What do I need Council approval for?

  • The construction of the following requires a building license:
    1. dwelling or dwelling addition;
    2. commercial building;
    3. patio or pergola;
    4. swimming pool (above and below ground) and outdoor spa;
    5. front fence in the residential area located in the front setback that is greater than 1200mm in height;
    6. fences that do not compy with Council's local laws;
    7. retaining walls greater than 500mm in height;
    8. gazebo;
    9. garage; and
    10. outbuilding (sheds) exceeding 10m2 in area

  • A building license must also be issued prior to undertaking alterations to a commercial building, structural modifications, internal fit-out over $12,000 in value and changes to an existing shop-front.

  • Planning approval is required prior to undertaking development (see item 6).

  • Stallholders permit is required for persons wishing to conduct a food stall, cake stall, sausage sizzle, sell raffle tickets or run a petition on a Council thoroughfare or public place.

  • Permit is required for persons wishing to place advertising signage and/or display merchandise or other items on a Council thoroughfare or public place.

  • Outdoor eating facility approval is required by persons wishing to operate an alfresco dining facility on a Council thoroughfare or public place.

  • Traders permit is required by persons whising to trade on a Council thoroughfare or public place.
Contact Details
Contact Peter Zenni 
Executive Manager of Development Services
Phone (08) 9041 1611
Fax (08) 9041 2379
Email emds@merredin.wa.gov.au 
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