Sheds, patios, pergolas and shade sails

Sheds

​A building permit is not required if the proposed shed is freestanding, not more than 10m2 in area and/or not more than 2.4m in height.

For further information, view the information handout about sheds.

Patios

A patio is a pergola with an impervious roof covering (eg. colourbond or polycarbonate sheeting). Permits are dependent on several factors including the size of the patio.

For more information about building a patio, see 'What is a Patio'? 

Pergolas

​A pergola is an open sided structure used for shading and screening, with a permeable roof cover (e.g. shade cloth, lattice or timber battens). A pergola with an impervious roof covering is considered a patio by the City of Kwinana.

When is a building permit required for a pergola? ​

Any proposed unenclosed pergola that is more than 20m2 in area and/or is more than 2.4m in height will require a building permit.

Shade Sails

A shade sail is a piece of permeable fabric that is fixed to timber or metal posts.

When is a building permit required for a shade sail?

Any proposed shade sail more than 10m2 in area and/or is more than 2.4m in height will require a building permit

Note: A building permit and/or planning approval will be required for most proposed outbuildings. Please contact Building Services 9439 0472 for more information.​​

Applications

To apply for a building permit, see permits and applications.

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