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Check the area of a lot in a General or Neighbourhood Residential Zone

As the owner of a lot in a General or Neighbourhood Residential Zone, the size of your lot, and the measurements of your structure help determine whether you need planning permission for your project.

To construct a carport or garage, you need a Planning Permit if the area of the lot is less than 500sqm.

To construct a shed or gazebo, you need a Planning Permit when:

  • the area of the lot is less than 500sqm
  • the gross floor area of the shed or gazebo exceeds 10sqm, and
  • the height of the shed or gazebo is more than 3m.

Note that height is measured from natural ground level to the top of the structure.

Do the size of my residential lot and measurements of my structure require that I apply for a Planning Permit?