Disputes occur when 2 or more parties disagree with a decision or course of action.
Finding a resolution
The Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (PDF, 2.6MB) outlines several options to assist with finding a resolution for disputes relating to building, development or plumbing including:
Building and plumbing disputes
Disputes relating to the Building Act 1975 (PDF, 1.1MB) and the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2002 (PDF, 772KB) are resolved through the Building and Development Dispute Resolution Committees.
There are several types of appeals/declarations relating to plumbing and building including:
The Registrar, Building and Development Dispute Resolution Committees, is unable to provide advice for matters appealed to the Planning and Environment Court.
The types of disputes that the Building and Development Dispute Resolution Committees deal with are outlined in the legislation.
For other disputes
For issues not outlined in the Sustainable Planning Act 2009, Plumbing and Drainage Act 2002 or the Building Act 1975, other sources are available including the: