Building a house

In this section you'll find information about building a house including what type of council approval is needed.

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    What approvals do I need?

    Find out what type of application you need to build a house.

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    Exempt and complying development

    Find out information about whether your building works qualify as exempt or complying development.

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    Development Applications

    Before constructing a building, making any changes to a building or occupying premises you may need to submit a Development Application (DA).

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    Construction Certificates

    If you've been issued a development consent by Council, you must have a construction certificate before you can commence any building works.

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    Plumbing & Drainage

    Find forms and information needed to undertake plumbing and drainage work.

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    BASIX Certificates

    The Building Sustainability Index (BASIX) is a scheme designed to reduce greenhouse gasses and water consumption.

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    Asbestos

    Find information about out how to remove and dispose of it safely when renovating.

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    Swimming Pools

    All swimming pools in NSW must be registered and fenced. Find out your obligations before deciding on installing a pool.

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  • Related Forms/Guidelines for Building a House

    Here you will find all the associated forms and guides to build a house

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