What approvals do I need? - Sheds
A shed is considered to be a non-habitable out-building used to store goods, machinery, or vehicles in association with a dwelling on the lot.
If a shed is proposed on a lot without a dwelling, this may be another form of land use such as a store for planning purposes.
|Do I need approval?||
A planning permit is not required for a shed (out-building) associated with a dwelling on a lot in the General Residential Zone, Township Zone or Mixed Use Zone, unless:
In the case of a lot in the Low Density Residential Zone no planning permit is required for a shed (out-building) associated with a dwelling on a lot, unless the land is affected by an overlay that may trigger a planning permit for certain buildings and works.
A building permit is required for sheds greater than 10m² in floor area. For sheds not more than 10 m² in floor area, a building permit is not required providing the shed is:
If you wish to build a shed on a vacant allotment you must apply for Report and Consent from council to vary building Building Regulation 87 – Siting of Class 10a Buildings. To apply visit Report and Consent.
If a septic tank system could be affected by the building or works and any 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
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).