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The commencement of the Building Act on 2 April 2012 introduces a new building approval process for Western Australia.

The Building Act 2011 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.

To access all forms and information please click here. 

Formal approval (a building permit) is required for any building work involving the development of new structures, alterations or extensions and changes in ground levels.

These include:

  • Swimming Pools /Spas
  • Garages/Sheds/Workshops
  • Patios/Verandahs/Gazebos/Pergolas
  • Retaining Walls
  • Residential Dwellings/Granny Flats/Alterations & Additions
  • Commercial Buildings including fitouts and refurbishments
  • Industrial Buildings

Looking for information on how to handle asbestos? Click here to be directed to Asbestos Awareness Australia.