Yes, ALL fees must be paid in full at the time of application.
Payments can be made when lodging online through our secure website using credit card only, with your application via post to: City of Melville, Locked Bag 1, BOORAGOON WA 6954 or, in person at City of Melville, 10 Almondbury Road, BOORAGOON.
Prior to finalising your online lodgement, please call Planning Administration on 9364 0111 for further assistance.
Yes. If the plans are not signed physically or digitally by a Certified Engineer, then a letter needs to be submitted from the Design Engineer on letterhead, signed, quoting the details of the plan(s) and relevant Australian Standards.
No, you must include details of your nominated builder with your application for a permit.
Yes, if the construction value is greater than $20,000 or is for structural work.
If you do not provide all of the required information as stated on the validation check sheets your application may be deemed incomplete and returned to you. The application can be resubmitted once you are able to provide all of the relevant information. Please only submit one copy of plans.
Yes. The City’s online tracking facility is readily accessible via our online services.
The status of your application will be displayed as follows:
|Under Validation||Application is currently with an administration officer to determine if all required documents have been lodged.|
|Under Assessment||Application is currently with a Building Officer for assessment.|
|Further Information Requested||A letter has been issued to the applicant requesting further details pertaining to the application.|
|Awaiting Planning Approval||Application is awaiting a Planning decision.|
|Recommended for Approval/ Refusal||Application has been assessed by the relevant Building Officer and has been forwarded to a Senior Officer for approval.|
|Approved/ Refused||Application has been determined and finalised by Officers and electronic or hard copy will be issued to the Builder.|
For certified permits, 10 (ten) business days. For Uncertified permits 25 (twenty five) business days.
Certified applications include a Design Certificate by a private registered contractor. Uncertified applications are certified by the City’s Building Services. The fees are not the same for Certified and Uncertified applications.
Areas where a building permit is not required for certain work
Schedule 4 Clause 1 of the Building Regulations sets out areas of the state (being specific regional or remote areas) where a building permit is not required for certain work.
REGARDLESS of any exemption that may apply there is ALWAYS a requirement under s. 37(2) of the Building Act for the OWNER to ensure that the building or incidental structure, when completed, COMPLIES with each applicable building standard.
Schedule 4 Clause 2 of the Building Regulations sets out the kinds of building work for which a building permit is not required for certain work. These include small garden sheds, temporary site sheds, certain fences (other than a fence forming part of an enclosure for a private swimming pool), certain masts and antennas, small retaining walls, small pergolas and the like. The Building Regulations provides a detailed description of these exemptions.
For more details please refer to Building Regulations 2012.