Your Building Permit will lapse if one of the following occurs:
- The work is not commenced by the required start date as shown on your permit. This is 1 year from the date the permit was issued. Before the Commence by date, we are required to carry out an initial inspection.
- The work is not completed by the completion date as shown on your permit.
You may apply for an extension of time for the project, provided you lodge the application with us before the permit lapses. The fees for an extension of time to a Building Permit are:
- 3 months – $440 inc GST
- 6 months – $880 inc GST
- 12 months – $1,760 inc GST
If you allow the permit to lapse, a new application and application fee will be required in order to renew the permit.