Everybody needs to be a good neighbour when you plan to build
Monday March 31 2014
Everybody needs good neighbours, particularly if you plan to build or renovate your home.
The Victorian Building Authority says that neighbours have rights when it comes to building and renovations.
Chief Executive Officer Prue Digby said under Victorian and local council laws, people have rights that protect them from inappropriate development and nuisance from a neighbour's building work.
"Keeping your neighbours informed about your building and renovations can help avoid problems before, during and after you've built," she said.
In Victoria, neighbours are entitled to view any planning permit documentation that is advertised for the purpose of the planning permit application. Local councils manage this process.