Council Approval

Superdraft’s project coordination platform helps you manage the council approval process and timeline. Get connected to top planning consultants to help you with your dream project.


When Do I Need A Council Approval?

Whether you are planning on building a new home or completing a renovation to an existing home, then you may need a council approval before you can proceed to the construction phase. Also known as a Development Approval or Planning Approval, each Local Council across Australia will have different criteria, and understanding what type of work requires approval is important. 

Below is a list of activities that may require approval from the local council:

  • New home construction 
  • Home extensions and second storey additions to existing dwellings
  • Alterations to external elements of existing dwellings (including roofs and windows)
  • Garage/ sheds/ carports construction and conversions
  • Swimming pool/ spa and water tanks
  • Patios, garden structures and decks
  • Fences and retaining walls
  • Re-purposing/renovating a dwelling for a different use that currently intended (i.e. running a business from home)
Even if your project does not require an approval by default, if your design includes aspects that do not comply with standard development codes, then you may require a codes variation approval from the council. 

For most renovation projects that only alter the internal of a home, you will not typically need an approval. 

How Can Superdraft Help You?

Obtaining approval from the council can be a very daunting and tedious process, and can cause significant time delays to your project if the right steps are not followed and the correct application paperwork is not completed. 

When you complete your project using the Superdraft project coordination platform, one of our Project Support team member will aid you in assessing your projects requirements for your local council approval, in-line with the council requirements and codes. 

To get started we can provide you with a free quote for the design, drafting and council approval or your project. 


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