This section provides information on requirements for demolition of buildings or part of buildings.
Demolition is where all or part of a building is removed and the area of the building exceeds 40m2 and does not form part of a Building Permit in relation to renovations or additions. Removal can be for proposed development or additions to an existing building. As a land-owner you have a statutory obligation to advise the City of any additions or alterations to a building where no exemption applies.
All demolition applications require the following:
- Site plan at a scale of no less than 1:200 showing the lot size and location of all buildings, with the building(s) to be demolished clearly defined.
- Application form to be signed by the applicant and owner
- Where the demolition is required under WorkSafe to be carried out by a licensed contractor, the registration number of the contractor needs to be included.
Under WorkSafe legislation, a licensed contractor is necessary when there is asbestos on site or because of the size of the demolition. More information can be obtained at
Verge damage bond
All demolition applications require a verge damage bond deposit to be paid. The current bond is $550, which includes a $110 verge inspection fee and $440 bond deposit.