Rules & Regulations
Many renovations require more than just a great idea. There are regulations that have to be met and rules to be followed to avoid being told that you have to pull down your recently completed extension / deck / treehouse.
Read through the section listed on the right to make sure you know what you need to do to meet all the legal requirements for your renovation. Or take a look at the articles below:
- What constitutes a bedroom
- Apartment renovations – legal considerations
- What considerations are there relating to swimming pools in Australia?
- Who do I talk to about renovation plans?
Building Code of Australia
The Building Code of Australia (BCA) is a uniform set of technical provisions for the design and construction of buildings and other structures throughout Australia. The BCA is given legal effect by building regulatory legislation in each State and Territory. Any provision of the BCA may be overridden by, or subject to, State or Territory legislation. The BCA must therefore be read in conjunction with that legislation.
What is a Development Application?
A Development Application (DA) is an application made to Council to carry out development including subdivision, demolition and possibly renovation – depending on the size of the project. Development within a Council area is generally controlled by Local Environmental Plan (LEP).