; What approvals do I need? - Patios - City of Wanneroo

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What approvals do I need? - Patios

Description An open sided structure enclosed on no more than half of its perimeter with a roof cover that is impervious to water and used for outdoor entertainment.
Do I need approval?

A planning approval will NOT be required if the patio is compliant with the Residential Design Codes in the following zones:

  • Residential 
  • Mixed Use
  • Business
  • Commercial
  • Rural Community
  • Special Residential

In the following zones a planning approval is always required for a Patio:

  • Rural Resource
  • General Rural
  • Special Rural  

Please note: A planning approval should be obtained prior to submitting for a building permit.

A building permit is required for patios greater than 10m2. Patios that are less than 10m2 and under 2.4m in height do not require Council approval unless there is already a patio situated on the property and/or the patio is going to be attached to an existing building.

What do I need to submit?


Please refer to our DA Checklist - Residential Additions for a complete list of the information required to apply for planning approval.


Please refer to our Patio Information Sheet for a complete list of the information required to apply for a building permit.

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