February 2020 Blog
SUNSHINE COAST COUNCIL SHED AND GARAGE
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
- Building work
- Plumbing or drainage work
- Operational work
- Material change of use of premises
- Clearing native vegetation
- Demolition of an existing building
Here are four conditions you may not know, before building your Sunshine Coast shed!
- 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
- 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.
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.
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