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Planning & Building Information

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  • 149 Planning Certificates - Planning Certificates give information on the development potential of a parcel of land including the planning restrictions that apply to the land on the date the certificate is issued.
  • BASIX - Building Sustainability Index, ensures homes are designed to use less potable water and be responsible for fewer greenhouse gas emissions by setting energy and water reduction targets for houses and units.
  • Bushfire Prone Areas - Council must consider the impact of bush fire on any proposed development.
  • Careers Advice - There are many different Career paths within Local Government that relate to Planning & Development.
  • Complying Development - Some residential, commercial and industrial development can be constructed as complying development.
  • Disposal of Asbestos Waste - From 1 January 2008 a bonded asbestos licence is required for the removal of more that 10 square metres of bonded asbestos.
  • Dividing Fences - Who is responsible for dividing fences?
  • Electronic Housing Code - EHC Planning
  • Exempt Development - Some small scale and low impact developments (eg: decks, fences, bbqs, pergolas, privacy screens) can be constructed without any planning approval.
  • Gloucester Shire and the NSW Planning System - This page provides information regarding the statutory and policy framework that governs the assessment of new developments in Gloucester Shire Local Government Area.
  • Owner Builder - Information about what is owner-builder work, owner-builder responsibilities, getting an owner-builder permit, approvals needed for building work and insurances for owner-builders.
  • Smoke Alarms - Legislation now requires all NSW residents to have at least one working smoke alarm installed on each level of their home.
  • Town Centre Study Draft Proposal - Council has overseen the development of a detailed draft plan for the future of the town centre.