Self-assessable building work

Fence building

Some minor building work is deemed to be self-assessable. While a building permit is not required for self-assessable development, the owner is responsible to ensure it complies with any applicable standards and codes, such as structural sufficiency, size limits, Building Codes of Australia, Queensland Development Code and Council's planning scheme.

If your project is self-assessable, you do not need anything in writing from Council to commence the activity, provided you carry out a self-assessment to make sure you comply with the relevant code.

 

Building regulations*

Building work is deemed to be self-assessable where:

  1. The building or structure is used exclusively as a greenhouse, unroofed pergola, unroofed deck not higher than 1 metre above natural ground level, gazebo, conservatory, summerhouse, fuel shed, lawn locker, tool house, cycle shed, aviary, milking bail, hay shed, stable, fowl house, pigsty, barn or for a similar purpose; and

  2. for a building or structure attached to another Class 10 building or structure, the plan area (including overhangs and existing plan area) is not more than 10 square metres; and

  3. for a detached building or structure, the plan area (including overhangs and existing plan area) is not more than 10 square metres; and

  4. for a Class 10 building or structure attached to, or detached from, a single detached Class 1 building or Class 10 building or structure, the building has above the natural ground;

    • a height of not more than 2.4 metres; and
    • a mean height of not more than 2.1 metres; and
    • any side of the building or structure is no longer than 5 metres.

* References

Building Regulation 2006, Schedule 1

Last Updated: Wednesday, 09 January 2019 11:13