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BUILDING REGULATIONS 2006 (SR NO 68 OF 2006)


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

   PART 1--PRELIMINARY

           Division 1--Introduction

   101.    Objectives  
   102.    Authorising provisions  
   103.    Commencement  
   104.    Revocation  
   105.    Definitions  
   106.    Use of BCA terms  
   107.    Numerical values  
   108.    Use of buildings  

           Division 2--Building Code of Australia

   109.    Building Code of Australia  
   110.    Accreditation authority  
   111.    Certificates under the BCA  
   112.    Classification of buildings  
   113.    Fire performance requirements—alternative solutions  

   PART 2--OWNER BUILDERS

   201.    Information to be contained in application for certificate of consent  
   202.    Application fee for certificate of consent  
   203.    Information to be contained in certificate of consent  
   204.    Register of certificates of consent  

   PART 3--BUILDING PERMITS

           Division 1--Applications

   301.    Applications for building permits  
   302.    Application for permit to construct building  
   303.    Application for permit to alter an existing building  
   304.    Application for permit to demolish or remove building  
   305.    Additional information to accompany application for permit to construct or alter  
   306.    Exemption for stage of building work  
   307.    Time limits—applications for building permits  

           Division 2--Reporting Authorities

   308.    Prescribed reporting authorities and prescribed matters  
   309.    Requirements for permits involving fire safety matters  
   310.    Report and consent for building over easements  
   311.    Report concerning need for electricity sub-stations  
   312.    Maximum fees for report and consent  

           Division 3--Building Permits

   313.    Issue of building permit  
   314.    Building surveyor to provide copy of permit  
   315.    Commencement and completion of work  
   316.    Applicant to make documents, permit available  
   317.    Provision and display of permit information  
   318.    Owner to notify change of owner or builder  

           Division 4--Duties of Building Surveyor

   319.    Documents to be given to council  
   320.    Lodgement fees  
   321.    Building permit levies  
   322.    Permit details  
   323.    Guarantees and bonds  

           Division 5--Duties of Council

   324.    Period that documents must be kept  
   325.    Council to make documents available  
   326.    Requests for information  
   327.    Fees for requests for information  

   PART 4--SITING

           Division 1--Introduction

   401.    Application  
   402.    Definitions  
   403.    References to planning schemes  
   404.    What is an existing building?  
   405.    What is a single dwelling?  
   406.    Exception concerning approved building envelopes  

           Division 2--Single Class 1 Buildings and Associated Class 10 Buildings

   407.    Application of Division  
   408.    Maximum street setback  
   409.    Minimum street setbacks  
   410.    Building height  
   411.    Site coverage  
   412.    Permeability  
   413.    Car parking  
   414.    Side and rear setbacks  
   415.    Walls on boundaries  
   416.    Daylight to existing habitable room windows  
   417.    Solar access to existing north-facing windows  
   418.    Overshadowing of recreational private open space  
   419.    Overlooking  
   420.    Daylight to habitable room windows  
   421.    Private open space  

           Division 3--Siting of Class 10a buildings

   422.    Siting of Class 10a buildings  

           Division 4--Class 10b Buildings

   423.    Application of Division  
   424.    Front fence height  
   425.    Fence setbacks from side and rear boundaries  
   426.    Fences on or within 150mm of side or rear boundaries  
   427.    Fences on street alignments  
   428.    Fences and daylight to windows in existing dwelling  
   429.    Fences and solar access to existing north-facing habitable room windows  
   430.    Fences and overshadowing of recreational private open space  
   431.    Masts, poles etc.  

