It's about to become much simpler to get planning permission for renovation works on property in Dalyellup, as the Western Australian government introduces new regulations.
Planning minister John Day admitted that the time it takes for some projects to be given the go ahead is too long, so hopefully these changes will go some way towards addressing the situation.
"Although building permits will still be required, removing the need for planning approval for R-Code-compliant single dwellings will substantially reduce the time it takes for construction to start," said Mr Day.
As a result, if you're hoping to construct a carport or garage, pool or granny flat, you should find it much simpler to get the go-ahead you need from your local council.
Mr Day emphasised that it could reduce the amount of time it takes for homeowners to be given the green light by as much as two months, saving money in the process.
The WA government revealed that around 10 of the 30 metropolitan councils currently ask for planning approval for single houses, even when they already comply with residential design codes.
This extra level of red tape will therefore be removed under these latest regulatory changes.