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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

Building Classifications

Building classifications as defined in the National Construction Code Building Code of Australia as amended.

View more information with the Australian Building Codes Board:

Swimming Pools/Spas

New pools/spas

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, above ground, spas and inflatable pools.

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.

Pool Safety - Department of House and Public Works

Required forms for all Building Applications

To download the mandatory building development application forms, please visit the Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning website.

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); and
  • Pay any relevant application fees.

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Building Documents and Forms

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