Build safe properties

There are many things to think about when building and creating great spaces. Below is a little directory to guide you to some helpful official resources.

If you're looking for help in getting permits, start with our when do you need a permit guide.


Future-proof safety when building

  • Balconies decks and balustrades
    Build future-proofed balconies, decks and balustrades to improve its lifespan. Get familiar with the current Building Code of Australia - Balustrade Regulations to assist with your design.
    Balustrade Regulations
    Balustrade Regulations
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  • Smoke alarms
    Smoke alarms are compulsory. They must be installed on or near the ceiling of every storey.
  • Termites
    Our municipality is a declared termite prone area. Get advice on how to build to protect against termites. How do you know if you have termites?

Safety outside

Be sustainable and energy efficient

  • 6 star energy ratings
    Energy efficiency standards apply to all new homes, renovations and extensions. Building permit applications must be reviewed by an approved energy rater to assess compliance with the six star energy rating.
  • Rainwater tanks

Build accessible homes

  • Accessible homes
    Future proof and accommodate the need for easier access in your new home or commercial space.

Safely handle or dispose of building materials

  • Asbestos 
    For information about the management and disposal of asbestos.