Building and Plumbing

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.