If you cannot meet the building timeframes you can write to the Commissioner to request an extension.
The Commissioner has the discretion to extend the period for completion of building work if satisfied there is good reason. Relevant factors in considering exercising the discretion are: the duration of the extension requested and the amount of building works undertaken within the relevant period (ie partial compliance).
This discretion will not be exercised where the applicant has contributed to, or caused, the delay or failed to use all reasonable endeavours to comply with completion of building requirements. In addition, the Commissioner will not extend the completion of building requirement when delays are due to:
the applicant entered into the eligible transaction knowing that completion would not be within the timeframe.
the builder accepting more contracts than they can reasonably complete; and
failure to adequately plan for minor project setbacks.
If the extension is not allowed you may still be eligible for a grant of $10 000.