Prior to lodging a building application, it is essential that a building contractor understands which legislation must be consulted in the planning stage of the project and what makes it mandatory to have a development permit. An awareness of various building and construction industry laws, codes and regulations is essential.
Sustainable Planning Act
In 2009, the Sustainable Planning Act replaced the Integrated Planning Act 1997. The Sustainable Planning Act seeks to achieve sustainable development outcomes by managing development processes and environmental effects and coordinating local, regional and state planning.
All development applications must be completed using the approved forms.
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