A temporary structure includes tents, marquees, stalls, hoardings, scaffolding and ground anchoring/shoring systems and any other structure that is not permanent.
Exempt and complying development
Some temporary structures such as small tents, marquees, booths, fete stalls and stages/platforms proposed to be placed on private land can, when meeting certain criteria, be installed and used without the need to obtain an approval from the City. These types of temporary structures are called ‘exempt development’.
Larger temporary structures on private land require approval (a complying development certificate) from either the City or a private accredited certifier. Further details can be found under the State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008 which is available from the NSW legislation website.
Development consent required
Where temporary structures are not exempt or cannot be approved through a complying development certificate, development consent will be required through lodging a development application.
Where temporary structures are proposed to be installed on City owned/controlled land (parks, squares, reserves and so on) approval must be obtained.
Hoardings and scaffolding
For hoardings and scaffolding associated with a development or worksite, approval is required.
Approval is also required for shoring and ground anchoring where it supports the City’s roads and footpaths.
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|Hoardings and scaffolding policy 2017||PDF 2.8 MB||Download|
|Guidelines for hoardings and scaffolding||PDF 16.0 MB||Download|
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Last updated: Tuesday, 3 January 2017