REGULATORY SERVICES

Plumbing Start Work Notice Form 60

 

Development & building applications and associated documents may also be submitted by post or email.

Post: PO Box 6, Triabunna, TAS, 7190

Email: admin@freycinet.tas.gov.au

Do I need a Planning Permit?

Normally if you require a building permit you will require a planning permit. For more information please click here.

Do I need a Building Permit?

Buildings including commercial shops, offices or residential houses, garages, containers, carports, decks, farm sheds or the like require a Building Permit.

Do I need a Plumbing Permit?

New building works require a Plumbing Permit. Buildings with plumbing fixtures like sinks and toilets.

A shed, for example, has roof plumbing, gutters and downpipes, which require connection to Council’s stormwater system, kerb and channel or water tank (refer to your Planning Permit for details)

Do I need a Certificate of Likely Compliance (Form 11)?

Under the Building Act 2000 a Private Building Surveyor must issue a Certificate of Likely Compliance prior to a Building Permit being granted. A copy of this certificate with the specified documentation must be provided to Council with your Building Application.

If I Obtained Private Certification for the Building do I Still Require Council’s Building and Plumbing Permit Authority to Check the Plans?

Yes – Council is required to ensure that all statutory documentation has been received, that the building is in accordance with the approved planning permit, stamps the building plans, records relevant statutory information and issues the building permit.

Can I Be An Owner Builder for a House?

Owners are able to build their own buildings on their own land provided they are not in the business of building. There are restriction on the number of buildings that an owner-builder can construct, carryout alterations, extensions and additions (two buildings in ten years). Refer to the Department of Justice Workplace Standards Tasmania “Building Act 2000 Owner Builder Guidelines” or www.wst.tas.gov.au/building.

Does an Owner/Builder Require Insurance?

Refer to Chapter 7 of the Department of Justice Workplace Standards Tasmania “Building Act 2000 Owner Builder Guidelines – www.wst.tas.gov.au/building (this links to the Building Act 2000, Building & Plumbing Regulations and documents such as the Owner Builder Guidelines.)

How do I Find Out More Details About the Act & Regulations?

www.wst.tas.gov.au/building

Workplace Standards Tasmania – Helpline 1300 366 322

Building Surveyors and Building Designers – Refer to the website above or the Yellow Pages.

What are Building Practitioners?

Building Practitioners are Designers, Building Surveyors and Builders

Must be accredited – Refer to the Tasmanian Compliance Corporation and the “Building? – Are you Using an Accredited Building Practitioner? Building Act 2000 Workplace Standards Tasmania” Brochure.

What is a Designer?

A “designer” is a designer of building work or its components – Architects and Building Designers – Architectural – produce detailed architectural designs;

Engineers – produce detailed designs, documentation and calculations for the construction and implementation of building structure and systems;

Building Services Designers – design the heating, cooling, air handling and plumbing systems of buildings.

What is a Building Surveyor?

Building Surveyors – certify plans before an application for a building permit, conduct inspections of work in progress, and certify building stages such as occupancy. Assessors of building work.

What is a Builder?

A person engaged by the owner of a building to manage or carry out building work on a building.

Domestic e.g. houses, units and town houses, sheds, garages and carports etc;

Commercial – e.g. shops, offices, factories, warehouses, blocks of flats and units;

Construction Managers – specialise in the management role of building projects;

Demolishers – specialise in the demolition or removal of buildings.

Statutory Time Limits

The period in which Council’s Permit Authority has to grant an application for a Building Permit?

Within 7 days of receiving the application or a period agreed between the Applicant and the Permit Authority.

The period in which Council’s Permit Authority has to grant an application for a Planning Permit?

Legislation requires Councils to process applications within a maximum timeframe depending on the type of application. A discretionary application (S57 / requires advertising) must be assessed within a 42 day timeframe and a permitted application (S58 / does not require advertising) must be assessed within a 28 day timeframe.

The period in which Council’s Permit Authority has to grant an application for a Plumbing Permit?

Within 14 days of receiving the application or a period agreed between the Applicant and the Permit Authority.

The period in which Council’s Permit Authority has to grant an application for a Special Plumbing Permit?

Within 14 days of receiving the application or a period agreed between the Applicant and the Permit Authority.

Note –

The above periods relate to all required information being provided to Council when the application is lodged. Should further information be requested by the Permit Authority the statutory time will stop until such information is provided to Council.

Glamorgan Spring Bay Council will only consider Building, Plumbing & Special Plumbing Permit Applications as being formally lodged on the date that Council issues the Planning Permit.

