Wakefield Regional Council

Building and Compliance

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Once Development Approval has been granted you are premitted to commence works. This must begin within 12 months from the date of approval and be completed within 3 years of the date of approval. You are required to notify council at a minimum of 24 hours prior to work commencing.

If you are not able to complete the development within 3 years you will need to apply to Council for an extension. A fee will be associated with this extension application.


Council are responsible for inspecting sites to ensure works are undertaken in accordance with the Development Act 1993, Building Code of Australia and appropriate Australian Standards. Officers may, at any time, request access to your site to ensure works are being undertaken in accordance with the approved plans.


Completing Works

Once your development is complete you are required to notify council to enable a final inspection. A Builder’s Statement may be required to be submitted to Council at the completion of work.