Site plans for Class 10 buildings
By Danielle Warfe
25 April 2018
Did you know that you can draw the site plan for your Class 10 building yourself? Pretty cool, but there are some things you need to be aware of before cracking open the textas.
Class 10 buildings include sheds, garages, retaining walls and fences. If they’re under certain size limits you can go ahead and build them as low risk work without needing a building surveyor. If they’re over the size limits, you’ll need to get plans drawn up by a designer and have them reviewed and certified by a building surveyor (the size limits are found in the Director’s Determination).
But even if your plans need to be reviewed by us, you can still draw up the site plan yourself. This might be useful when you’re building a prefab shed and have all the supplier’s documentation but no site plan.
A site plan is required for all building projects needing approval. It tells us where your building will be positioned on the allotment, how close you are to the boundaries or other buildings, whether you’re far enough from any infrastructure, and how your drainage is going to work.
So your site plan needs to include the right information. This information is found in the Schedule 1 of the Director’s Specified List (p. 29), and we’ve extracted the relevant bits in a handy download for you here.