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Has anyone familiarised themselves with the new requirements to renovate a class 2 building (residential apartment). We have an unliveable apartment and paid a significant amount of money for plans, engineers drawing etc and for approval from our owners corporation to renovate.
On 1 July when the new regulation kicked in, no certifier would agree to work on the job due to new requirements and the practitioners we used were not registered to work on class 2 building (a new requirement which no one mentioned). Not one person involved in this debacle (builder, architect and engineer) has any understanding of the new requirements.
The planning portal doesn’t work half the time and we had to get special permission to be considered ‘developers’ just to lodge plans, a new requirement. We are stuck in temp accommodation and don’t seem to be able to progress this straightforward renovation , having already spent thousands on practitioners whose drawings we cannot use.
The planning department staff have admitted this is almost impossible to navigate for the average owner just wanting to renovate internally under CDC. We have an unliveable apartment sitting vacant and no one can help us navigate these new regulations.
Absolutely in support of rigorous processes for renovations given the history of defects but surely your average renovator shouldn’t have to go through the same process as a developer building a new block of apartments? We are homeless and there’s no end in sight to this.
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