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What approvals do I need? - Carport and Garage

Description Carport/Garage (on land with a house that already exists)
Do I need approval?

A carport or garage does not require a planning permit in a Residential Zone as long as a dwelling already exists on the land. Planning approval may be required for Carport/Garage in all other zones.
Please note: where applicable a planning approval should be obtained prior to submitting a building permit.
You can talk to a planner in person or call them on 5662 9200.

A building permit is required for the construction of a Carport/Garage.

If a septic tank system could be affected by the building or driveway access then a Report and Consent or Permit to Alter a Wastewater System should be obtained from Council.

What do I need to submit?

Completed planning permit application form and checklist
Relevant fees (refer to the Planning Fee Schedule)
A current copy of title for the land including, the title plan and a copy of any covenants or 173 agreements on the title (no more than 60 days old).
Three (3) copies of site plan drawn to scale (preferably at 1:100 or 1:200) showing setbacks to the front, side and rear boundaries and the extent of any cut/fill (earthworks).  
Three (3) copies of floor plans and elevations drawn to scale (preferably 1:100 or 1:200) showing the dimensions of the building, height of the building from natural ground level, colours and finishes of any building materials. Please note: engineering/structural drawings DO NOT constitute an elevation plan.

Contact a private Building Surveyor to obtain a building permit.

Submit Report and Consent or Septic Tank Application to Alter with appropriate fee (refer to Wastewater Fee Schedule).

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