There are various approvals and inspections required for:
You may need approvals for:
- works that may have significant environmental or heritage impact
- unit titling
- changing a concessional lease
- changing a Crown lease
- designated areas under the control of the National Capital Authority (NCA)
You should also seek approvals for these other works.
Work to existing trees over a certain size requires development approval.
If you propose to remove or lop a significant tree you need to make an application for tree damaging activity to Transport Canberra and City Services.
Find out more about trees on private property.
If you are constructing a new driveway, adding a second driveway or modifying an existing driveway, you will need approval from Transport Canberra and City Services.
Verges or nature strips
Work that will impact on an existing nature strip or verge requires a Verge Management Plan through Transport Canberra and City Services.
For construction or modifications in the vicinity of stormwater easements, you will need approval from Transport Canberra and City Services.
If demolition, excavation and construction works will generate more than 20 m³ of waste, you will need to submit a waste management and demolition plan.
Apply through Transport Canberra and City Services.
You may need approval or to comply with certain restrictions when building a fence.
Find out more about fences.
Pools and spas
Swimming pools and spas, as well as fencing and barriers, may require building approval depending on certain exemptions.
Find out about swimming pool and spa construction.
Contact us for more information.