Enforcement Action

Planning Enforcement Action

It is an offence pursuant to the Planning and Development Act 2005 to carry out development contrary to the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale Town Planning Scheme No. 2.  The Shire considers many factors when investigating unauthorised existing development, including, but not limited to; legal proceedings, the issuing of a direction notice or a planning infringement notice.

The Shire’s General Compliance and Enforcement Council Policy details how the Shire evaluates risk and undertakes enforcement action.

Building Enforcement Action

Whilst time limits apply under S. 133 of the Building Act in relation to when a prosecution can commence for an offence such as doing building work without a building permit, this does not prevent a permit authority serving a building order at any time to an owner in relation to unauthorised building work.

A building order may specify what needs to be done regarding a building or incidental structure, such as remedial works or removal of unauthorised works. This is a matter the permit authority will consider on a case by case basis.

If you are concerned that a building or incidental structure on a property you own or are thinking about purchasing may not have the necessary approval, please phone our Customer Contact Centre to confirm any building approvals that have been granted.