These structures require building approval from a private building certifier when any of the following occur:
- the floor area is greater than 10 square metres
- if the side is greater than five metres in length
- the mean height is more than 2.1 metres or height exceeds 2.4 metres above the level of natural ground
- it is attached to a dwelling.
Sheds (garden sheds)
All garden sheds are to be located a minimum of six metres from any road boundary i.e. front fence line. A roof water drainage system may need to be installed.
Carports whether attached to a house or free standing will need building approval from a private building certifier.
A pergola must remain unroofed or covered in shade cloth only. If an existing pergola is proposed to be roofed or attached to any other structure, building approval from a private building certifier is required.