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Help getting approval to build

You must get a building approval before any building work can start. No two houses are the same. That means every job needs to be designed properly to ensure you can get a building approval.

HIA’s Planning and Building team is made up of planning and building professionals with a range of experience in planning, building and engineering.

We can help you:

  • Understand the requirements for getting planning and development approvals for new homes, renovations, dual occupancy and townhouse developments, subdivisions and more
  • Get help with questions about building approvals and inspections, local government licenses and charges
  • Advise on the approvals needed before building or renovating a home.

Ask the experts

HIA members can contact the Building & Planning Services team in your nearest HIA office or by calling 1300 650 620 or emailing hia_technical@hia.com.au.

Information on building approvals

HIA offers information sheets about the building approval processes to help you ensure your next project is designed correctly. More