Sunshine Coast Council shed and garage Construction requirements

February 2020 Blog

SUNSHINE COAST COUNCIL SHED AND GARAGE

, Sunshine Coast Council shed and garage Construction requirements

CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS

Are you looking to build a shed or garage on the Sunshine Coast? Whether it is a carport, curved roof

shed, gable shed, industrial shed or liveable dwelling, did you know there are specific building and

construction requirements you need to follow? The local council enforces a range of rules for builders

of Sunshine Coast sheds, all of which we cover in our blog below. So, continue reading on to learn

more about building approvals and codes you need to follow before progressing with your Sunshine

Coast shed build.

WHY DO YOU NEED CERTIFICATION?

Sunshine Coast shed builds will always require council approval before the start of any

construction. This is to ensure your Sunshine Coast shed follows the correct development codes and

requirements including:

  • Building work
  • Plumbing or drainage work
  • Operational work
  • Material change of use of premises
  • Clearing native vegetation
  • Demolition of an existing building

REQUIREMENTS

Here are four conditions you may not know, before building your Sunshine Coast shed!

Residential Areas

  • Distance: The Sunshine Coast Council’s Shed Planning Scheme requires that your garage

must be setback at least 6 metres from the road frontage?

  • Height: Without relaxation from the council, the height of your new carport cannot exceed the

height of 3.6 metres.

  • Space: Without relaxation from the council, the total floor area cannot exceed more than

56m2.

  • Parking: On dwellings that exceed more than 300m2, the Sunshine Coast Council enforce the

build of on-site parking, and this includes at least one park behind the building.

BUILDING APPROVAL

WE DO THIS FOR  YOU! To gain building approval for sheds on the Sunshine Coast, we contact your the local certifier

who will be able to assess whether your shed or garage complies with council rules. We take care of your application and progress steps.

For Sunshine Coast shed approvals, a building application, approval,  final inspection are the lodgement steps to get your new shed certified.

Building approvals then are placed on your property’s council file, ensuring information for further

assessments is up to date.

BUILDING CODES OF AUSTRALIA

The Queensland Building and Construction Commission have a list of classifications for placing

various types of sheds and buildings into their categories. While some smaller sheds don’t require

Council approval, liveable dwellings, commercials steel sheds and some structures do require

certifications. Please take a look at our table below to see the QBCC’s Classes of Buildings.

, Sunshine Coast Council shed and garage Construction requirements

 

NEED HELP WITH YOUR NEXT SHED ON THE SUNSHINE COAST?

If you’re looking to build a garage or shed on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, we highly advise that

you talk to a qualified and trusted professional who can assist you from Council submission through to

completion.