The Code of Practice for Building, Construction and Works – referenced in our Activities Local Law and amended from time to time – regulates the conduct of all building, construction and general works that affect public space, ensuring the safety and amenity of our community and the protection of municipal assets.

Following an extensive review, we’ve prepared a draft amendment to the Code.

The draft amendment expands our guidance on hoardings, gantries, scaffolds, cranes, excavation, skips, rubbish chutes, vehicle crossings and nuisance abatement. It also provides additional requirements for mobile plant, hoists, traffic management, asset protection and reinstatement, access and accessibility, tree protection, worksite amenity and the installation of public precautions (temporary structures).

This draft amendment underpins a new approach to construction regulation that puts all of our comprehensive requirements into our customers’ hands, in one place, in plain language – empowering better planning, applications, approvals and compliance. Development of this amendment is being coordinated with our digital permits project to improve customer experience, application quality and consistency, and construction management in the municipality.

Have your say

Our draft amendment to the Code of Practice will guide how all building, construction and general works are carried out into the future and how they impact the safety and amenity of public space. We’re seeking feedback from the community and the building industry via the submission form below.

Consultation closes 5pm on 22 December.



  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Internal review of Code

    March 2020 to September 2021

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Preliminary submissions open

    September 2020

  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    Interviews with industry

    April 2020

  • Timeline item 4 - complete

    User experience testing new online permits system

    May to June 2021

  • Timeline item 5 - active

    Community consultation

    22 November to 22 December 2021

  • Timeline item 6 - incomplete

    Review of submissions

    January 2022

  • Timeline item 7 - incomplete

    Amendment considered by Council

    February 2022

Make a submission

Share feedback related to a specific section of the draft amendment to the Code of Practice, or general feedback. Consultation closes 22 December.

Contact us

Have questions or want to learn more about the project?