Before lodging a building application it's 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.
In 2017, the Planning Act 2016 replaced the Sustainable Planning Act 2009. The Planning Act aims 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 approved forms from the Department of Local Government and Planning website.
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