Pools & spas

Information 039 There are a number of considerations to explore before building or erecting a swimming pool, spa or wading pool. The Building Act 1975 defines a swimming pool as an excavation or stru...

Decks & covered areas

It is important to check with Council on what approvals may be required for a deck or covered area prior to commencing. Balconies, decks, and verandahs are defined as class 10a structures under the Bu...

Driveways

Information 013 The driveway for a house, dual occupancy, bed & breakfast establishment or home-based business is generally accepted development subject to requirements. This means that an opera...

Sheds, shipping containers & tents

Information 038 Information 049 Building or using additional structures around your property can provide space, storage, access and added value to your property. Following the guidelines below will ...

Plumbing works

Information 042 Information 046 Information 051 Some alterations and additions to dwellings and commercial buildings may be done under notifiable work (Form 4 - see link to forms in Related informa...

Fences & retaining walls

Information 050 Depending on the proposed development, a fence and/or retaining wall can be sited: on the common boundary. within your property boundary. in accordance with a planning approval. ...

Unsewered areas

A large number of properties across the region are not connected to a reticulated sewerage system. The treatment and disposal of all wastewater generated on these properties must be undertaken by an o...

Footpath gardens

Footpath gardens contribute to the beautifying of our streetscapes and reduce the amount of grass to be maintained. However, if footpath gardens are not created in line with Council requirements, they...