Notify neighbours of your build
Building works can cause disruption, but talking through your designs and likely timeframes with neighbours will usually help alleviate concerns before the work begins.
The Department of Planning and Environment encourages talking to your neighbours as early as possible in the design process to help ensure the development is as smooth as possible for all involved.
While there is no formal pre-approval notification required in residential release areas and most rural and regional areas, it is still a good idea to make your neighbours aware of any development proposals.
Once your complying development certificate has been issued, you must notify neighbours prior to any work commencing. If you live in rural and regional areas or a residential release area, you must give your neighbour two days’ notice.