The regulation's now define who or what is an owner builder. Generally an owner builder is defined as a person who constructs or renovates a domestic building on his or her own land, who is not in the business of building. Owner builders will not be able to construct units.
Owner builders must obtain a Certificate of Consent from the Building Practitioners Board in order to obtain a building permit to carry out domestic building work valued over $12,000. In doing so the owner builder must ensure they read and understand information on their legal obligation's and responsibilities.
A Certificate of Consent is an individual's written approval to act as an owner-builder on their own land in Victoria.
The Building Permit cannot be issued until the Certificate of Consent has been obtained from the Building Commission.
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.