Council will not issue a Building Permit before the following permits are issued:

Planning Permit, Plumbing Permit, Special Plumbing Permit (e.g. Septic) – if required.

Developments In Areas With Native Vegetation

For more information on what is required if you are proposing clearing any native vegetation for development please refer to the attached Guidelines.

Guidelines For Development In Areas Containing Native Vegetation

Contact the Natural Resource Management Department for more information: 03 6256 4777

Asbestos Awareness

 

How To Lodge A Building Application

STEP 1 – OBTAIN PLANNING ADVICE FROM COUNCIL

It is recommended to phone Council’s Planning Department 03 6256 4777 to clarify queries relating to what can and can’t be built on your land.

STEP 2 – PREPARATION OF PLANS

Consult a Building Designer in relation to plan preparation. You may wish to have your plans certified by a Building Surveyor at this point.

STEP 3 – APPLY FOR A PLANNING PERMIT (DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION)

Newbuildings, houses, garages, sheds or the like require a Planning Permit. Contact Council’s Planning Department for further details by phoning 03 6256 4777.

To obtain the Development Application forms please phone 03 6256 4768, collect from the Triabunna Office or Council’s Website www.gsbc.tas.gov.au.

Simultaneous lodgement of documentation for Planning, Building and Plumbing can occur BUT Council will only consider the Building and Plumbing Applications as being formally lodged on the date that Council issues the Planning Permit.

STEP 4 – LODGING AN APPLICATION FOR A BUILDING PERMIT AT COUNCIL

An on-line portal is available to help you prepare and lodge valid applications.

Please read the information on this page then use the button above to register and begin your application.

Enquiries phone Council’s Building Department on 03 6256 4766.

Application for a Building Permit (Form 2)

Note that only the owner/s or an agent authorised in writing by the owner/s may make an application. All owners must sign an agent authority and a copy must be given to Council.

The Application for Building Permit must be completed in full.

When lodging an application for a Building Permit to Council the specified documents and certificates required are:-

Mandatory documentation at Lodgement includes:

  • 1 Copy of Certifiable Works or Exemption Certificate from Southern water.
  • 1 Completed Building/Plumbing Application Form
  • 3 Copies of the Certificate of Likely Compliance (Obtained from your Building Surveyor)
  • 3 Copies of the Certified Plans (Obtained from your Building Surveyor) Including Site/Architectural Plans
  • 3 Copies of all Documents listed in the Certificate of Likely Compliance (Obtained from your Building Surveyor)
  • A Full Certificate of Title (Copies available from Service Tasmania)
  • Owner Builder Statement (Form 34) if applicable
  • All Owner Builders will need a letter from their Building Surveyor certifying the value of works if the value exceeds $5,000.

Application for Plumbing Permit (Form 3)

  • When lodging an application for a Plumbing Permit to Council please refer to the attached Schedule 2 of the Director of Building Control’s Specified List.Documents specified in Schedule 2 of the Director of Building Control’s Specified List 3 Copies.

or;

  • If submitted with an Application for Building Permit (Form 2) 1 Copy,
  • Self exemption or CCW fromSouthern Water.

Application for Special Plumbing Permit (Form 3A)

Refer to the “Domestic On-Site Wastewater Systems (Septic Tank/AWTS)” Council Information Pack for details.

Owner Builder Statement (Statutory Declaration) Section 24 (Form 34)

Should you wish to be an owner builder please refer to the “Owner-Builder Guidelines” published by Workplace Standards Tasmania (publication number GB147) or http://www.justice.tas.gov.au/licensing_and_accreditation/owner_builders

AN IMPORTANT NOTE:

A Building Permit cannot be issued before the following permits are issued:

  • Planning Permit
  • Plumbing Permit
  • Special Plumbing Permit (Septic) – if required

Council will only consider the Building, Plumbing & Special Plumbing Permit Applications as being formally lodged on the date that Council issues the Planning Permit.

Standard Building Application Form 2

Certificate Of Plumbing Compliance Form 33

Heating Compliance Form 53

Heating Compliance Form 54

Owner Builder Registration Form 40

Form_3_Plumbing_Permit_Application

Plumbing Start Work Notice Form 60

SPP For An On-Site Wastewater Management System Application – Form 3A

 

 

Council’s Envrionmental Health Officer is responsible for carrying out the duties and functions as required by the Food Act 2003 and associated Food Standards Code Of Australia.

Businesses that prepare and sell food are registered in Council’s database and regular inspections are carried out to ensure compliance with the Code.

