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#1 luke's mummu

Posted 16 December 2012 - 03:57 PM

I am just curious. I saw our neighbour 2 doors down having a full load of wood delivered 4 weeks ago. I saw her around at school and asked her what they were building. She told me it was a new shed, their old one was falling down.

It's obviously not just a new shed! Also includes a skateboard ramp. I can see the top of it over our fence. Can clearly hear skateboards and today saw kids lined up on it wearing helmets.


It's a bit noisy when we are in the backyard, but I am not planning on complaining, as we don't spend heaps of time in our backyard anyway. I tried to look on our council's' website but couldn't see anything about them.


Does anyone know if you need council permission to build a skateboard ramp in your backyard? And also to build a wooden shed in a new position in your backyard?



Just curious, and also we will need a new shed soonish....


Thanks, Lisa

#2 countrymel

Posted 16 December 2012 - 04:07 PM

No idea on the skateboard ramp - but wow what a cool idea!

In our council you need to get a permit for any permanent works.  They check on the yard footprint and will come around and slap a fine on you if a new building has appeared from one aerial shot to the next!

When we rebuilt our two sheds we stayed on the same footprint so if we were questioned they were 'renovations/repairs' not new buildings!  (no-one did)

#3 #tootired

Posted 16 December 2012 - 04:16 PM

In our council you need a permit to build anything!

Please don't tell me to have your own skatepark is the new fad....my kids would be in heaven!

#4 *LucyE*

Posted 16 December 2012 - 04:20 PM

Our council has exemptions for children's play equipment. I suppose a skate ramp could be interpreted as such original.gif

I would be checking public liability insurance to make sure your covered (if anyone was building one). We've been jumping through hoops to have some play equipment installed. Surprisingly, for once, the council weren't the problem. Supposedly, there's new laws regarding negligence with play equipment and everyone wanted someone else to bear the ultimate responsibility.

#5 nup

Posted 16 December 2012 - 04:20 PM

In our council you can build skate ramps and garden sheds without approval. Your local council should have a public document that states what requires approval.

OP sounds a bit Mrs Mangle.

#6 Jembo

Posted 16 December 2012 - 04:49 PM

It would most likely depend on the size of it as to whether you need a permit or not.  In some Councils a cubby house requires one, so it all really depends on what your local one states as they vary from Council to Council.

#7 julz78

Posted 16 December 2012 - 04:53 PM

It would probably all depend on the size of the ramp. If it is just a mini ramp I see no problems but if it is a large tall ramp they may need council approval particularly if it is over a certain height and the kids will be standing on a high platform and possibly intruding on the neighbours privacy. If my neighbour built a full size ramp in their backyard and had kids gawking over the fence I would not be impressed.

This is basically how it works with our council you can put up cubby houses and the like without approval but once it reaches a certain height (not particularly high) you then need approval and neighbours will be consulted. Check your council website, they may have this information on it, ours does.

#8 Old Grey Mare

Posted 16 December 2012 - 04:55 PM

I don't know about needing a permit but I think anyone putting in a backyard skate ramp needs their head examined. The noise...............and I thought basketball rings were bad enough.

#9 luke's mummu

Posted 16 December 2012 - 07:33 PM

QUOTE (blithely2 @ 16/12/2012, 05:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
In our council you can build skate ramps and garden sheds without approval. Your local council should have a public document that states what requires approval.

OP sounds a bit Mrs Mangle.



Thanks ladies I did look at the council website but couldn't find anything.

I am kind of hurt. I find talking to the Mums at the school gate very difficult, even after 2 years of school gates. I actually just asked her for something to say, rather then just starting at the fence while all the other Mums were chatting. At that stage I could see what I presumed was the framework for a garden shed, but it is the framework for the skateboard ramp. So it was already partly built when I spoke to her and she lied about it.


But maybe it's better to stand and stare at the school fences than have people accuse you of being Mrs Mangle!

Edited by luke's mummu, 16 December 2012 - 07:34 PM.


#10 Laborious Nicety

Posted 16 December 2012 - 07:37 PM

ouch to the Mrs Mangle comment sad.gif

OP I would suspect in that case she needed a permit and knew she did--maybe she was hoping you would not notice the ramp!  I'd be upset to have something as noisy as that next door.




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