New pathways to occupy existing and new buildings

The Northern Territory Government has made changes to the Building Act from 1 May 2016 to ensure safer homes and businesses for Territorians.

Two new pathways to occupancy certification have been introduced in addition to the existing occupancy permit

Occupancy certification ensures that a building meets health and safety requirements and can be lived or worked in.

The three different levels of occupancy certification allow for differing levels of compliance with the Building Act and Regulations.

This will make it easier to manage buildings with minor amendments to the building plan, older buildings and multiple buildings on a single building permit.

Read more about occupancy certification.