Applications and Process

Making an application:
Applications can be lodged electronically, by post or hand delivered between 8am and 4.30pm.

Application checklists are available within the Lodgement Check Sheets page and these outline what documentation is required for your building application. The speed of the building application process is very much determined by the completeness of your application. If you have all the information and documents required then your building application will be fast tracked.

If you are lodging a number of applications, we are happy to meet with you and work together to facilitate your documentation and eliminate the scope for unnecessary delays.

Lodging an application:
Post: PO Box 5503, Mackay MC QLD 4741
Deliver: 48 Gingham Street, Glenella (between 8 am – 4.30 pm)

Lodgement process:

1. Lodgement
When your application is lodged at our office, our staff immediately pre- assess it to check for commonly required documents or information that may be missing. This check should not be considered a full assessment; the purpose of the ‘preliminary-check’ is to identify any obvious missing information or documents which could delay your approval.

2. Assessment by Building Certifier
Your application is then assessed by our professional building surveyors who ensure that your application is compliant with the Building Code of Australia, Integrated Planning Act and relevant Australian standards. Further information may be requested if there is insufficient information to grant an approval.

3. Issue of a Building Permit
Once all required documentation is received and the assessment is complete, a Building Permit or Development Decision Notice is issued by the building certifier. You are not permitted to begin work until the permit / approval has been issued. CBAS will then inform the applicant that the building permit is ready for collection.

Building work is generally required to start within 6 months and to be completed within 12 months from the date of the approval. This time may be extended by making an application to the building certifier prior to the expiration time of the permit.

4. Inspections
The building permit will state which inspections the building certifier has requested. Once you have reached each stage, you are required to book an inspection, which will be attended by one of our building inspectors.

When you are ready to book your inspection please fax your ‘Request for Inspection’ form, or call our office, or email your booking, before 3.30pm, 24 hours prior to your preferred inspection time.