Interactive Buildings – Free tool to assess approval requirements

Have you ever wondered what you can or cannot do to your property without approval from your local council? The works that can be done without approval are often called exempted development. Now there is a new and free tool developed by NSW government to simplify the process called the Interactive Buildings tool.

The common exempted activities that can be carried out around your home are as follows:

  • Internal building alterations
  • Fences and walls
  • Balconies and decks
  • Air conditioning units
  • Doors and windows
  • Carports and driveways
  • Demolition
  • Aerials
  • Solar energy systems
  • Swimming pools
  • Skylights
  • Garden sheds and greenhouses
  • Signs

The Interactive Building tool helps you to:

  • identify the criteria for each of the exempted development category, and if these developments are allowed on your property
  • identify whether restrictions apply, for example it can recognize whether your property is prone to flooding, or if it is in a bushfire prone, heritage conservation area, etc.

Here is link to the useful tool INTERACTIVE BUILDINGS

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