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Building Approval Process

The Building Commission - Department of Mines, Industry Regulations and Safety has published  A guide to the building approvals process in Western Australia which provides an overview of the building approvals process.

Among the sections included are:

  • the State’s building legislation
  • the various types of permits and  application processes
  • exemptions from requiring a permit that may apply
  • building standards and certifying compliance
  • retrospective approval of unauthorised work
  • what to do if work will affect other land
  • The roles and responsibilities of those involved

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