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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 work is deemed to be self-assessable where:
Building Regulation 2006, Schedule 1