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Hi, I have a property within the City of Stirling and am

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I have a property within the City of Stirling and am in the process of getting retro approval for some works completed prior to me owning the property.

The City have indicated that I require a BAC for a shade cloth pergola less than 20m2 and less than 2.4m high.

I was of the understanding that a BAC was not required as exempt under class 10 building standards.

Are you able to advise?

Thanks Michael


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Welcome to Just Answer!.

I see no one has helped you so far. The reason for that is that no one can speak for your local building inspection department or the vagaries with staffing, and sometimes their need to generate income for the city by demanding building permits where a building permit may not actually be required, even by their own local ordinances.

Generally speaking, if an item is not permantly attached to the house or the property, such as a shed just sitting on blocks, there is no need for a building permit..thats the predominant standard.

if you called the pergola a 'tent' the staffer involved would be less likely to think it is a permanent structure.

Let me know what you think about that, we can discuss it without any time limit as long as you do not rate me negatively for my efforts.... your positive rating and my compensation thereby is entirely optional on your part.

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