Changes to Building and Plumbing Permits

Under The Building Act 2016, it is now a legislated requirement that plumbing and building permits issued prior to 1 January 2017 will expire on 30 June 2020, unless the applicant has applied for an extension of time. All permits issued after 1 January 2017 will automatically lapse after 2 years, unless an extension is granted.

New applications and permits will be required to continue and complete work if your permit has expired.

If you haven’t obtained certificates of completion for your building and plumbing work to date, please check the expiry date on your permit, and if required, apply to Council for an extension of time.

Council has commenced checking the status of all applications and will be writing to property owners whose building and plumbing permits haven’t been completed, over the coming months.

Please call our Business and Customer Support Team on 6269 0000 if you require further information, and have have your permit application number on hand for reference.

Communications, 02/08/2019