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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.