What plans and forms do I need to submit with a building licence application?

  • Shire of Merredin Building Licence Application form. ALL relevant sections of the form must be completed.

  • All plans to be in ink and drawn using a straight edge rule.

  • Three copies of a site plan drawn to a scale of not less than 1:200

  • Three copies of working drawings of the dwelling drawn to a scale of not less than 1:100, which should include:
    • Floor plan of every story
    • Elevations (view of every face of building)
    • Al least one sectional drawing
  • Standard of submitted plans – plans for single residential dwellings, or extensions to such of value in excess of $20,000 must be drawn to AT LEAST a draftsperson standard. Hand-drawn plans will generally not be accepted for single residential dwelling buildings.

  • Engineering Details - two copies of engineer design footing details or details certified to be in accordance with Australian Standard (AS) 2870 - Residential Slabs and Footings – Construction. Engineer certification may also be required where the design of the dwelling/building incorporates large trusses, large rooms which require strutted beams, bulkheads, corner windows and/or large openings.

  • Materials - two copies of specifications with a completed addendum indicating the types of materials proposed to be used.

  • Termite Treatment - submissions to the Shire of Merredin for the construction of new dwellings or additions must be accompanied by a certified Termite Treatment System in accordance with AS3660.

  • Home Indemnity Insurance – an original copy of the Home Indemnity Insurance certificate is required when making an application for a Dwelling or Dwelling Addition exceeding $20,000 estimated construction value. Owner/Builders have special conditions regarding Home Indemnity Insurance which are identified on the Owner/Builder Statutory Declaration.

  • Owner/Builder - owner/s wishing to construct a dwelling or dwelling addition as Owner/Builder exceeding $12,000 in estimated construction value must register with the Builders Registration Board and pay the application fee of a $126.00. To do this ALL owners must complete separate Statutory Declarations with an appropriate witness. For additional information regarding Owner/Builder please contact the Builders Registration Board on 9476 1200.

  • Energy Efficiency – all new dwellings and habitable additions to existing dwellings must comply with Part 3.12 of the Building Code of Australia 2006. A check sheet is available from the building surveyor to assist in the compliance with the requirements for Zone 4.

  • For commercial buildings details relating to fire safety, fire fighting equipment, smoke detection, access and egress, exit signage, external wall and firewall construction etc must be included in the application.
Contact Details
Contact Executive Manager of Development Services
Phone (08) 9041 1611
Fax (08) 9041 2379
Email emds@merredin.wa.gov.au 
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