City of Karratha

Building Services

Looking to start building in the near future? This page is your first stop.

Here you will find a series of forms and information sheets about everything to do with building from putting up a boat port to building your next mansion.

Sign Licences

The Building Department can advise you on how to prepare and make an application for a Sign Licence.

Control of signage is important for safety as well as for visual amenity. If you are considering placing a sign on your property whether it be commercial, industrial or residential, please contact our staff who can provide you with application forms, design guidelines and advice about how best to create the sign you want. 

 

Verge Inspection Fees

All building applications which fall into one of the descriptions outlined below attract a verge inspection fee. An assessment of the verge is required to be undertaken prior to the commencement of work on site, with a follow inspection upon completion. The nominated builder for the works approved under the associated Building Permit will be liable for any damage to the verge.

The fees are as follows:

Fee

Description

$100

Residential Alterations & Additions with an Estimated Value >$20,000

$150

Residential Swimming Pool Applications

$200

New dwellings (Up to 2 dwellings on one allotment)

$500

Commercial Construction & Multi Residential Development (3 of more dwellings)

 

If you have any queries in relation to the Verge Inspection Fee please contact our Technical Services Team on Ph: (08) 9186 8555.

 

Building Forms

The City of Karratha will only accept Applications for Building Permit where the application form has been downloaded from the Building Commission forms page

This applies to both certified and uncertified applications, as well as applications for Demolition permit.

Applicants are advised that all construction within the City is to comply with Region D, Terrain Category 2 requirements of the BCA.
 

Information sheets

BS0003 Demolition licence

BS0015 Dwelling additions and alterations

BS0016 Fences

BS0018 Internal Alterations

BS0019 Patios and verandahs

BS0020 Pergolas

BS0024 Sea containers

For more building information, please call 9186 8555.

Fees and charges

BS-0005 Development Services Fees & Charges 2016/17