Strathbogie Shire Council

Tel: 1800 065 993

Is a Building Permit Required

About Building Permits

Some minor building works are exempt from obtaining a building permit. However, you should always contact Council to discuss  your project prior to commencing work to ensure you comply with the Building Act and Building Regulations.  

COMMON TYPES OF BUILDING WORKS  Permit

 NEW DWELLING OR RE-ERECTION OF A DWELLING

 Yes

 ADDITIONS to a dwelling or any other building

Yes

 ALTERATIONS 

 Structural alterations to a dwelling or any other building

Yes

 Removal of or alterations to a load bearing part of a building

Yes

 DEMOLITION or REMOVAL of part or all of a building

Yes

 FENCES 

 Construction or alterations of a swimming pool or spa fence

 Yes

 Construction of a side or boundary fence 2 metres high or less

 No

 Construction of a side or boundary fence more than 2 metres high

 Yes

 Construction of a brick front fence more than 1.2 metres high

 Yes

 Construction of a timber front fence 1.5 metres or less  No
 Construction of a fence that is more than 1 metre high within 9 metres of the point of intersection of street alignments  Yes
 Construction of a chain wire tennis court fence  No
 MASTS AND ANTENNAS 
 Height more than 3 metres above the highest point of  building (if attached)  Yes
 Height more than 8 metres above the ground (if not attached to a building)  Yes
 PERGOLAS 
 Construction of an unroofed pergola associated with a house, not more the 20m2 in area, not more than 3 metres high and located no closer to the front setback of the dwelling  No
 Construction of an unroofed pergola associated with any other building  Yes
 REBLOCKING or RESTUMPING of an existing building  Yes
 RENOVATION of KITCHEN, BATHROOM or LAUNDRY - Must legally exist and not be structural work  No
 RETAINING WALLS 
 Of any height construction on or near site boundaries in order to maintain the stability of the adjoining property  Yes
 Construction of a retaining wall 1 metre or more in height  Yes
 Construction of a retaining wall associated with any building work  Yes
 ROOFING 
 Replacing of corrugated iron with concrete or terracotta roofing tiles  Yes
 Replacement of corrutaged iron roofing with 'Colorbond' or other pre-finished sheeting  No
 SIGNS 
 More than 1 metre above ground level within 3 metres of a street alignment  Yes
 More than 8 metres above ground level, and more than 6 m2 in display area and more than 3 metres from the street allotment boundary  Yes
 SHEDS & OUTBUILDINGS (Garages & Carports) 
 Free standing, floor area of 10m2 or less, not more than 3 metres high, not constructed of masonry and located no closer to the front setback than the associated building  No
 More than 10m2 in area  Yes
 More than 3 metres high  Yes
 Constructed of masonry  Yes
 Built on vacant land  Yes
 Setback closer than the front setback of the associated building  Yes
 SWIMMING POOLS OR SPAS with a depth/water capacity of more than 300mm  Yes
 VERANDAHS OR DECKS  Yes

 WINDOWS

 Replacement of windows with similar size/type where no structural alterations are required  No
 Installation of 'bay' or 'corner' type windows or windows where structural alterations are required  Yes
 WOOD HEATER Installation of a solid fuel burning appliance  No

 



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