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Help with planning advice

Building and planning can be time-consuming and complicated and it can be hard work trying to keep up with local councils and government departments.

HIA’s Planning Services team can answer members’ questions about working with councils, getting your development approval, getting approvals from state government departments and rules about houses, dual occupancies, townhouses and villas, residential apartments and subdivisions.

Environmental issues

We can also help with questions about environmental management issues like threatened species, native vegetation, sea level rise, bushfire management, sediment and erosion control and waste management.

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