Changing The Use Of A Building
Sometimes a change of use is required due to building(s) being used for a new purpose. Buildings are classified from Class 1 to 10. Class 1 for example, is a residential building while Class 6 is a retail outlet.
An example of downward classification is a retail outlet class 6 to a residential building Class 1. This type of classification is relatively simple. Upping the class from 1 to 6 may need fire safety measures to be installed. A change of use requires approval. You can discuss your proposal with Council staff and ask for advice if you intend to change the building use.