BUilding services

All construction works are required to have a building permit to carry out works.  The Town of East Fremantle uses the services of a part-time Sub Contractor Building Surveyor.

Council’s Regulatory Services Department provides information and technical advice on Building Matters. 

Applying for a Building Permit 

To go to the Information Sheet, please click here

Anyone can apply for a building permit, the owner, builder, designer, building surveyor or any other person.  The applicant provides details of the person responsible for the work, ie the builder in the application form.  The builder takes responsibility for ensuring the construction complies with the applicable building standards and the provisions in the building permit. An application can be made for a building or one or more stages of a building. There are two types of building permit applications, “Certified” and “Uncertified”.

Application Forms 

To download application forms relating to the Building Department, please click here.

Please note all forms are updated by the Building Commission.

Owner/Builder

Should you wish to be an Owner/Builder, you need to apply to the Building Commission.  We suggest that you contact the Building Commission to determine if you can qualify.  Please visit the Building Commission website for more information.

https://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/publications/becoming-owner-builder

Infrastructure Bonds

Payment of an Infrastructure Bond is required for all Building Permits issued.  The bond is $1,500 per property or $2,000 if the property is located on a corner lot.

The bond is refundable upon completion of works and restoration of all Council property prior to application.  To apply for the bond refund a Bond Refund Request Form is to be completed and submitted with a Notice of Completion BA7 Form.

Please note Council will undertake a site inspection prior to Council approval to refund the bond.

BOND REFUND REQUEST FORM

NOTICE OF COMPLETION BA7 FORM

Materials on Verge

During building works you may wish to store materials on your verge.  A storage plan needs to be submitted with this application along with a form. 

Minimum fee of $100 or $1.00 per m² per month, whichever is the greater fee.   Permit is valid for three months.

Skip Bin Permit

If you require a Skip Bin on site at any time not just during building construction you can apply for a permit.  The permit Fee is $48.00.

Development Fee Calculators (as from 1 July 2018)

Planning & Building Fee Calculator (Excel)

Unauthorised Works Calculator

Dividing Fences

https://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/building-commission/dividing-fences-0

Useful Links

https://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/building-commission

https://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/worksafeWorksafe

https://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/building-commission/building-services-levy

https://bcitf.org/

https://www0.landgate.wa.gov.au/docvault.nsf/web/PS_STPM/$file/1129-Guide-to-Strata-Titles-online.pdf

https://www0.landgate.wa.gov.au/titles-and-surveys/strata-reform