer to: www.buildingcommission.wa.gov.au