Building Application Fees

Building Permit Application Fee

The building permit application fee is legislated in the Building Regulations 2012. The fees are generally based on a percentage of the estimated value of construction with a minimum charge. The fees can vary depending on the type of application. The Shire provides checklists which includes the fees applicable to that type of application and these can be located on the relevant pages of this website or they can be found on the Building Commission's Website.

Building Services Levy

Building Services Levy is payable to the permit authority at the time an application is submitted for a building, demolition, occupancy permit or building approval certificate.

Construction Training Fund Levy

This levy is payable on application for building and demolition permit applications where the estimated construction value is $20,000 or more and is calculated at the rate of 0.2% of the total value of construction.

The levy can be paid online on the Construction Training Levy website or can be paid to the Shire at the time of application. If the levy is paid to the Shire, then the application must be submitted with a completed Construction Training Levy form (available at the administration office)

Please note that the CTF was formally the BCITF.

Infrastructure Bond

The Shire of Northam has previously experienced damage to its roads, footpaths, verges and kerbs during periods of building and construction. To enable the Shire to protect its assets the Shire will require an infrastructure permit and a refundable bond to repair any damage to its original condition if required.

More information in relation to the Infrastructure Bond can be found here.

Infrastructure Permit Application Form

Infrastructure Bond Refund Form