Local Government Services Explained
development is a single story dwelling, double storey or an entire apartment
building, we can help. We can also
assist with commercial developments.
Need help with assessments of smaller structures, such as your
patio or shed, no problem, IQ Building Surveyors are here to help.
Certificate of Design Compliance
certificate lets your local government know that a qualified building surveyor
has certified your design and plans as complying with the Building Code of
Compliance with the Building Code of Australia can mean the
difference between your project moving forward quickly or coming to a complete
stand still. IQ Building Surveyors will
see your plans through the compliance process, providing a thorough assessment against
the Building Code of Australia.
Building Application documentation
When a building application is submitted complete, most local governments
will grant approval within the day of assessment. Don’t waste precious time of your project’s
schedule with incorrect application documentation. IQ Building Surveyors have close to a decade
of experience working within local government building departments assessing
thousands of applications, so you can be confident the experienced team at IQ
know what should and should not be included with your application.
Residential Design Codes variation application
build something a little different?
Worried you’ll never get approved?
The team at IQ Building Surveyors have significant experience with
several local governments assessing and approving applications for variations
to the Residential Design Codes (R-Codes).
The team at
IQ Building Surveyors will interpret the R-codes, and ensure your plans either
comply with it, or we will write adequate justification for any variation to
With our knowledge and expertise, your
variation application will be assessed by your Council taking into account all
information and a thorough justification.
Experience of staff at IQ Building Surveyors has led to
assisting with the WA Planning Commission during the review of the R-Codes.
Organizing Planning Application documentation
With a wealth of experience within local government, and unique
insight into interpreting local Town Planning Schemes, the qualified team at IQ
Building Surveyors will ensure your plans comply, or assist with justifying
variations to the Scheme.
With insight and knowledge, planning applications can be
progressed through local government quickly and easily.
Managing all required council approvals
Without knowledge and experience,
achieving council approval can become constantly out of reach. The staff at IQ Building Surveyors has close
to a decade of experience working with local governments across the State. Staff will identify the necessary council
approvals for your project early, to ensure a quicker overall turnaround time
for your development.
IQ Building Surveyors will ensure all
required information is submitted with your project applications to all
relevant authorities, ensuring approval for your development is dealt with in a
Whether you’re the buyer or the seller of a home, it’s important
to ensure all information is available during a property transaction, including
details of approved structures for residential or commercial development.
IQ Building Surveyors can assist sellers to ensure all details
are revealed within a Property Report avoiding future legal action; and assist
the buyer to learn in-depth detail of the property, so they know what they are
paying for, including full details of all structures on the property and their
Our comprehensive Property
Report can be generated quickly and easily to ensure all property transactions
are transparent with details of unapproved structures and the approvals
required prior to settlement.
Swimming pool barrier compliance report
Over recent years the
deaths and near-drownings of children in private swimming pools have made it
necessary to increase the regulations for pool fencing. In the event of an
accident, pool owners can be liable for criminal charges.
The team at IQ
Building Surveyors has significant experience approving building applications
for swimming pools for local governments across the State.
of a swimming pool and safety barrier, local governments will send a pool
inspector to assess whether the barrier complies with legislation. Staff at IQ Building Surveyors has significant
experience with assessments for hundreds of pool fences, and you can be
confident your pool and fencing will meet with legislation the first time
IQ Building Surveyor
staff will meet you on site to discuss fencing options before installation,
saving you time and money.
Tailor made service packages or combined services
Whether you require a combination of our services or a tailor
made package to meet your unique requirements, IQ Building Surveyors can help
see you through the local government approval process. Don’t see your project stop altogether due to
the often complicated local government process.