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 website where you will find further information and 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 Request for Building/Plumbing Plans Application Form along with payment of fees.
Please refer back to the Council’s website for further updates.