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Role of the Building Technical Panel

The BTP will undertake delegated building-related statutory functions of the Commission under the Planning, Development Infrastructure Act 2016 (PDI Act) and the Development Act 1993, and administer, as appropriate, any delegated functions of the State Planning Commission.

The BTP is established as a Committee of the State Planning Commission under Section 29 (1) (c) of PDI Act to:

  • provide concurrence on applications seeking to allow a variance with the performance requirements of the Building Rules
  • provide expert opinion, when requested, on whether the performance requirements of the Building Rules have been met by a particular performance solution
  • provide concurrence on applications granting consent for specific types of building work as required.