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

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What approvals do I need? - Pergolas

Description A pergola is an unroofed open framework structure used for shading and screening – covering is limited to battens, open lattice and/or shade cloth.
Do I need approval?


Planning approval is only required for pergolas on land zoned as Rural Resource, General Rural or Special Rural. Should your land be zoned outside of those categories, Planning approval is not required.


Pergolas need a building permit when the structure exceeds 20m2. A permit is not required for a pergola that is less than 20m2 and less than 2.4m in height unless there is already an existing pergola on the property.


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 Pergolas & Shade Sails Information Sheet for a complete list of the information required to apply for a building permit.

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