ACT – HENDRY building surveyors advise that building regulations legislation contains provisions that allow for an authority to vary particular requirements of the regulations and the Building Code of Australia (BCA). The appeals, departures and/ or modifications process can be a lengthy procedure, and the quality of submission and the expert advice portrayed within an application, together with the reasoning presented, can influence the end result and determine the timing of a building approval. The methods adopted by legislation include powers conferred on the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal (ACAT), or through an authority or building certifier to make performance based decisions by qualified practitioners… (more)

Building Legislation Table

Refer to our Building Legislation table for further information on the building certification and building compliance.

Further Advice

For safe occupation of a building advice please contact our closest Emergency Plan office by clicking here.