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What is the difference between a building permit and a planning permit?

Planning permit is approval granted by local government authority to commence development (based on compliance design documents with local planning policies or town planning scheme and/or bylaws).

Building permits is approval granted by local government authority to commence construction (based on compliance of documentation with BCA).

Who is responsible in Western Australia for the issue of planning permits?

-          The Minister for planning

-          The Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC)

-          State and Administrative Tribunal (SAT) – Independent, reports to Minister

-          Local Government

Refer to www.wapc.wa.gov.au/Plans+and+policies/Publications/1468.aspx

Who is responsible in Western Australia for the issue of building permits?

Local Government