While building permits generally relate to the construction of a building or development. Also planning relate to the zoning of the land. including whether the land can used for residential or commercial developments. Not all projects need a permit.

Planning permits are legal documents giving permission for a land use or development. And may required for all building work. If a planning permit required, it must issued before the building permit can issued. A planning permit does not remove the need to get a building permit. The building permit documentation lodged with the relevant building surveyor. must be consistent with the planning permit approved documentation. Amendments made through the planning permit process will need to mirrored in the building permit approved documentation.