Canberra: approvals needed for building a rumpus room in the back

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  1. protoplasts

    protoplasts New Member

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    Hi Every one,

    I have just bought three bed room house in Canberra. The house is only 104 m2 in size and size is 1059 m2. I would like the extend it by building a rumpus room at the back with colorbond roof and concrete block or brick wall. What form of approvals do i need before and after building this extension.

    According to my research:

    The development is exempt from needing building approval provided that:

    · it is not more than 3m above ground

    · the floor level is not more than 1m above ground

    · the frame does not have an unsupported span (including any cantilever) of more than 4m

    · the roof (including a sail or sail-like element) plan area is not more than 25m2

    Garages, sheds and gazebos - Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate - Planning

    It also says that :

    · if the block size is not more than 500m2, a max plan area of 10m2 applies

    · if the block size is 500m2 to 600m2, a max plan area of 25m2 applies

    · if the block size is 600m2 or more, a max plan area of 50m2 applies


    My block size is 1059 m2. So am I right to assume that I can build a 50 m2 rumpus room without any developemnt approval. What form of approvals do i need before and after building this extension.

    Any advice is welcome
     
  2. D.T.

    D.T. Specialist Property Manager Business Member

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    You're reading the section on pergolas and gazebos. Extensions require approval from ACTPLA
     
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  3. Joynz

    Joynz Well-Known Member

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  4. protoplasts

    protoplasts New Member

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    thanks every one. Really appreciated
     

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