WA – HENDRY building surveyors advise that the Building Act 2011 requires Permit Authorities (Local Government) to play a pivotal role for the construction sector in relation to compliance, enforcement and the granting of a demolition permit, building permit and an occupancy permit.

Permit Authorities will ensure that all statutory requirements for the lodgement of building permit applications are met in accordance with section 20 of the Building Act 2011, including compliance with the Building Code of Australia (BCA). In addition, Permit Authorities will have the responsibility of keeping building records of building permit works under their jurisdiction.

Permit Authorities enforcement functions will enable them to issue building orders requiring builders to rectify building work that doesn’t meet the requirements of the approval, and also provide information to the Building Commission for matters or disputes that require further action.

Permit Authorities will also be protecting the interests of adjoining property owners who may be affected by proposed building works by enforcing the requirements of Part 6 ‘Work affecting other land’ of the Building Act 2011. HENDRY Building Surveying Consultants can provide you advice in these matters.

Building Legislation Table

Refer to our Building Legislation table for further information on the building control process.