Shire of Goomalling

Building & Planning

Permits

Are you building, extending or renovating in Goomalling or doing a demolition?

Contact Linton Thomas, our Building Surveyor, on 0427 413 060 or buildinghealthwa@gmail.com who can help you get your project done legally, safely and efficiently.

A step-by-step guide has been developed to assist you in the planning process, providing guidelines and requirements for construction projects in the Shire of Goomalling. 

Application forms you might need are:

Other information documents related to building and planning can be found in our document centre.

Building guidelines in Bush Fire prone areas

From 8 December 2015, properties that are located in designated bush fire prone areas may require additional assessment of the bush fire risk as part of any planning or building approval processes.

For more information on these, please read the relevant fact sheet by the Building Commission.

Sustainable building and renovating in Goomalling

Australia's guide to environmentally sustainable homes, a joint initiative of the Australian Government and the design and construction industries, was made for people who are are building, buying or renovating. It shows how to design and build a more comfortable home that has less impact on the environment – a home that will also be more economical to run, healthier to live in and adaptable to your changing needs. It has specific information and practical solutions that you can adapt to your budget, climate and lifestyle. It includes design tips for bushfire resistance and adaptable houses that can change with your needs (for example as you age, if you're injured or disabled, or if you just need to add an extension at some point in the future).

The website of the Office of Energy, Government of Western Australia, includes sections on Energy Smart Homes and Energy Smart Business.

In the not-too-distant future you'll need to get a Home Energy Rating done for your house if you want to sell it. You can find assessors at the Association of Building Sustainability Assessors website.

Linton Thomas
Building and Health Surveying Services
Mobile 0427 413 060
Email buildinghealthwa@gmail.com