A carport is a roofed structure designed to accommodate one or more vehicles. The carport must be unenclosed, meaning the carport is not covered by more than two permanent walls.

If you're planning to build a new carport, it's important to ensure that your project aligns with the Local Planning Policy and/or the State Planning Policy 7.3 Residential Design Codes Volume 1.

You have two options to meet these guidelines:

  • Deemed-to-Comply Design: You can choose this path if your project adheres to all the relevant guidelines in volume 1 part 5.2.1 setback of garages and carports and/or guidelines outlined in the Local Planning Policy.
  • Compliance with Design Principles: Alternatively, you can demonstrate that your project complies with the essential design principles laid out in the design guidelines of the Residential Design Codes Volume 1 part 5.2.1.

Do I Need Development Approval?

Development approval will be required when the proposed works do not meet all of the relevant deemed-to-comply criteria set on the Residential Design Codes and/or Local Planning Policy.

For detailed information on these requirements and additional necessary documents, you can refer to the Carports Checklist. You can also find more information on carport development in the Local Planning Policies.

How to Apply for Development Approval

 Your application for Development Approval must include the following:

  • A completed City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Development Application Form 1, signed by the legal owners and applicant
  • Payment of the application fees
  • A current Certificate of Title
  • A Site Plan (1:100 or 1:200 scale) of the property showing where the outbuilding will be located, including the distance from boundaries
  • Floor plans and elevations (1:100 or 1:200 scale) of the property showing where the Carport will be located
  • Any other information stated on the Development Application Carport Checklist.