You may need a Planning Permit to construct a deck on your property. You always need a Building Permit.
How to use this guide
To help you work out which permits you need, read Before you begin then start at Step 1. You will need to answer the questions one at a time. You may be asked to provide information about the height of the deck, the zone and size of the property.
Before you begin
Before finalising your design:
- Check whether your project involves removing, pruning or carrying out works near a protected tree. You may need a permit for the tree works.
- Check for easements on your property. When an easement is obstructed, it can prevent important maintenance work and block the flow of stormwater. If your plans affect an easement, it may be necessary to modify your plans.
- See if the property is listed under Schedule to Clause 51.01 Specific Sites and Exclusions. If the property is listed, contact Statutory Planning on 9278 4888 to find out about special restrictions and exemptions that apply.
Contact Statutory Planning or Building Services for general enquiries, or if you need help with either a Planning or Building Permit.