A renovation or extension is a great way to get the space you need in your family home without having to move, and finally get the home of your dreams.
In some cases, your new renovation or extension may need Council approval, and can be required to comply with State Environmental Planning Policy.
But how do you know if your renovation or extension requires approval?
Here’s a good rule of thumb: if you’re doing internal renovations that don’t require any structural changes, or undertaking cosmetic renovations that change the look of your home, then you likely won’t need Council approval. So things like remodelling your kitchen, redoing your bathroom, or retiling your floors, likely don’t need approval.
But many alterations and additions involve larger structural renovations. Activities such as removing walls, or adding an extension to the back of your house, will most certainly need Council approval, and you may need to apply for a Complying Development Certificate or Development Application.
At CIVAC, we can help you determine whether or not your new addition needs Council approval in the first place, and work with you to take the headache out of obtaining approval from your local Council. We streamline the process, and manage it for you, so you can avoid the stress and uncertainty that comes with undertaking it yourself.
Here’s how we work with you to receive approval for your renovations or extensions.