Some small scale and low impact developments (eg: decks, fences, bbqs, pergolas, privacy screens) can be constructed without any planning approval.
The Planning NSW Interactive Buildings web service provides useful information on exempt development.
Click here to view the Exempt Development - Interactive Buildings web service.
If your proposal does not meet all of the Exempt Development provisions, it requires the submission and subsequent approval of an application before you can start any work.
Should you have any further questions in relation to Exempt Development, please contact Council's Duty Building Surveyor on (02) 9839-6000.