Event temporary buildings and structures

Any stages, marquees or other temporary structures you want to have at your event need to be included on your site plan. Your structures need to be safe and you may need engineering certification and building approval for certain structures.

Examples of temporary buildings and structures include:

  • marquees
  • viewing towers
  • tents
  • spectator seating stands
  • stages.

All temporary structures must be constructed in accordance with all relevant Australian Standards and must not be left unattended at any time without barricading, signage and security staff.

Engineering certification

Engineering certification must be obtained for all tents and marquees over 100 square metres and all stages and grandstands, regardless of size. You need to provide copies of the relevant paperwork to the inspecting Council officer on the day of the event.

Building approval

In addition to engineering certification, building approval is required for any temporary structures that are more than 100 square metres but less than 500 square metres. These structures must comply with the requirements of the Queensland Development Code MP3.2 Tents. You must ensure all conditions applied by the private certifier are adhered to and provide Council with copies of all certification.

For structures exceeding 500 square metres, phone Council's Business Hotline on 133 BNE (133 263) for specific advice, as development approval may be required.

Last updated: 10 May 2019

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