SHIP-SHAPE SHEDS: Make sure to get council approval before you start building a new structure on your property.
SHIP-SHAPE SHEDS: Make sure to get council approval before you start building a new structure on your property. Donna Jones

Shedding light on council approvals for new structures

WHEN you're building a new structure on your property - anything from a garden shed to a garage - you need to make sure you get professional approval first.

The reason behind this is there are certain safety standards that need to be upheld, especially if you plan to sell your home in the future.

This approval can either come directly from a council member, or from a private building certifier before you start work.

The way to go about getting an approval can be quite simple.

You can get your hands on some applications online, through the Queensland Government, or through the South Burnett Regional Council's building page.

The applications will be broken down by topic, depending on what structure you'll be building.

According to the South Burnett Regional Council, all applicants must go through a checklist to make sure the application goes ahead smoothly.

The checklist includes completing relevant forms, putting forward any mandatory information that must accompany the application, lodging the application with a relevant assessment manager and paying any fees to go with the application.

While these forms can specifically relate to building shed structures, if you have more work around your property you want to get started on, whether it's needing something to be demolished or another structure entirely, there are more applications on the council website for you to sort through.

For more information about how to get approvals, or what sort of structures need approval, contact the South Burnett Regional Council on 4189 9100.

South Burnett

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