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    I just bought a granny flat kit for the old mans property, before building approval lol, gee I hope FC Council doesn't dud me or I may have to call it a gazebo instead lmao.
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    LOL........Our rather large kennel room and run is called a chook pen on council paperwork. Funny how Councils work........Over lawed.....
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    So can you put a normal dog run in without permission?

    We are hoping to get a large run soon (you know, a big cage) with a kennel in and itll have a roof and a floor too...will we need permission for that or is it only permanent structures?

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    I don't know I wouldnt put it past councils to use nearmap to search for new structures, it's all about money.

    a mates rant lol and he goes off like a frog in a sock.

    Bloody Council...

    I am putting up a cubby house in the backyard for my kids, and rang the council to check If I need approval. They classified it as a double storey outhouse & said I need to get permission from all 4 adjoining neighbors, pay $265 for the permit & wait 4 – 8 weeks for approval.

    All for a kids cubby.... No wonder everyone hates councils bureaucracy gone mad
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    Our is a twelve by twelve insulated room with a twelve by sixteen eight foot high run........A friendly site Inspector said if we called it a chook run, no paperwork required, even though it has a reinforced concrete floor. if we called it a Kennel it would need permission, some $$$'s for permits and need to be inspected pre and post. he has since seen it anyway and likes it, We build it for high wind too. But it was a lot less hassle. Our barn was a lot of hassle (six stables with a tack and feed room) . But our hay shed and rural shed (huge four bay and two closed bays) were none at all...go figure!!!. It is all about laws and by laws and terminology used.
    So call it a chook pen or make it mobile, no concrete floor.
    We are Rural, so we do not have the permission problem from neighbours (yet, I am sure that will happen too)
    We are lucky that the guys here, rurally are pretty friendly. Unlike our neighbouring shire Indigo, where they are very ridged
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    When my parents bought their house they had been living there almost a year and a council guy came knocking on the door to inspect the property for a garage.

    The previous owners had submitted the plans but went ahead and built the garage anyway before they were approved... it took them almost 2 years to come out and inspect the property.

    Thankfully they just approved it on the spot as it was all to regulations but it could have easily gone the other way and they could have made them tear it down... a garage they thought was just part of the house they bought!

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    We have a kit carport that isn't council approved, apparently the approval is pre done or something... was like that when we bought the house so that's how it will stay. We are in the very slow process of building a 9 x 15 shed for the OH though at the moment, I got someone else to do our council and they just adjusted the details to save us a heap of time and money with inspections etc.

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    Only this morning I read that the next council along from ours is allowing buildings under 60mtrs sq to be built without any council hassles.

    Some years ago I lived in a council where if you declared it a bomb shelter you could get away with erecting another dwelling .

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