New levy requirements
January 08, 2020
From 1 January 2020 an additional building permit levy component to fund cladding rectification work will apply to building work in metropolitan areas with a cost of works of $800,000 or more and a building classification of 2 to 8 under the National Construction Code. This will apply to building permit applications accepted by building surveyors on or after 1 January 2020.
The additional levy does not apply to stand-alone houses or other class 1 buildings.
A Class 1 Building is a domestic or residential building – single, standalone single houses and horizontally attached houses, such as terrace houses, row houses or townhouses and includes two sub classifications:
- Class 1a – a single dwelling or one of a group of attached dwellings, e.g. a terrace house
- Class 1b – a boarding house, guest house or hostel with a floor area less than 300 m2
For further information, please call 1300 650 620 to speak to the Building Services team.