General Compliance Information

FAQ Development & Building Compliance


The most frequently asked questions regarding development and building compliance.

Legislation


Building and compliance legislation including acts and regulations in force.

Neighbour Disputes


Community Justice Centres (CJC) help people resolve their own disputes...

Installing a Rainwater Tank


View the latest compliance requirements before installing a rainwater tank here.

Residential Sewerage Information


Sydney Water has strict guidelines for building near it's sewer mains. Check here...

Swimming Pools & Spas


Register your swimming pool. Also pool and spa safety, fencing, legislation and other advice...

Dividing Fences


Find out here to whether your fence is exempt from the need to obtain development consent...

Fire Safety & Development


Fire safety requirements when development affects an existing building.

Retaining Walls


Is your retaining wall is exempt from the need to obtain development consent?

Owner-builder Assessment Tool


NSW Govt Office Fair Trading - webtool to assist in the owner-builder permit process....

Heritage Properties in North Sydney


View details about development and building compliance for heritage or conservation listed items.

Property Addresssing


Council is responsible for issuing all property addresses in our area alongside Govt guidelines...

Property Maintenance Advice


There are responsibilities in regards to maintaining a property that owners should make themselves aware of here...

Parking Spaces, Carports or Garages


The construction of new parking spaces, carports or garages requires development consent. Find full details here.

Purchasing Property in North Sydney


View the latest pre-purchasing tips and more here.

Liquor Licensed Premises


Information regarding the Liquor Licensing laws are available here.

Smoke-free Licensed Premises


Consult this information kit for hotels, registered clubs, bars, nightclubs...

Stand Plant & Full Road Closure


We ensure that plant standing on footpaths and roads is positioned and managed safely for vehicles and pedestrians.

Waste Handling Guide


Essential information to architects, developers and builders for creating waste handling facilities in new developments.

Wood Heaters & Open Fireplaces


Check for new controls on wood heaters and open fireplaces in our area.

Work Hours Permitted on Construction Sites


Permitted work hours are to be strictly adhered to, though there can be exceptions...