Owners who have unauthorised building work can apply to the City by providing the necessary application form, fees, documentation and any required certificates to demonstrate that the unauthorised building work, as-built, substantially conforms with the
requirements of the Act.
Property owners may need to commission building professionals to assist them in preparing and certifying the unauthorised building work. They will need to engage a Registered Building Surveyor to sign a Certificate of Building Compliance.
The following is a list of information that may be required for your application depending on the complexity of your as-built works:
Note: Planning Approval may also be required.
Building Approval Certificate Application Fee:The application fee for a Building Approval Certificate is 0.38% of the estimated current value of the application with a minimum fee of $97.70.
Schedule 1 (3) Estimated value of unauthorised building workThe estimated value of unauthorised building work is the sum of the estimated current value (including GST) of the relevant components.
Please note: Even if you have constructed the works yourself, the current value of labour required to carry out the works will still need to be included in the estimation.
The Building Services Levy:The levy for a Building Approval Certificate is $123.30 (0.274% for a building value over $45,000).
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