building applications and approvals
You are working for a builder company and have been assigned a task to
prepare all documentations for planning and building permit for a residential
project shown in Appendix A from Maribyrnong City Council.
You are to follow the following process in different stages:
Stage 1: Planning
- Identify the different stages of application
- Determine level and type of information and
documentation needed for the application through council website or necessary
consultation with external specialist such as Building Surveyor.
- Develop all necessary plan for application
considering council requirements and client needs.
- Consult with external specialist (i.e.
building surveyors, quantity surveyors and site surveyors, geotechnical
and environmental specialists, structural, mechanical and electrical
engineers) for certification of documents.
Stage 2: Preparation and lodgement
- Prepare all necessary paper works with
supporting documents (i.e. specialist's reports, working drawings, plans
and specifications) and check for compliance with the council
- Analyse the impact of planning application on
range of stakeholders (i.e. clients, employees/staff, existing tenants,
finance providers, interest groups, local community, neighbours.) and
maximise likelihood of the support for the application by undertaking
- Lodge the application through submitting the
all necessary and supporting documents.
- Check the application status at appropriate
intervals to ensure continuing progress.
A week after submission of the applications, now the client wants to
include a swimming pool in the backyard of the proposed house. You are to amend
the Building Permit application by preparing all the necessary documentation
and following ensuring that the correct version of plans is submitted to the
During the process of you need consider the following issues and
i. The Zones,
Overlays and Particular Provisions as described in Maribyrnong Planning Scheme.
ii. The requirements
shown Appendix B (Clause 52 and 54, Maribyrnong Planning Scheme).
iii. The provision
for on-site car parking complies with Clause 52.06 of Maribyrnong
neighbourhood and site description, as described in Clause 55.01 of the
Maribyrnong Planning Scheme.
v. A design response
as described in Clause 55.01-2 of the Maribyrnong Planning Scheme.
vi. Relevant issues
from Building Act. 1993, Building Regulations 2018 and National Construction
vii. Planning &
Building Permit application fee requirements.
after reviewing the application the Building Authority rejected for the
- Not fulfilling the setback requirements as front
setback of the neighbour house is not matching with the front setback the
- Not comply with the Energy Efficiency
provisions in the National Construction Code (NCC).
- Not fulfilling the requirements, the
properties of founding soil (site class & bearing capacity).
In this task you are to review the outcomes and analyse the provision of
appeal or resubmission. You are to follow the process shown below:
- Assess the outcomes of the application
determine its impact on the project.
- Negotiate minor amendments with client,
organisation and approval authority requirements.
- Rejected submissions are analysed to determine
likely success of an appeal or a resubmission, and course of action is
determined with the client.