A building permit is required to demolish a building. Section 29A of the Building Act requires Report and Consent from Council where demolition or significant façade changes are proposed.
Under the heritage controls of the Planning Scheme, a Planning Permit is required for the demolition of a listed heritage place. A Building Permit under the Building Act cannot be issued by a Private Building Surveyor until any required Planning Permit has been issued.
Applications for Report and Consent will be refused where any required Planning Permit has not been obtained. In other circumstances, a building of heritage potential could be under consideration for heritage listing and, again, Council refusal could be expected. The Minister for Planning has the power to hold the demolition process until heritage issues have been resolved however, the great majority of buildings within the Shire have no heritage value or potential.
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