Glamorgan Spring Bay Council Envrionmental Health By-Law

Domestic Noise Brochure

 

Caravans

Caravan Licence Application 2016-2017

Caravan Remission Application 2017-2018

Food

Food Business Notification Application

Guidelines for Temporary Food Stalls

Temporary Food Business Application

Place Of Assembly

Place of Assembly Application Form

Smoke Free Management Plan

Smoke Free Public Events – A Guide for Event Organisers 2016

Temporary Occupancy Permit Application

Specific Events Procedure

Immunisations

Council administers an effective immunisation service for the Community, which involves consultation and communication with schools and the Community.

Adult & Child Immunisation Schedule March 2016

ATSI Adult & Child Immunisation Schedule March 2016

Target Influenza Immunisation Schedule January 2016

http://www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/peh/immunisation

Water

Keeping Your Raw Water Supply Safe

Guidelines For Private Water Suppliers

Supplier of Private Water Application

Supplier of Private Water Renewal Application

Guidelines For Water Carriers

Water Carrier Renewal Application form

 

Please feel free to contact Jill Dabrowski on 03 6256 4763 with any enquiry you may have.

Planning Approval Process

One of Glamorgan Spring Bay Councils core responsibilities is to regulate the use and development of the land in its municipal area. The planning approval process regulates ‘use’ and ‘development’ of land by assessing proposals against the Glamorgan Spring Bay Interim Planning Scheme 2015.

  • View the Planning Scheme
  • The Glamorgan Spring Bay Interim Planning Scheme 2015 took effect on 5th August 2015 and can be accessed online through the iplan website by clicking here.  If you have difficulties using iplan please review the iplan help page here.
  • A feature of iplan that is extremely useful is the online planning enquiry which can be assessed by clicking here.  The enquiry will provide information on the zone of the property, and any overlays that apply as well as providing links to the scheme text and to www.thelist.tas.gov.au, which has a range of useful information.
  • This site has a useful help section if you have difficulties navigating the site.

In particular the Planning Authority (Council) will examine the impact that the proposed development or use will have on the surrounding area. You need to submit a Development Application to obtain a Planning Permit (also known as planning approval) from Glamorgan Spring Bay Council whenever you want to;

  • undertake building works
  • make alterations to a building
  • change the use of a building (such as from a house to a short term holiday accommodation or outbuilding to dwelling)
  • undertake land clearing
  • excavate land or place fill or construct an access
  • erect signage
  • make other modifications to a building or land
  • subdivide land

Almost all building works will require planning approval first. All use and development exempt from requiring Planning Approval is listed in the Planning Scheme under the following sections:-

  • 5.0         General Exemptions or
  • 6.0         limited Exemptions.

If your proposal is not listed you will require planning approval.

However you should always contact the Council to find out whether you need planning approval for any use or development you might be considering. Council will also give you advice on the information you will need to provide.

How long does planning approval take?

Legislation requires Councils to process applications within a maximum timeframe depending on the type of application. A discretionary application (S57 / requires advertising) must be assessed within a 42 day timeframe and a permitted application (S58 / does not require advertising) must be assessed within a 28 day timeframe. Some applications in residential areas have a No Permit Required status and are assessed within 7 days. These timeframes are the maximum amount of time Council’s has, however, the processing times varies depending on;

  • The complexity of the application;
  • Whether all the necessary information has been provided at the beginning. If further information is requested by Council the “clock” will stop and restart once the request for further information has been satisfied.

The applicant must be informed by Council of their decision within 7 days of the permit being granted and an applicant has the right to appeal any conditions on the permit. Further information on appealing Council decisions can obtained from the Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal website www.rmpat.tas.gov.au

The Planning Process – When do I need a Planning Permit?

Planning Permits are required for any Use or Development.  The Use Tables for each zone state which types of Use or Development are classified No Permit Required, Permitted, Discretionary or Prohibited.

The five classification types: Exempt, No Permit Required, Permitted, Discretionary and Prohibited are explained below:

General Exemptions & Limited Exemptions:

Section 5 and 6 of the Planning Scheme lists the types of Use or Development that are exempt from requiring a Planning Permit. However, it is important to note that building, plumbing or other approvals may be required from Council. If you consider that an exemption applies and would like that confirmed, please contact Council.

Any other Use or Development requires assessment against the Scheme to determine if the development is classified No Permit Required, Permitted, Discretionary or Prohibited.

No Permit Required:

No Permit Required Use or Development means that the proposed Use or Development complies with the relevant provisions of the Planning Scheme and does not require a Planning Permit. Planning assessment is still required and plans and application form must be lodged with Council to confirm and record as a “No Permit Required”. Often a house in the General Residential and Low Density Residential Zones can be considered No Permit Required if they comply with all the development standards of the Planning Scheme.

