Public buildings: approval requirements
A public building is a building, place or part of a building where people may assemble for:
- Civic, theatrical, social, political or religious purposes
- Educational purposes
- Entertainment, recreational or sporting purposes and
- Business purposes.
Examples include, churches, private schools, cinemas, nightclubs, public swimming pools, concert halls, auditoriums and circuses.
Before a public building can be occupied, a certificate of approval is required to be issued.
- Form 1 – Application to construct extend or alter a public building is to be submitted in circumstances where a building permit is not required.
- Form 2 – To be submitted when the construction of a public building is completed and ready for occupancy.
- Application fee, in accordance with the Environmental Health Schedule of Fees and Charges. (not required if a building permit is to be applied for).
- Form 5 – To be completed and submitted for all electrical works within the building.
Lodging an application
You can lodge an application for a certificate of approval:
- In person – Visit the City of Joondalup Administration Centre, 90 Boas Avenue, Joondalup.
- By Post – To the City at PO Box 21, Joondalup WA 6919.
Development (Planning) approval
Development (Planning) approval may be required for a public building.
Building permit requirements
A Building permit application may also be required. To confirm if a building permit is required, please place your request in writing to the City’s Building Services, outlining what is proposed.