Alteration permits

You can apply for an alteration permit for minor changes to an existing non-conforming use or building.

Before you apply

An alteration permit can only be considered if the changes you are proposing meet all the following criteria: 

  • do not change the existing building or use by more than 5% 
  • do not increase the number of dwellings 
  • do not affect the amenity of the area.

If you are not sure whether your proposal can be considered as an application for alteration permit contact Development Assessment Services or book a meeting with a planner.

How to apply 

Follow these steps to apply for an alteration permit:

Step 1. Fill in an alteration permit form (72.4 kb)

Step 2. Submit your completed form to a Development Assessment Services office in person, by email or by fax.

Step 3. Pay the fee. To find out how to and how much you will need to pay, read about development and planning fees and forms: in person and email services.

Application process

After submission, your alteration application follows this process:

  1. Council or local authorities and service authorities are notified of the application.
  2. Development Assessment Services prepare a technical assessment and report to the consent authority. A copy is provided to you.
  3. The consent authority considers your application and decides to consent, alter or refuse your application.

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Last updated: 15 August 2017