Change of land use approval requirements
A change of use refers to a modification to an approved land use for a particular site, or specific tenancy or unit. An example would be changing a ‘Shop’ tenancy to a ‘Restaurant’.
Changing the use of a particular site or tenancy may require:
- Development (planning) approval
- Building permit application
- An environmental health approval may be required depending on the nature of your business. This may include:
- Food business registration
- Public building approval as defined in the Health Act 1911. This includes educational, religious or recreational activities
- Trading in public places. This includes food vehicles, flower sellers or farmers markets
- Skin penetration. This includes beauty treatments, tattoos and piercings
- Demonstrated compliance with noise requirements
- Registration for lodging houses.