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Building Application

The Development Services building section is primarily engaged in the assessment and approval of building permit applications. The building section is also responsible for issuing strata clearances. The building section investigates any unauthorised structures and provides advice to the building industry and community regarding building codes, standards, legislation and council policies relating to the built environment.

If you would like to have a look at our Building Fees & Charges 2016/2017 please click here.

Below are a few Information Sheets that may assist with any building queries and requirements;

Residential Dwellings


Swimming Pools

Retaining Walls


Unlawful Building Works

Single House Verification Certificate

When is a Building Permit Required?

A building permit is required prior to commencing construction for most structures including swimming pools, patios, sheds, dwellings, group dwellings and commercial buildings.

To obtain a Demolition Permit, Building Permit, a Building Permit Application Form together with two copies of all plans and specifications must be submitted to the Building Services. For Building applications and other forms click here.

Where an owner would like to undertake any proposed works over the value of $20,000 then that owner needs to complete an Owner Builder Statutory Declaration (OBSD) and submit it to the Building Services Board along with the appropriate application fee. This OBSD form can be obtained by downloading the document from the Building Commission's website. The Owner Builder Statutory Declaration is to be submitted directly to the Building Commission.

Building Statistics

Please see below Building Statistics from the Shire of Irwin for the last month, compared with statistics for the same period last year.

 November 2016November 2017
Dwellings 2 2
Residential Extensions / Additions 1 1
Swimming Pools 2 0
Sheds / Carports / Patios / Retaining Walls 8 5
Commercial 1 1
 Demolition 3 0
TOTAL VALUE $1,280,528 $757,453
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