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Planning and building

Building services

If you are thinking about building or renovating you need to talk to the Building Department at Mitchell Shire Council.

Our job is to make sure that buildings meet relevant building and safety standards for owners, occupiers and the general public. We do that by:

  • issuing building permits
  • undertaking mandatory building inspections/enforcement associated with complaints and safety issues
  • distributing advisory building information
  • inspecting swimming pool fencing.

Places of Public Entertainment

Events not organised by community groups, where a fee is charged for entry or that are fenced in or contained in a building, are likely to need a POPE permit. Contact us to check if you require a POPE permit.

Swimming pools safety barriers

Your building surveyor is responsible for assessing the safety of your swimming pool fence.

Your building work may impact Council assets such as easements. Demolition works may require our consent. Other work may require a planning permit. We need to check that proposed work protects passers-by and meets our planning guidelines, and give formal consent to proceed.

Request for property information and documents

Request for a Copy of Building Plans/Documents




Please note:

1. If you are not the owner of the land, you must provide a letter of consent from the owner.

2. In some cases, we may not have any plans related to your property, but the fee is non-refundable, as a search was made regardless.

3. Plan searches normally take 3-5 working days, but can take up to 7 working days

Property Details

Information Requested

Information Requested


I declare this information is accurate to the best of my knowledge.

I acknowledge there may be personal information about others contained in the documents I am applying for. I will not use or disclose this information for any purpose not related to the Building Regulations 2006.

Owner of the land  

Letter of Consent

If you are not the owner of the land, please upload your letter of consent from the owner.

The collection and handling of personal information is conducted in accordance with Council’s Privacy Policy which is displayed on Council’s website and available for inspection at, or collection from, Council’s Customer and Library Service Centres. Please refer to the Privacy Policy for further information about your rights and Council’s obligations.

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