Some people often wonder what the difference is between needing a Development Permit for Planning Approval and needing a Development Permit for Building Approval. These are not the same thing and do not give you the same approvals. So what is the difference between needing a Planning Approval vs Building Approval?
A Development Permit for Planning Approval is required, when indicated by a local government town planning scheme, for a land use approval (Eg. residential, industrial, retail).
A Development Permit for a Building Approval pertains solely to the construction of a building after the necessary land use approval is obtained. Building Approvals are required to regulate and ensure that new construction is compliant with applicable industry standards, such as requirements from the Building Code of Australia.
Town planning consultants, such as Latitude Town Planning Services Pty Ltd can assist you with you Planning Approval, whilst a building certifer is required for gaining Building Approvals.
In the timeline of development a Building Approval can only be given once a Planning Approval for the use is achieved.
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