Demolition

A building application for demolition works is required for the demolition of part or whole of a building or removal of a building from a site.

A development application may be required if proposed work triggers the requirement for a Material Change of Use If required the development approval is required before the building application for demolition works is submitted.

A Plumbing/Drainage application is required for the disconnection of plumbing/drainage to the premises.

Site Plan Showing Building To Be Demolished

Provide drawing plans and engineer certification for the remaining portion of the building to confirm how it will comply with the Building Act 1975, either as it remains after the proposed demolition or removal takes place, or after other stated work is carried out.

Documentation required to lodge a building application

General
Site Plans (min scale 1:100 – 3 sets)
  • Full outline of property
  • Location of ALL existing buildings and clearly identify the building, or part of the part, to be demolished
  • North point
  • Road frontages to be identified
  • Distance of all buildings from the boundaries
  • Location of sewer / method of roof stormwater discharge on the site.
Site Plan Showing Building To Be Demolished

Provide drawing plans and engineer certification for the remaining portion of the building to confirm how it will comply with the Building Act 1975, either as it remains after the proposed demolition or removal takes place, or after other stated work is carried out.

Bond

A bond is required in addition to the application fees. The bond is released upon completion of the following:

a) where building materials are to be disposed provide a receipt or similar as confirmation of appropriate disposal of the material as per the Waste Management Plan; and
b) after a final inspection has been conducted to confirm the site is in a clean and safe condition and no damage has been caused to the road reserve infrastructure.

Waste Management Plan

Due care must be given to the correct disposal of the building material (including asbestos material). A waste management plan is to be provided indicating:

• The type of waste material and
• Where the material is to be disposed (must be a lawful disposal site). Note: at completion of the demolition work a receipt or similar from the Waste Management Office where the material has been delivered to is required to be presented at the final inspection stage to facilitate the release of the bond.