   PART 5--ALLOTMENTS AND PROJECTIONS

           Division 1--Allotments

   501.    Application  
   502.    Combined allotments  
   503.    Subdivision of existing buildings  

           Division 2--Projections

   504.    Projections beyond the street alignment  
   505.    Architectural features  
   506.    Windows and balconies  
   507.    Verandahs  
   508.    Sunblinds and awnings  
   509.    Service pipes and rainwater heads  
   510.    Window shutters  
   511.    Signs  
   512.    Service cabinet doors  
   513.    Report and consent required  
   514.    Footings adjoining boundaries are permissible  

           Division 3--Buildings Above or Below Certain Public Facilities

   515.    Buildings above or below certain public facilities  

   PART 6--BUILDING WORK

           Division 1--General Provisions

   601.    Testing of materials  
   602.    Protection of adjoining property  
   603.    Exceptions to carrying out protection work  
   604.    Protection of the public  
   605.    Excavations  
   606.    Retaining walls  
   607.    Demolition  
   608.    Alterations to buildings  
   609.    Alterations affecting exits and paths to exits  
   610.    Storm water drainage  

           Division 2--Special Provisions

   611.    Extension of non-complying external wall  
   612.    Record of pile-driving  
   613.    Branding of timber  

   PART 7--BUILDING WORK--SAFETY REQUIREMENTS

           Division 1--Existing Swimming Pools and Spas

   701.    Definition of owner  
   702.    Application of this Division  
   703.    Requirement for barriers  
   704.    Requirements for doors or gates  
   705.    Requirements for windows in walls used as barriers  

           Division 2--Fire Safety in Certain Existing Residential Buildings

   706.    Definition of owner  
   707.    Self contained smoke alarms  
   708.    Residential care buildings—automatic fire sprinkler systems  
   709.    Hard-wired smoke alarms or detection system  
   710.    Shared accommodation buildings—automatic sprinkler systems  

   PART 8--BUILDING WORK IN SPECIAL AREAS

   801.    Septic tank systems  
   802.    Flood areas  
   803.    Termite risk areas  
   804.    Designated bushfire prone areas  
   805.    Alpine areas  
   806.    Designated land or works  
   807.    Designated special areas—mapping  

   PART 9--INSPECTIONS NOTICES AND ORDERS

   901.    Mandatory notification stages for inspection  
   902.    Availability and keeping of directions  
   903.    Emergency orders  
   904.    Building notice  
   905.    Building orders  
   906.    Amendment or cancellation of a building order  

   PART 10--OCCUPANCY PERMITS AND CERTIFICATES OF FINAL INSPECTION

   1001.   Application of Part  
   1002.   Application for occupancy permit  
   1003.   Reporting authorities for occupancy permit  
   1004.   Time limits  
   1005.   Form of occupancy permit  
   1006.   Form of certificate of final inspection  
   1007.   Display of occupancy permit at approved location  
   1008.   Approved location for display of permit  
   1009.   Owner to make permit available for inspection  
   1010.   Keeping of occupancy permit records  
   1011.   Change of use  
   1012.   Information to be supplied to council  
   1013.   Documents to be given to council  
   1014.   Prescribed time to give council other documents  
   1015.   Building surveyor to notify chief officer of issue of certificates of final inspection  

   PART 11--PLACES OF PUBLIC ENTERTAINMENT

   1101.   Application  
   1102.   Prescribed classes  
   1103.   Occupancy permit applications for prescribed places of public entertainment made to Commission  
   1104.   Prescribed temporary structures  
   1105.   Conditions of use  
   1106.   Structural design of structures  

   PART 12--MAINTENANCE OF BUILDINGS AND PLACES OF PUBLIC ENTERTAINMENT

           Division 1--Maintenance of Essential Safety Measures

              Subdivision 1--Maintenance of Essential Safety Measures in Buildings and Places of
              Public Entertainment

   1201.   Application of this Subdivision  
   1202.   Definitions  
   1203.   Maintenance requirements for essential safety measures when occupancy permit required  
   1204.   Maintenance requirements of essential safety measures in other circumstances  
   1205.   Owner must comply with maintenance determination  
   1206.   Building surveyor may create or update a maintenance schedule  
   1207.   Maintenance schedule and maintenance determination to be available for inspection  
   1208.   Owner must prepare annual report  
   1209.   Contents and form of annual report  
   1210.   Annual reports may be combined  
   1211.   Annual reports and records to be made available  

