Council Approval

Kellett Design Group: Your Shortcut to Building Your Dream Home in Perth

Confused by council paperwork? Overwhelmed by the maze of building approvals? Look no further.

At Kellett Design Group, we decode the complexities of planning and approval, turning them into a seamless path to council submission. With us, you’re not just building a home; you’re crafting a stress-free future.

Why Choose Us?

Expertise: Years of experience navigating Perth’s building approval landscape.

Efficiency: Faster council submissions mean you start building sooner.

Peace of Mind: We handle everything, leaving you free to focus on your dream home.

Don’t just build. Build smarter, build faster, build with Kellett Design Group.

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Looking to submit plans to the council for approval and don't know where to start?

The building commission of WA has made available a 56-page document for download.

A guide to the building approval process in Western Australia.

Council approvals don’t need to be hard or complicated.

Private certification service is a done for you service, KDG offers compliance advice concerning the BCA, due diligence reports and building audits for existing buildings and how to bring them to comply with the current building codes.

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We Do Approvals For

  • Subdivision
  • Dual Occupancy
  • Granny Flat
  • Town Houses & Units
  • Apartment Building
  • Backyard Studio
  • Garage & Carports
  • New Home
  • Extension
  • Large Shed
  • Patios/ verandahs
  • Screen walls
  • Retaining walls
  • And much more

Your ONE-STOP Shop For Perth Drafting, Architecture And Building Design

Self-Submitted Council Approval

If you choose to go the DIY route for your council approval, here’s what you’re looking at:

  1. Paperwork: You’ll be responsible for compiling all necessary documentation, including building plans, environmental reports, and any other required forms.

  2. Approvals: Your project will need the green light from multiple departments—like planning, building, and sometimes even health and safety. Each of these approvals comes with its own set of requirements and timelines.

  3. Waiting Period: After submission, you’ll be in a queue, often for several months, waiting for a decision from the council.

  4. Risk of Denial: If your application is incomplete or doesn’t meet specific guidelines, it may be rejected, requiring you to revise and resubmit, which can be both time-consuming and costly.

Kellett Design Group’s CDC Service

When you opt for our CDC (Complying Development Certificate) service, here’s how we streamline the process:

  1. Expertise: Our team has extensive experience in obtaining council approvals, so we know exactly what each application needs for a successful outcome.

  2. Complete Paperwork: We handle all documentation from start to finish, ensuring everything is in perfect order before submission.

  3. Faster Approvals: Our understanding of the system and relationships with local councils allow us to expedite the approval process, often getting decisions in weeks rather than months.

  4. Lower Risk: We know the common pitfalls and how to avoid them, reducing the risk of application denial significantly.

Why Choose Kellett Design Group?

  • Save Time: We handle the entire approval process, leaving you free to focus on other aspects of your life.

  • Reduce Stress: With experts taking care of your application, you don’t have to worry about missing out on any crucial details or approvals.

  • Speed: Our streamlined procedures make the approval process quicker and more efficient, allowing you to start building sooner.

So, if you’re looking to build your dream home in Perth and want a smooth, efficient path to council approval, Kellett Design Group has you covered.

Contact us today to get started!

Council Approval FAQs

As part of your building permit application, the proposed designs should be certified and comply with the relevant statutory requirements before you apply for a building permit. A registered private building surveyor can assess your plans and specifications of a building.

An uncertified building permit application means that a registered private building surveyor has not assessed the plans and specifications of a proposed building. The drawings and documents submitted with your permit application will require assessment by the City’s building surveyors.

Getting a CDC before you apply for your building permit will speed up your permit application time. The Council has 10 business days to approve or refuse a certified building permit application. In comparison, an uncertified CDC can take more than 25 business days, and it is less likely a Private CDC would be refused.

Most building work in Western Australia requires a Building permit. Any work that involves developing new structures, alterations or extensions and changes in ground levels must have a building permit. These include the following: Dwellings and Additions, Commercial and Industrial, Carports and Patios, Sheds and Garages, Front fences, Retaining Walls, Decking, Rainwater Tanks, Swimming Pools and Spas.