What is the BA5 Application for Demolition Permit and How Do I Apply for it in Western Australia?
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What is the BA5 Application for Demolition Permit?

The BA5 Application for Demolition Permit is a formal document used in Western Australia to apply for a permit to carry out a demolition project.

This permit is essential to ensure that the demolition is conducted safely, adheres to environmental regulations, and complies with local building codes. For any new home builder this is important in case you are doing a demolish and build project.

How to obtain a BA5 Application for a Demolition Permit in Western Australia

Download the Form

You can obtain the BA5 form from the official website of the Western Australian government or your local council. It's crucial to use the most current version of the form, as requirements may change over time.

Complete the Form

Fill out the BA5 form accurately and completely. Provide all requested information, including details about the property, the proposed demolition, and contact information.

Prepare Supporting Documentation

Along with the BA5 form, you will need to submit additional documentation, which typically includes:

  • A site plan showing the location of the property and existing structures.
  • A demolition plan outlining the method and safety measures for the demolition.
  • A waste management plan describing how you will handle and dispose of debris and hazardous materials.
  • Any other documents required by your local council.

Environmental and Safety Considerations

Ensure that your demolition plan addresses environmental concerns, such as asbestos removal, waste disposal, and environmental impact.

Additionally, include details about safety measures, like dust control and noise management.

Submit the Application

Take your completed BA5 application form and supporting documents to your local council or the relevant government authority responsible for issuing demolition permits in your area.

Be prepared to pay the application fee, which varies depending on your location.

Application Review

The local council will review your application to ensure it complies with local building codes, safety regulations, and environmental guidelines. They may request additional information or modifications during this process.

Permit Approval

Once your application is approved, you will receive the demolition permit. It is crucial to obtain this formal approval before initiating any demolition work.

Commence Demolition

With the demolition permit in hand, you can proceed with the demolition according to the approved plan and safety measures.

Remember that specific requirements and procedures may vary between local councils in Western Australia.

Therefore, it's essential to consult with your local council or authority for precise details and guidance regarding the BA5 Application for Demolition Permit in your area. 

Additionally, seeking advice from professionals experienced in demolition projects can help to ensure a successful permit application and demolition process.

Start your Demolish & Build Project with Novus Homes

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about your demolish and build project. This is something we can and do handle for clients building with Novus Homes. We look forward to helping you build your new dream home.

Useful Resources

Download our free whitepaper about the demolish and build process

Download our free checklist for demolish and build projects