Urgent issues or incidents can be reported to Colac Otway Shire Council 24-hours a day on 5232 9400.
The aim of the residential building standard for bushfire protection is to improve the ability of a building to withstand a wildfire attack.
Homes must have a range of energy and water saving features, which also save energy and costs.
Maintaining your Essential Safety Measures in commercial buildings
Fencing requirements are regulated by the Victorian fences legislation. Find out more here about the rules relating to fencing between your and your neighbour's property.
Find answers to frequently asked questions about building related matters.
Information about asbestos, decks & balustrades, smoke alarms, termites, stormwater and rainwater tanks
Owner Builder advice and application for Certificate of Consent
A number of issues arise from carrying out works without a building permit. Doing this can compromise the safety of occupants and cause problems with insurance, reselling and other legal matters.