Home building designers in Penshurst: Building a Carport - exempted?
Are you short of car parking space?
Are you thinking of doing a carport?
Do you have the space?
Do you need DA approval?
Under the Statement Environmental Planning Policy, building a carport may be considered as an exempted development.
Under Subdivision 10 (2.19), it states;
The construction or installation of a carport is development specified for this code if it is not constructed or installed on or in a heritage item or a draft heritage item or on land in a foreshore area.
What are the regulations if I want to build a carport then?
Depending on the land zone that your property is on, there may be variations to the rules applied.
Some of the main regulations include (but not limited to):
1. The roof of the development must be located at least 500mm from each lot boundary.
2. If it is located on bush fire prone land and is less than 5m from a dwelling—be constructed of non-combustible material
3. Be not higher than 3m above ground level (existing) or, if attached to an existing single storey dwelling, be not higher than the roof gutter line
4. Be located at least 1m behind the building line of any road frontage
5. Not result in a building classified under the Building Code of Australia as class 7a
6. not have a floor area more than:
(i) for a lot larger than 300m2 in a rural zone or Zone R5—50m2, or
(ii) for a lot larger than 300m2 in a zone other than a rural zone or Zone R5—25m2, or
(iii) for a lot 300m2 or less in any zone—20m2
7. Have 2 or more sides open and not less than one-third of its perimeter open
To learn more about carport exempted development, always seek the local council for advice.