What approvals do I need? - Change of use

Description A change of use refers to any modification made to the approved land use for a particular site, or specific tenancy or unit.
An example would be from a 'shop' to a 'restaurant'.
Do I need approval?


A planning approval is always required for a change of use.
Please note: A planning approval should be obtained prior to submitting for a building permit.


A building permit may be required for a change of use.

What do I need to submit?


  • Completed Development Application form and checklist
  • Relevant fees (refer to the Planning and Sustainability Fee schedule, item number 10)
  • Justification and explanation for the proposed land use(s) and description of all business activities carried out, including
    • Nature of the business proposed;
    • Number of staff employed; and
    • Days and hours of operation
  • 1 x copy of site plan - drawn to scale at not less than 1:200 (including position and setback of existing buildings, location of car parking bays, driveways, crossovers, bin or bin areas and landscaping)
  • 1 x copy of floor plan - drawn to scale of 1:100 or 1:200 (including any internal modifications to the building/tenant/unit)
  • 1 x copy of elevations - drawn to scale of 1:100 or 1:200


Certified Applications accepted only

  • Completed Application for Building Permit - BA1 form
  • Completed Certificate of Design Compliance
  • Relevant Fees
  • Minimum 1 x copy of all technical documents noted on the Certificate of Design Compliance
  • Notice and request for consent for encroachment or adversely affect (if required) - BA20 form
  • Prior development approval
  • Septic tank approval (if required)


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