Types of approval

Throughout our region, there are different types of approvals needed for different types of projects. Some projects are self-assessable while others are exempt and need no approvals. Other projects need development approval, building approval or siting variation approval.

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 ...
Council officers doing building inspection
Some building work is deemed to be self-assessable and does not require a building permit. Refer to the self assessable building work article for more detailed information on self-assessable building work. All other building work requires building approval from Council. Building ...
Some building work is prescribed as exempt development by the Planning Act 2016 and is detailed under Building Regulation 2006, Schedule 2. Exempt building work does not require building approval. Examples of exempt development include: Building work for a class 10 building used ...
There are rules that set out the distances that single detached housing and other associated structures can be from front, rear and side property boundaries. Find out more about the standard requirements and how to apply for a siting discretion if ...
Information about rainwater tanks approvals and requirements can be found in our 'Rainwater tanks - new builds and retrofitted tanks' article. ...
Certain types of projects do not need a development application, but must comply with Toowoomba Regional Council’s rules, including applicable codes. These projects are referred to as ‘accepted development’. If your project is an accepted development, you do not need ...
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