City of Cockburn, PO Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC, Western Australia, 6965
Telephone: (08) 9411 3444

 

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building documents and info

Building Documents & Info

Looking for a form, information sheet or other further details?

Then visit this page to see all the documents in one place.

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Building Online

Building Online

To monitor the progress of your current Building Application/s, select the following link. 

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Building Permits

Building Permits

A building permit is required for all structures (residential, commercial or industrial).

Prior to any works commencing on site, a Building Permit must be issued.

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Bush Fire

Building in a Bushfire Area

NEW bushfire planning reforms introduced by the WA State Government now apply to properties in designated bushfire prone areas.

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Commerical Energy Efficiency

Commercial Energy Efficiency

As of the 1st of May 2007, The Building Code of Australia has introduced new energy efficiency requirements that must comply with Section J of the Building Code of Australia Volume One.

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Demolition Permits

Demolition Permits

Any person demolishing a building or part of a building/structure must ensure that they obtain a Demolition Permit prior to commencing any demolition works.

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Domestic Swimming Pools & Spas

Domestic Swimming Pools & Spas

Are you thinking of building a residential swimming pool or installing an outdoor spa?

If you are, please note that a Building Permit must be obtained.

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Dividing Fences Residential

Dividing Fences Residential

A dividing fence is a fence that separates the residential land of different owners whether the fence is on the common boundary of adjoining lands or on a line other than the common boundary.

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Front Fences

Front Fences

A front fence includes a wall, screen, retaining wall (max. 500mm) or the like located in the front setback area of a property.

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occupancy application

Occupancy Permit

All buildings that are of Classes 2-9 including buildings other than single residential dwellings Class 1 and appurtenant outbuildings/ non-habitable Class 10 buildings , require an Occupancy Permit prior to the building being occupied.

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Pergolas, Shade Sails & Minor Structures

Pergolas, Shade Sails & Sheds

View the requirements for Pergolas, Shade Sails or Sheds.

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Patios

Patios

Under the Building Code of Australia, patios are classed as non-habitable Class 10a buildings or structures.

Find out all you need to know before you start building that special entertaining area.

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Request copy of Building Plans

Request copy of Building Plans

Council's Building Services has building plans dating back to the 1970's and prior although through time some plans have deteriorated and are not available.

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Residential Energy Efficiency

Residential Energy Efficiency

As of the 1st of May 2007, The Building Code of Australia has introduced new energy efficiency requirements that must comply with Section J of the Building Code of Australia Volume One.

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Retaining Wall & Embankments

Retaining Walls & Embankments

Retaining walls are sometimes required to facilitate proposed ground levels on a lot.

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Signs & Hoarding Licences

Signs & Hoarding Licences

Depending on the type of sign/advertising that is proposed, a Sign Licence may be required, or in some instances a Sign Licence and Planning Approval may need to be obtained.

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Smoke Alarms (dwellings)

Smoke alarms (Dwellings)

New regulation under the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1960 take effect 1st October 2009 that require mains powered smoke alarms to be fitted to homes that are subject to sale, lease or hire.

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Strata Title Applications

Strata Title Applications

A strata title is a means of dividing up a property title to allow for multiple ownership.

The City of Cockburn, only forms a part of the approval process for having a Strata Plan lodged with Landgate for their endorsement and issue of the Strata Titles.

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Unauthorised works

Unauthorised Works

Any building or structure that has been constructed, structurally altered or extended without a building permit obtained from the permit authority (i.e. the local government) is classed as an unauthorised structure.

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Water Tanks

Water Tanks

Find out if your rainwater tank needs a building permit.

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Contact Us

If you require further information please contact the :

Building Services Department

Tel: 9411 3444

Fax: 9411 3333

Email: customer@cockburn.wa.gov.au

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