Permitted Use or Development:

A Permitted Use or Development means that an application must be lodged with Council for a Planning Permit and ultimately Council must approve the application providing that all the relevant standards of the Planning Scheme are complied with.

Discretionary Use or Development:

A Discretionary Use or Development requires a planning application to be lodged with Council. The discretionary application can either be approved with or without conditions or refused by Council. Discretionary applications are required to be advertised for 14 days during which time the application is on public display and written representations can be lodged to Council on the proposal. This advertising period also requires Council to place an advertisement in a newspaper, erect a sign on the property boundary and send letters to the adjoining property owners.

Prohibited Use or Development:

A Prohibited Use or Development means that a particular Use or Development cannot be undertaken in a zone as stipulated in the Use Tables for each zone. Applications can also become prohibited if certain provisions of the Scheme are not complied with.

How to interpret acceptable solutions and performance criteria

Each Planning scheme standard will have acceptable solutions and performance criteria. They are alternate ways to meet the standard. Acceptable solutions are measurable while performance criteria are subjective. If your development does not met an applicable acceptable solution, it will be discretionary and assessed against the performance criteria. In some cases the planning scheme will state ‘no acceptable solutions’ or ‘no performance criteria’ which determines the pathway through the scheme.

Extension of Time:

Sometimes it is not possible for Council to make a determination on a planning application within the stipulated timeframe and as such Council is required to request an extension of time from the applicant. This extension of time request is generally negotiated with the applicant and both parties must agree in writing.

How does Council make its decision?

When Council is considering a planning application it is acting in its role as a planning authority.

Applications that are permitted or discretionary application that do not receive representations are assessed under delegation.

Council Meetings

Applications are taken to Council Meetings when a discretionary application receives representations to the proposal, or if an application is recommended for refusal. At the Council Meeting a report and recommendation will be tabled to the Councillors and the Councillors will make the determination on the proposal.

Notification of the Decision:

Council will notify the applicant and representor/s, if applicable, in writing within seven days of the decision being determined.

Planning Appeals:

The applicant and or representor/s can lodge an appeal against a condition or a decision to the Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal (RMPAT). Appeals are required to be submitted to RMPAT within 14 days of the decision with the relevant fee.

When does my Planning Permit become valid?

Planning Permits do not become valid until 14 days after the decision has been notified to the applicant and representor/s (if applicable). This 14 day period allows for appeals to be lodged within this timeframe. If there were no representations lodged to a proposal then the applicant may choose to waiver the appeal rights. This means that the Planning Permit becomes valid immediately and the Building Permit can be released subject to relevant planning conditions being complied with and the building assessment being completed. Where an application receives representations to the proposal, the right of appeal cannot be waivered because the representor/s also have the right to lodge an appeal within 14 days. If an appeal is lodged against an application then the Planning Permit does not become valid until the appeal is resolved.

How do I obtain further information?

Council planning officers are available between 8.00am and 5.00pm for assistance Phone 62564777 or email admin@freycinet.ts.gov.au

Development Application for a Planning Permit is the first application that must be made if proposing any development. Page 6 of the Development application form outlines the information that Council may require to be submitted as part of the application. The application may be posted to Glamorgan Spring Bay Council Po Box 6 Triabunna Tas 7190 or emailed to admin@freycinet.ts.gov.au

Development Application Form.

Current advertised Development Applications can be viewed on our website at http://www.gsbc.tas.gov.au/publicArea1/publicnotices, Triabunna Council Offices and Swansea Visitor Information Centre. Coles Bay and Bicheno applications can be view at Coles Bay Post and Bicheno Post Office respectively

Separate applications must be submitted for Building, Plumbing, and Demolition permits. Information on the Building, Plumbing & Demolition procedure can be found on our website at http://www.gsbc.tas.gov.au/page.aspx?u=512 or phone 62564777

 

Useful Links

Tasmanian Planning Commission

www.planning.tas.gov.au

Southern Tasmania Regional Land Use Strategy

stca.tas.gov.au/rpp/southern-tasmania-regional-land-use-strategy

Resource Management Planning Appeals Tribunal

www.rmpat.tas.gov.au/

 

Adopted Structure Plans

Bicheno Structure Plan 2014 Revised

Coles Bay Structure Plan

Swansea Structure Plan

Triabunna Orford Structure Plan 2014 Revised

Development In Areas With Native Vegetation

For more information on what is required if you are proposing clearing any native vegetation for development please refer to the attached Guidelines.

Guidelines For Development In Areas Containing Native Vegetation