Any building work carried out within the South Burnett Regional Council must be approved, either by Council or by a Private Building Certifier prior to the commencement of work.
Building work includes but is not limited to:
- Construction of new Buildings
- Alterations and/or additions to existing buildings, including shop fitouts
- Demolitions and removals
- Re stumping
- Enclosing areas under high-set buildings or enclosing verandahs
- Garages, carports and garden sheds
A swimming pool is defined as a structure that is:
- capable of being filled to a depth of 300mm, or
- has a volume of more than 2000 litres,
- or has a filtration system.
All pools require building approval, including in-ground, aboveground and inflatable pools. Please check with Council prior to purchasing a pool of any description. Council will give advice on the type of fencing required, as this varies depending on the proposed pool, and to ensure that boundary setbacks and clearance from sewer lines can be achieved.
Pool Safety requirements
All pools (and spas) in Queensland must be fenced and registered on the Pool Safety Council register.
The register includes a record of pools in Queensland, pool safety certificates issued and a list of all licensed pool safety inspectors.
To download the mandatory building development application forms, please visit the Department of Infrastructure, Local Government & Planning website.
Here is a guide designed to assist applicants when completing DA Form 1 - Development application details and DA Form 2 - Building work details.
For all applications, you must:
- complete relevant forms;
- provide any mandatory supporting information identified on the forms as being required to accompany your application;
- lodge the application, including the relevant forms, with the relevant assessment manager (generally the relevant local government).
- Pay any relevant application fees.