Council may give favourable consideration to a Building Information Certificate application allowing an unauthorised work or structure to remain. Significant factors in this consideration are:
- whether Council has granted approval the use of the unauthorised works or structure; and
- whether the unauthorised works or structure satisfies relevant construction standards, including the National Construction Code (NCC).
If these matters are able to be satisfied Council may permit the unauthorised works to remain. Should the unauthorised works not meet relevant planning controls/approvals or fail to satisfy relevant construction standards Council may require demolition.
Application for a building certificate
If an application for a Building Information Certificate is sought for unauthorised works the following information will be required:
- completed Building Information Certificate Application form(PDF, 206KB)
- payment of an application fee and additional fees (equivalent to application fees that would have been payable if a Development application, Construction Certificate or Complying Development Certificate had been lodged prior to construction)
- site plan, elevations, floor plan and a sectional diagram of the structure
- structural engineer’s certification for the unauthorised structure and
- survey identification report prepared by a Registered Surveyor
- Plumbing Certification.
It is important to note that if Building Information Certificate is not able to be issued Council will take action to have the structure demolished.