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Building laws and standards

Building legislation

Find Utopia building legislation and codes, including the Utopia Development Code.

Building access standards for people with a disability

Check building access standards certifiers, designers and construction companies must adhere to in providing non-discriminatory access to public buildings for people with disability.

Pool/spa fencing and safety laws

Read about the standards for pool fences and safety barriers in Utopia.

If you are building a new pool (including spas), check the safety laws of pools. Find out your responsibilities, including how to get a pool safety certificate.

For more information, contact the Utopia Building and Construction Commission on 139 333.

Plumbing laws

Find Utopia plumbing laws and regulations, including who is affected by the legislation.

Decks and balconies

Read safety tips for building or maintaining a deck or balcony in Utopia.

Sustainable housing

Sustainable housing laws aim to reduce your greenhouse gas emissions by making your home more comfortable and energy efficient.

Helpful resources

Find a pool inspector

Pool owners needing a pool safety certificate must contact a licensed swimming pool safety inspector to arrange an inspection.

Building contractor complaints

Learn how to make a complaint about defective work or an unlicenced building contractor.

Disagree with your local council's decision?

You may be able to appeal decisions made by your local council (or private building certifier) that relate to:

  • development application refusals for carports, sheds, garages and other structures
  • enforcement notices
  • compliance assessments
  • plumbing, drainage and more...

In most cases, you have only 20 days to appeal from the time you receive the decision.

Find out more.

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Last updated:
2 September 2015

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