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Wodonga Building Services can assist you and offer advice regarding building permits.

The applicant does not need to own the property where the works will take place. The applicant is the person applying for the building permit on behalf of the owner and is responsible for the settlement of all applicable fees incurred.

Permit fees are determined by the cost of the works and type of construction. A quote is available upon request and is valid for 60 days from the application date.

Wodonga Building Services reserves the right to review fees and make necessary adjustments during the assessment of the building application.

Fees are due upon lodgement of the application.

There is information that is required to be submitted when applying for a building permit. This includes:

  • Building permit application form: Filled out correctly, signed and dated;
  • Energy-efficiency rating certification: Required for new dwellings, additions and commercial/industrial buildings;
  • Owner-builder - Certificate of Consent: Required where the landowner intends to carry out domestic building work valued at more¬†than $12,000;
  • BAL assessment (Bushfire Attack Level): Required for all Class One (houses) including alterations and additions and Class 10 (outbuildings) associated with homes constructed after March 11, 2009 or your home was constructed to comply with AS3959 - Buildings in bushfire prone areas;
  • Site plan/allotment plan: Three copies of your site plan, showing boundaries and dimensions of the allotment together with levels, site cut, retaining walls, easements and method of drainage;
  • Plans of buildings: Three copies of drawings, including structural details, showing any alterations and additions;
  • Copy of title/plan of subdivision: Including block dimensions, easements, ownership, covenants and development control plans (DCPs);
  • Home owner‚Äôs warranty: Is required when the cost of any domestic works by a registered practitioner has a value of more than $12,000;
  • Specifications: Three copies of the specifications including materials and other descriptive matter not shown on the plans;
  • Soil tests: Foundation soil report in accordance with AS2870;
  • Computations: Including Certificate of Compliance/Design, where structural work is proposed;
  • Protection of adjoining property: Where the construction or site cut adjoins or affects the boundary;
  • North East Water: Water main and sewer PIB connection applications must be lodged in person with the plumbers name provided; and
  • Easements: Where you propose to seek approval to construct over the easement, you will need to contact the appropriate authority to arrange consent (for example, North East Water for sewer or¬†our assets¬†team for stormwater).

Application forms for different permits are available online, but should you need advice please phone our building team on (02) 6022 9300.


Information about viewing building files for existing premises can be found here.


Last updated: 10-07-2014

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