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City Of Bayswater

Unauthorised Structure

Unauthorised structures are structures where the City has no record of approval.

When applying to have an unauthorised structure recognised, the City requires an application for a Building Approval Certificate (BAC). The minimum requirements for a BAC are:

-  Site plan at a scale of no less than 1:200. 
-  Plan view of the unauthorised work showing all relevant details and dimensions at a scale of no less than 1:100. 
-  At least two elevations of the unauthorised works at a scale of no less than 1:100. 
-  At least one section through the unauthorised works at a scale of no less than 1:100. 
Certificate of Construction Compliance or Certificate of Building Compliance from a registered Building Surveyor.

All unauthorised structures need to be certified by a suitably qualified person. Certification from a suitably qualified person may be required prior to a Certificate of Construction or Building Compliance being signed by the registered Building Surveyor.

The City may carry out an inspection and issue the Certificate of Construction or Building Compliance for a fee. Prior to any certification being issued from the City, the owner will require an inspection and certification from a suitably qualified person as to the suitability of the structure as noted in the table below.

Type of Work Suitably Qualified Person Comment
Patios/pergolas open Accredited building surveyor
Structural engineer
Registered builder
Registered builder and building surveyor only if all elements are open and can be seen
Patios/pergolas enclosed Accredited building surveyor
Structural engineer
Building surveyor for Building Code compliance
Structural engineer for structural soundness of the building
Swimming pool Accredited building surveyor
Structural engineer
Building surveyor for compliance to the swimming pool barrier
Structural engineer for structural soundness of the pool
Retaining wall Structural engineer Structural engineer for structural soundness of the wall
Dwelling or additions to a dwelling and commercial Accredited building surveyor
Structural engineer
Building surveyor for Building Code compliance
Structural engineer for structural soundness of the building
Garage, carport and/or shed not attached to a dwelling. Accredited building surveyor
Structural engineer
Building surveyor for Building Code compliance
Structural engineer for structural soundness of the building

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