Inspections and Exemptions

​Booking an Inspection

Inspections for Council approved building work can be arranged by contacting Council on (07) 5462 0344 during business hours. Please allow 48 hours' notice.​


Some minor buildings are considered self assessable development and don't need building approval if they comply with the relevant building and planning codes and regulations.

For example, a small shed (Class 10 building) is self assessable if it is:

  • No more than 10m2,
  • No more than 2.4m high,
  • Has a mean height of no more than 2.1m above natural ground level,
  • No longer than 5m on any side,
  • Located to comply with the QDC MP1.1 or MP1.2 setbacks, and
  • Not located over or near a sewer main or manhole.

Please note that most farm buildings will require a building approval.  The only exceptions are small class 10 (private garage or the like) that are located on land used for agricultural, floricultural, horticultural or pastoral purposes; and no part of the class 10 is within 200m of a road or a boundary of the land on which the class 10 is situated and the class 10 does not form part of a swimming pool or its fence.  Intensive horticultural buildings (grow houses​/greenhouses) will require a building approval even if they are not roofed or walled.

Page reviewed: 22 Sep 2020 2:41pm