- Last updated:
- 28 Jun 2022
Request a file retrieval for a copy of building, plumbing or development files. Availability of files can depend of the age of the building.
Where available within council records, a copy of the following will be provided in a file retrieval:
- approval documents and plans
- decision notice, and
Development files after 1 January 2007 are available at no charge via Development.i.
Commercial building files are kept for the life of the building. This includes multi-unit residential approvals.
Domestic building and plumbing files pre1996 are not available for retrieval. This includes files for standard dwellings and related class 10 structures.
Note: Other records may not be available.
For a copy of inspections, outstanding notices, drainage plans or pre2007 development approvals and plans, complete a building, plumbing and development search application form.
Requesting a file retrieval
Council offers several ways to retrieve a file:
- lodge and pay online through MyCouncil (you will need to register to use this service)
- submit the building, plumbing and development file retrieval form (DOCX, 293KB) and pay the applicable fee by email, in person or by post.
Note: applications will not be processed without payment. We are unable to provide a refund on requests for files predating the dates listed above.
You can contact council's development services for more information.