Building Bill 2016 introduced July 1st

As part of revisions to the construction process in Tasmania, the Building Bill 2016 is aimed at reducing red tape and costs for prospective developers. One of the key changes is the establishment of a risk based permit system where low risk construction (and demolition) such as sheds and carports can proceed without a building permit. Medium risk activity including simple dwellings can proceed with regulatory oversight by a building surveyor or Council plumbing surveyor provided the Council has been notified. High risk works will still require a building permit.

In the majority of cases construction work will still require development applications and where applicable bushfire and environmental management plans and Lark & Creese would be happy to help out with any such requirements. Feel free to contact us to discuss these changes further and what they might mean for your development plans.