The Building Act 2016 came in to effect on 1 January 2017 which means that Tasmanian councils now have new regulations relating to:
- building and plumbing work;
- licensing of people in the building industry; and
- residential building contracts.
The Building Act 2016 has an improved approach to building approvals. Low-risk building, plumbing and demolition work, and some medium-risk work can be undertaken without seeking a Building Permit from the Council.
If you are planning building or plumbing works, please visit the Department of Justice where there is a number of Fact Sheets to assist.
Copies of the Building Act 2016 and Building Regulations 2016 are available for download.
To obtain copies of your building and/or plumbing plans, including as constructed sewer and stormwater, the Council requires completion of the Building and/or Plumbing Plans – Application Form along with payment of fees.
Please refer back to the Council’s website for further updates.