Approval Process

The following summary will assist you in navigating the building approval process at Smiths Lane;

Step 1 - Land Purchase

Purchase your selected allotment from Mirvac

Step 2 - Design your home

Ensure your architect, builder and designer are aware of the requirements within the Smiths Lane Design Guidelines as well as any Restrictions and Building Envelope Plans on the Plan of Subdivision. Make sure they are aware of the landscaping requirements in order to qualify for the front lot landscaping package. You should also ensure that you have complied with any applicable building codes, Council by-laws and other local authority requirements.

Step 3 - Submit plans for approval to the DRP

Submit your house design and completed Design Assessment Form at the Smiths Lane Design Portal. Ensure your submission contains all the required information (as set-out in the checklist). Approval can be expected within 10 working days providing all documents have been submitted and they comply with the Smiths Lane Design Guidelines. In the event of non-compliance, structured feedback will be provided to facilitate approval. If all feedback has been addressed, you should expect approval within 10 working days of resubmitting.

Step 4 - Building permit application (by your builder)

A Building Permit must be obtained from either the City of Casey or a licenced surveyor. Your registered building surveyor will require your home design to comply with the Restrictions on the Plans of Subdivision and will require evidence of DRP approval (usually stamped plans). If any further design modifications are made, you will be required to resubmit plans to the DRP for reassessment.

Step 5 - Construction

Once received, a Building Permit allows you to commence construction. In accordance with the lot-sold of Sale, construction of your home must commence within 12 months from the date of settlement of your lot. Completion of your home must be within 12 months of build commencement. Landscaping must be completed within 3 months of Certificate of Occupancy unless you take up the Smiths Lane Front Lot Landscaping Package.

Step 6 - Certificate of Occupancy

Subsequent to Certificate of Occupancy; all kerb/sidewalk rectification works must be completed within 90 days. Your driveway and crossover must be completed before you move in to your new home.

Step 7 - Smiths Lane Landscaping Package

Please refer to the Smiths Lane Landscape Request Form (Appendix 5) for details on how to be eligible for the Front Lot Landscaping Package.

Download landscaping brochure.