A building permit is normally required if you want to build a pergola, verandah, shed or a carport on your property.
Carports and garages
A building permit is required to construct a garage or a carport if it is attached to another building or has a floor area greater than 10m2 (i.e 3 x 3.3, 4 x 2.5).
A pergola is an unroofed open structure that is typically attached to a house.
A building permit is required if the pergola is
Greater than 20m2 in area
No further forward than 2.5m from the front wall of a building
More than 3.6m high.
A building permit is required to construct a shed if it is:
More than 10m2 and more than 3 metres high (or 2.4 metres if located within 1 metre of a boundary)
A building permit is required to construct a verandah of any kind.
Note: You will need to contact a Building Surveyor to discuss your proposed project and ask what documentation is required for a building permit. The local phone book can be of assistance in finding a building surveyor.