Building Department Overview
The Building Department is predominantly responsible for the delivery of statutory building functions within Baw Baw Shire which essentially comprises the administration of the Building Act 1993 and its associated regulations.
Council’s Municipal Building Surveyor co-ordinates the department and manages these responsibilities by exercising various prescribed and delegated statutory powers that apply to proposed and existing buildings.
The department comprises a small group of staff with a variety of skills and background experiences. Collectively they manage approximately 12 program areas and these programs all share in common a clear objective to protect the life, safety and health of all persons using buildings, land or places within the municipality.
The Building Department deliver the following programs:
- Business administration and policy development
- Customer relations and technical advice
- Building permits
- Essential Safety Measures
- Fire safety inspections
- Occupancy permits
- Places of public entertainment
- Property information
- Report and Consents
- Subdivisions and changes of use
- Swimming pool safety
The peak body for building control in Victoria, which is the Building Commission, publish and make available a large variety of Advisory Notes, Information Brochures and web data. In lieu of replicating many of these documents with our own information sheets, this web site wherever possible, includes links to the Building Commission data Building Commission Website
Baw Baw Shire Council provides the attached document as a courtesy on behalf of The Building Commission. Council can provide access to hard copies of this document. Please call The Building Department on 5624 2557 to arrange a time to view the document at a Council office or to have the document sent to you.