If you're renovating or doing extensions to your home, you still need to obtain building approval from us.

This includes any improvements made under or attached to the roof of your house such as:

  • Renovations to the existing house (not including roof restoration or roof replacements)
  • Renovating a carport into a garage or games room
  • Garages
  • Patio, veranda or pergola that will be attached to the main roof and closed in
  • Any other changes affecting the structure

What do you need to provide us with?

You will need to submit an Addition/Alteration application together with your building plans via our self-service system Buildernet. The plans we require include:

  • Floor plan - drawings detailing the internals of the building
  • Site plan - measurement details of the location/distance of the building from the boundaries

If you're an owner-builder and need to submit the application yourself, here is a simple guide to using Buildernet.

View associated application fees and charges

What about other projects around the home?

If you're planning to build a granny flat, retaining wall, masonry structure or shed, you will need to submit a minor plan application. Application fees do apply.

Installing a pool or spa? Here’s what you need to do.

Need to relocate your meter?

Before we can move your meter, you will need to pay for a licensed plumber to relocate the internal pipework to the new location for your meter.

Find out more about relocating your meter