How far from the property boundaries can you site your dwelling, shed, etc?
For Lots under 450 m2 see http://www.hpw.qld.gov.au/SiteCollectionDocuments/mp1-1.pdf
For Lots 450 m2 and over see http://www.hpw.qld.gov.au/SiteCollectionDocuments/mp1-2.pdf
Are you in a bushfire area? Your building may require additional construction materials.
The level of protection is determined by the Australian Standard AS3959-2009.
Please contact Council for further information on 1300 005 872.
Is your building energy efficient?
Energy Efficiency is a fast moving area of building which is regularly being updated within the building codes.
Dwellings and Units (Class 1 & 2 buildings) must have a 6 star rating. Energy consultants can compute the star rating of your building or you can use a deemed to satisfy method.
These buildings must comply with the requirements of the Queensland Development Code:
Part MP4.1 – Sustainable Buildings see http://www.hpw.qld.gov.au/SiteCollectionDocuments/QDCMP4.1SustainableBuildingsCurrent.pdf
Part MP4.2 – Water Saving Targets see http://www.hpw.qld.gov.au/SiteCollectionDocuments/QDCMP4.2RainwaterTanksAndOtherSupplementaryWaterSupplySystemsCurrent.pdf
Are you building your own home?
You are required to obtain an owner builder permit if the value of your building project exceeds
$11 000.00 - further details can be obtained from the:
Do you have a complaint?