Planning and building

Planning and building have different laws and approvals. Planning considers how land use and development affects an area's environment and liveability. Building is about constructing or altering structures such as houses, businesses and offices.


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Planning relates to how land is used and developed, and how this affects an area's environment and liveability.
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Building is about the construction and alteration of structures, including houses, shops, offices and developments.

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