Once you have finished your building project, you may need to arrange a building inspection to ensure the work done meets regulations.

You can book an inspection by contacting council’s Building Services team on 5481 2200 or 1300 666 535. Please book the inspection at least one day in advance. You must quote the building permit number and property address when making the booking.

You must also provide the approved, stamped plans and documents on site on the day of inspection.

You must have a building inspection for the following works:

  • concrete slab - pre slab, steel reinforcing
  • strip footings
  • stump holes & pad-holes
  • frame - including sub-floor if applicable
  • final - when all building works are completed you will be required to call for a final inspection.

If you are uncertain whether you need an inspection or not, please call Building Services for advice.

Occupancy permits

If you are constructing a new building, you will probably need an occupancy permit, before anyone starts using the new building. All new buildings require this permit except:

  • outbuildings
  • swimming pool
  • dwelling additions.

If the owner and/or occupier of the building don’t get the required occupancy permit, they could face hefty fines.

Council will not supply rubbish, recycling or garden organics bins if an occupancy permit has not been issued.

Certificate of final inspection

When a final inspection has been approved for buildings (other than those that require an occupancy permit) council will issue a certificate of final inspection to the owner after the building has been inspected.