Consult with Council
Discussing your ideas with Council staff will minimise the likelihood of you proposing to build something that Council is unlikely to approve, saving you time and money. Your initial enquiries should be with Council's Duty Building or Planning Officer at Council's Administration Centre.
Please be aware that at this point Council's officers can advise only whether the ideas presented to them may meet with Council's requirements. Until an application is assessed staff cannot advise you whether you will get Council approval.