SheShed kitsets are pre-approved as Class 10A non-habitable sheds that can be exempt from requiring development consent when building in most areas of NSW as long as you follow some specific rules. See our summary of the relevant points below, or Click here to read the full NSW legislation.
Please note that this is our best understanding of the rules at the time of writing this article, and as the rules change from time to time and the interpretation may be different in different areas, this article must not be considered as covering all relevant aspects, or taken as legal advice. The SheShed team always recommend you check with your local council if you have any questions about local building requirements.
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Note: Composting toilets and rainwater collection may be ok, but you'll need to check with your local council as there may be other requirements for these. It's also worth looking into portable shower and toilet units as viable options within the consent rules.
Note: If you're building on any zone other than RU1, RU2, RU3, RU4 or RU6, your shed must be "located behind the building line of any road frontage".
(Including but not limited to carports, other garden sheds, gazebos and greenhouses etc)
If you don't meet one of the points above, you might still be able to build your shed, but you will most likely need to check with your local council and/or get planning approval.
If it turns out that you are likely to require planning approval or development consent, don't panic, this does not mean you can't build your SheShed, it just means you need to get more information and may have a few extra requirements to consider.
You can find more information about your next steps here on the New South Wales Planning Portal website.