Practice Note: Categories G to O

General (currently under Review)

PN-01 - Multi-Storey Residential Buildings - Domestic Warranty Insurance Exception

This Practice Note is currently under review

Under Review

GE-03 Guarantees and Bonds

This Practice Note provides guidance on guarantees or bonds that may apply to the issuing of a building permit in accordance with Building Regulations 2018 (the Regulations).

The context below provides guidance on:

  • Guarantees and bonds
  • What is the maximum guarantee or bond amount
  • Refund of guarantee or bond
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GE-04 Definition of Building

This Practice Note provides guidance on definition of building under the Building Act 1993.

The context below provides guidance on:

  • The types of structures that share regarded as ‘buildings’ to which the Act and the Regulations apply
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PN-30: Classification of Residential Care Buildings

This Practice Note is currently under review

Under Review

PN-37: Fire Related Performance Solutions

This Practice Note is currently under review

Under Review

PN-64: Determining a Building Classification

This Practice Note is currently under review

Under Review

GE-06 Classification of buildings used for farming UPDATED

This Practice Note provided guidance on correctly classifying farm buildings and applying concessions,  and guidance on:

  • Building classifications
  • Farm building or farm shed concessions
  • Council exemptions
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GE-08 Small Live Music Venues UPDATED

This Practice Note provides guidance on the building classification for small live music venues and classification of small live music venues,

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Mandatory Notifications & Inspections

MI-01: Mandatory Notification Stages and Inspection of Building Work

This Practice Note provides guidance to practitioners on the requirements for the mandatory inspection of building work during construction, and:

  • Mandatory Inspection Requirements
  • Role of the RBS
  • Role of the Building Inspector
  • Role of the Builder
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MN-01: Notifying Council of Building Work and RBS Appointment

This Practice Note provides guidance on notifying council of building work and the appointment of the relevant building surveyor (RBS), and:

  • Notifying Council of PBS appointment - Section 80
  • Lodgement of building permit documents - Section 30
  • Approved checklist
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Notices & Orders

NO-01: Building Notices and Building Orders

This Practice Note provides guidance on building notices and building orders, and:

  • Role and responsibilities of Building Surveyors
  • Serving of Building Notice, Building Order and Emergency Order
  • Building Notices
  • Building Orders
  • Non-compliance with Building Orders
  • Emergency Orders
  • Appeals
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NO-02: Directions to Fix Building Work

This Practice Note provides guidance on formal and procedural matters relating to directions to fix building work, and:

  • The direction to fix building work process
  • Oral and written directions to fix building work
  • Role of the owner
  • Appealing a direction to fix building work
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Owner Builders (Updated)

OB-01: Certificate of consent (NEW Updated)

This Practice Note provides guidance on requirements for persons wanting to undertake domestic building work on their own land as an owner-builder.

The content below provides guidance on:

  • Owner-builder requirements
  • Certificate of consent
  • Responsibilities of the owner-builder
  • Responsibilities of builder and trade contractors
  • Relevant Building Surveyor responsibilities
  • On-selling land owned by an owner builder
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