Replacing a farm shed
After the 2019-2020 bushfires, many farming communities need to do rebuilding work. We're helping farmers replace damaged or destroyed sheds more easily with exemptions to the building regulations and fees that usually apply.
Exemptions in fire-affected areas
Details of the exemptions, which were put in place at the February 2020 Council meeting, are as follows:
- The exemption only applies to unoccupied farm sheds.
- Under the National Construction Code the exemption applies to ‘Class 10A’ buildings (the only class of building that can be exempted by Council).
- The building is to be constructed within a fire-affected area on farm land and is to be used for farming purposes.
- For safety reasons, the building is to be built by a suitably qualified and experienced company using plans, materials and construction methods that are considered appropriate for a building of its type.
To be considered, you need to complete a basic application form together with a site plan. A planning permit and other regulations may still apply.
Find out more
If you're looking to replace a farm shed, please contact the recovery team before you start work. One of our planners will confirm what documentation and permits are relevant to your property.
Contact the recovery team on:
- 1800 518 222