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OUR APPROVALS PROCESS

What to expect when you work with North Coast Drafting Services to get your next project approved through your local Council

 Proposed Works 

For proposed works the process is simple.

 

First, you will need to provide us with an idea of what you are hoping to get approved by your local council. It is beneficial to include as much information as possible including, photos of the area the works are proposed on, concept designs, sketches, engineers report, house plans and previous approvals ect.

Depending on the information and proposed works we will organise a site measure and inspection.

 

Following the site visit we can provide the first revision of the drafting plans for council approval.

If a development approval (planning application) is required, it can take up to 90 days for your local council to deem your application. Once you have obtained development approval, OR if your proposal does not require a development application we can begin to assemble your building permit application. This will require, but is not limited to: engineering certification, energy assessment and a private building surveyor's certification. 

Once we have all of the required documents for your building permit application (BA1) we can submit to your local council. 

The council will assess the application in the allotted timeframe and determine the application.

If all of this is a bit overwhelming, North Coast Drafting Services offers help to project manage the entire process on your behalf, from our initial contact to a building permit.

 Existing & Unauthorised Structures 

The process for existing unauthorised works is a little more complex.

 

First, you will need to provide us with a brief summation of the unauthorised works. It is beneficial to include as much information as possible including, photos of the unauthorised structure, sketches, engineers and certifiers report, house plans and approval ect.

Once this information has been received, we will organise a site inspection to assess the unauthorised structure, as well as a site inspection by the engineers and building certifiers/surveyors who will also need to certify the unauthorised structure against the relevant standards and codes.

If the unauthorised structure is deemed non-compliant with the relevant standards and codes, the structure will need to be brought up to these relevant standards and codes with the assistance of our engineers and building certifiers/surveyors.

 

Once the structure is compliant the engineers and building certifiers/surveyors will issue their reports and certificates of building compliance.

With the issue of the engineering report and certificate of building compliance (BA18) we can then lodge the application with the building department for a retrospective building approval (BA13).

 

The council will assess the application in the allotted timeframe and determine the application. If it is determined that retrospective planning or development approval is required, we will gather all the relevant documents and first submit to the planning department before submitting to the building department.

If all of this is a bit overwhelming, North Coast Drafting Services offers help to project manage the entire process on your behalf, from our initial contact to a building permit.

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