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What approvals do I need? - Shade sails

Description A shade sail is a shade cloth structure designed to provide permanent shade that is attached to steel posts, the dwelling or surrounding structures. If a non-pervious roof covering is to be used, ie. canvas sheeting, please also refer to the Patios information page.
Do I need approval?

Planning

Planning approval is only required when the proposed shade sail varies to the standards of the Residential Design Codes.

Building

Shade sails need a building permit when the structure exceeds 20m2. A permit is not required for a shade sail that is less than 20m2 and less than b2.4m in height unless there is already an existing shade sail on the property.

 

What do I need to submit?

Planning

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

Building

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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