This section provides information about obtaining a building permit, plus details regarding property development and our Building Surveying Services.
New Building Act
From January 1, 2017 Tasmania has new laws regulating:
- building and plumbing work
- licensing of people in the building industry
- residential building contracts
The new Building Act takes a risk-based approach to building approvals so low-risk building, plumbing and demolition work, and some medium-risk work can be done without seeking a building permit from the Council.
If you are planning to do some building work, please visit the Department of Justice website where you'll find a fact sheets. The Building Act 2016 and Building Regulations 2016. are also available for download.