We have streamlined our Construction or Building Permits process into three major stages.
Stage 1: Development Permission
Application for In-Principle Approval (IPA) to Develop
The main approval agency for construction permits is the local authority. The local authority manages the affairs of the towns and cities effectively and efficiently. In most cases, the local authority works in partnership with other government agencies to manage the three stages of obtaining construction permits.
Stage 2: Building Plan Approval
Application for Approval to Develop the Site
The main approval agency for construction permits is the local authority. The local authority manages city affairs effectively and efficiently. In most cases, the local authority works in partnership with other government agencies to manage the three stages of obtaining construction permits.
Processing of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
In compliance with the Environment Management Act 2005 and EIA Regulations 2007, all development proposals with the potential for environmental impacts are to be submitted to the Department of Environment for review and approval.
Application for New Water and Waste Water Connections
For all projects which requires water and wastewater connections, developers are to apply for new water connection to supply fresh water to the building, and new wastewater connection to be connected to the sewerage.
Lodgement of Engineering Plans
- Road & Footpath
- Street lights
- Fire Hydrants
Application for Structural Fire Safety (New Development Approval)
2) Access and egress
3) Fire services and equipment
Workplace Design Vetting of Plans
Application for Approval to construct on site for the purpose requested by the applicant – Building Permit
Stage 3: Certificate of Occupancy
Application for Inspection of foundation work/structure/roof/project completion
1) Is constructed in accordance with OHS approved plans.
2) Is safe for workers and non-workers and relevant amenities and facilities are provided.
Application for Structural Fire Safety Compliance Certificates
4) Building Use
5) Fire Load
All structural and services completion certificate must be submitted before final inspection for new structures.
Any alteration to building designs must be submitted before the completion phase
Application for New Water Connection
Inspection and Connection of New Customer/Electrical Installation OR
Progress Inspections for New Building/Complex
Progress Inspection/Inspection & Connection of customers to the EFL power grid upon compliance with Electricity Act Cap 180 Regulations, and AS/NZS 3000 Wiring Rules (latest edition)
Other Services (If Required)
Application for Amendment to Scheme or Rezoning
Registration & Commissioning of Plants (Lifts & Escalators)
Request for Corridor Access Request (CAR)
All CAR applications need to be submitted directly to the FRA. Approval of the FRA is required before commencement of any work.
Application for Subdivision of Land
In the event that the owner wishes to subdivide the land into smaller divisions for different purposes, an additional application needs to be made. In compliance with Town Planning Act, Subdivision By-Laws as well as requirements by the Fiji Road Authority (where required), all application for Subdivision of Land must be submitted only by a Registered Surveyor to the City/Town Council.