              Subdivision 2--Maintenance of Essential Safety Measures in Buildings and Places of
              Public Entertainment Constructed before 1 July 1994

   1212.   Application of Subdivision  
   1213.   Definition of essential safety measure in this Subdivision  
   1214.   Owner of building or place constructed before 1 July 1994 must prepare annual report  
   1215.   Contents and form of annual report for building or place constructed before 1 July 1994  
   1216.   Annual reports and records to be made available by owners of buildings constructed before 1 July 1994  
   1217.   Maintenance responsibility of owner of building or place constructed before 1 July 1994  

              Subdivision 3--Maintenance of Exits and Paths of Travel Relating to Buildings or
              Places of Public Entertainment

   1218.   Maintenance of exits by occupiers of buildings or places of public entertainment  

           Division 2--Swimming Pool and Spa Maintenance and Operation

   1219.   Application of this Division  
   1220.   Swimming pool and spa maintenance and operation  

   PART 13--COOLING TOWER SYSTEMS

   1301.   Application to register or renew registration  
   1302.   Registration and renewal fees  
   1303.   Notification of alterations to cooling tower system  
   1304.   Information to be included in the register  

   PART 14--BUILDING PRODUCT ACCREDITATION

           Division 1--General

   1401.   Definitions  
   1402.   Prescribed body to accredit products  

           Division 2--Accreditation by Committee

   1403.   Application of Division  
   1404.   Application for accreditation  
   1405.   Accreditation fees  
   1406.   Certificate of accreditation  
   1407.   Registration of accredited products  
   1408.   Revocation of accreditation  
   1409.   Records  
   1410.   Information in application to remain confidential  
   1411.   Offence to falsely claim product accredited  

   PART 15--BUILDING PRACTITIONERS

   1501.   Definition  
   1502.   Professional standards  
   1503.   Prescribed qualifications and classes  
   1504.   Period for which private building surveyor may not act  
   1505.   Certificates of compliance—proposed building work  
   1506.   Certificates of compliance—building work  
   1507.   Forms of certificates of compliance  
   1508.   Duplicate certificate fee  

   PART 16--BUILDING APPEALS BOARD

   1601.   Appeal periods  
   1602.   Building Appeals Board fees  
   1603.   Additional fees  
   1604.   Fees to be refunded  

   PART 17--INFRINGEMENT NOTICES

   1701.   Application  
   1702.   Authorised officers  
   1703.   Prescribed offences  
   1704.   Form of infringement notices  
   1705.   Prescribed penalties  
   1706.   Payment of prescribed penalty  

   PART 18--EXEMPTIONS

           Division 1--Exemptions for Certain Buildings and Building Work

   1801.   Exemptions from permits  
   1802.   Exemptions from building regulations  
   1803.   Exemption from permit for temporary structures  
   1804.   Exemption for farm buildings  

           Division 2--Exemptions in Relation to Certain Buildings

   1805.   Exemptions relating to building surveyors  
   1806.   Exemption from permit application fees  

           Division 3--Exemptions Relating to Builders of Multi-storey Residential Buildings

   1807.   Definitions  
   1808.   Exemption from required insurance for builder  
   1809.   Exemptions from required insurance for owner-builders  

           Division 4--Exemptions from Registration for Certain Building Practitioners

   1810.   Domestic builders if work less than $5000  
   1811.   Builders of Class 10 buildings  
   1812.   Builders of masts and similar Class 10b structures  
   1813.   Draftsperson doing certain domestic building work  
   1814.   Draftsperson doing certain work for engineer  

   PART 19--GENERAL

   1901.   Approved forms  

   PART 20--TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS

   2001.   Annual essential safety measures reports  
   2002.   Registration of building practitioners not affected by revocation of Building (Interim) Regulations 2005  
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