Activity that involves the cultivation of soil or rearing of animals.
Alterations and additions
Building activity carried out on existing buildings; including extensions, renovations, fit-outs and the construction of structures attached to an existing building. Buildings created which share the same roof, floor or structural walls with an existing building or are residential outbuildings are considered alterations and additions.
Activity that involves the cultivation of plants or breeding of animals in water.
A building is attached if it shares a structural component with one or more other buildings. This may include walls, ceiling, floor or roofing.
A rigid, fixed and permanent structure with a roof. Its intended purpose is primarily to house people, plant, machinery, vehicles, goods or livestock. An integral feature of a building's design is the provision for regular access by persons in order to satisfy its intended use.
Trade that involves the exchange of merchandise or services for financial return.
Building alteration to convert a non-residential building into a residential building, such as the conversion of a warehouse to residential apartments.
A suite of rooms contained within a building which are self-contained and intended for long-term residential use. To be self-contained, the suite of rooms must possess cooking and bathing/shower facilities as building fixtures.
Communal accommodation provided by an institution to enable its members, workers, students or inhabitants ease of access to accommodation whilst they participate in the broader institutional activity of the organisation. Group accommodation may consist of dormitory style accommodation, providing group dining and bathing facilities, or it may provide self-contained facilities. Access to group accommodation is generally dependent on the individual's continued participation in the broader institutional activity of the organisation.
A detached building used for long-term residential purposes and consisting of a single dwelling unit. For instance, detached 'granny flats' and detached dwelling units (e.g. caretaker's residences) associated with a non-residential building are defined as houses.
New building work
Building activity, other than alterations and additions, which will result in the creation of a building which previously did not exist. A building, other than a residential outbuilding, which is built adjacent to an existing building but with a separate roof, floor and structural walls is considered new building work.
A non-residential building is a building primarily intended for purposes other than long-term residential purposes. Note that, on occasions, one or more dwelling units (such as a caretaker’s flat) may be created through non-residential building activity.
Primary production building
Buildings associated with agricultural, aquacultural, mining or quarrying activities.
A building separate from but supporting and associated with a specific residential building which is not itself a residential building (e.g. a shed, garage, carport, pool house, greenhouse etc).
Involves trading new or used goods to final consumers for personal or household consumption.
Secondary production building
A secondary production building includes those buildings in which raw materials produced in primary production are turned into final goods.
Building establishments that offer accommodation for a minimum of one night. It includes hotels, motels, hostels, boarding houses, guest houses, and holiday apartment buildings.
Type of Work Classification
The Type of Work Classification refers to the building activity carried out: New; Alterations and additions; or Conversion.
Involves the sale of new or used goods or the resale of new or used goods to businesses or institutions.