Building A New House
Jun 08, 2007 4:42 pm
I am going to demolish my old house and build a new one on the same block. I contacted my council (Bayside, VIC) and was told that I need to apply for a town planning permit along with the building permit since our area is in the special building overlay (mainly because the flooding overlay). Any idea on how long will it take to get the town planing permit. Do I apply for this permit and demolition permit after I get the preliminary contract but before the contact?
Also I was told by some builder that I need to have deeper footing (high level slab) for the new house since the land will be destroied after I demolish the old house. Is that necessary? If it is, I would like to hear from the people who have the same situation that how much you spent on the site cost. My block is relative flat but has an easement on one side which requires at least 1.8m empty space. This should be not a issue since our council requires at least 2m side setback.
Thank you for your any comment.
Re: Town planning permit and site cost on demolished land2
Jun 08, 2007 4:59 pm
The time to get your planning permit will vary heaps....ours took about 80 days...but will depend on how complex the application is, overlays, how busy the council is, how well prepared your application is...etc. They are supposed to process them in 60 days.....but ive never heard of anyone getting one that quick!!
Built Porter Davis "Dromana" 2007.
Re: Town planning permit and site cost on demolished land3
Jun 08, 2007 5:11 pm
Our was complex because we are going to build in a very green protected area with a certain character. We also do not have a builder with experience with such.
Ours took around 7 to 8 months but 4 of that was redoing the application to meet all the councils demands.
Just note that these things can stretch out and council may not approve your application. They are much stricter in an existing area. VCAT is your friend.
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