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Building and planning help

When there’s a problem or question around a project - whether it’s in the design, planning, building or construction stage - it’s important to get things sorted sooner than later. HIA’s Building and Planning Services staff work across Australia to help members understand rules and regulations, approval processes, councils and governments, and manage product defects or disputes if they occur.

Getting building approval

Expert help on building and planning requirements, necessary approvals, inspections, licences and fees. More

Choosing products wisely

Information on using materials and products that will last the test of time, and what to do if they don’t. More

Australian building codes

Updates and info about the latest Building Code of Australia (BCA) requirements. More

Help with planning advice

Help dealing with local councils, DAs, government, and rules about different occupancies and sub-divisions. More