Everything Building & Plumbing
Expiry of Permits
Some permits issued under the Building Act 2000 and the Local Government (Building and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1993 were issued without stating and expiry date. If these permits have not been completed, they will now expire if:
- The permit was in force immediately before 1 January 2017;
- The permit has not since expired; and
- There is no other expiry date on the permit.
If a permit meets these criteria, they will now expire on 1 July 2020 unless they are extended. Further information can be found in the CBOS Expiry of Permits Fact Sheet. Development Services staff have issued letters to property owners with applications meeting the above criteria. Please contact the department if you wish to enquire on the status of your permits, or request an Extension of Time on firstname.lastname@example.org or 03 6359 5007.
Building in Tasmania
If building in Tasmania, whether it is a new building, an addition or an alteration, the process is generally the same. You can do much of the preliminary work yourself. However, unless you have experience discussing plans with council and other authorities, our advice is to engage relevant consultants to do this leg-work for you.
To help you understand and to follow the planning and building and plumbing process, please visit the Everything Building website. Here, ‘the journey from concept to Council approval’ provides a step-by-step guide to:
- preparing before you engage any consultants
- working with your appointed consultants
- designing development
- Council application processes -planning applications & building and plumbing applications
Or you can use the Checklist- Owners Responsibilities for Building Work Approval which is a step-by-step guide.
New 2017 Building and Plumbing Regulations
As you may be aware, new building and plumbing regulations came into operation on 1st January 2017. These regulations change the current way building and plumbing permits are issued and categorise work into "notifiable", "low risk" or "high risk" work. For more information on the Directors Determination Categories of Building and Plumbing Work go to www.cbos.tas.gov.au
Flinders Council acknowledges that the building regulations may be hard to decifer. In an attempt to assist you with the determination of your building class, and also protect you from any possible subsequent action in the future, Council are offering an assessment service for all building works. Simply complete our Development Enquiry Form and submit to Council with drawings for your proposed works and staff will provide you with the neccessary advice to ensure that your development is legal. If your proposal is found to be exempt, Council will issue you with this confirmation. This confirmation will provide assurance for years to come if Council Officers or the Regulations change
NEW! Planning and Building Information Pack
We have put together a Planning and Building Information Pack for those wishing to plan or build within the Flinders Municipality. This information pack contains all relevant application forms, frequently asked questions and process flowcharts.
Visit the Furneaux Business Directory to find qualified local draftspeople, architects and builders.