This exemption is for erection of a temporary structure(s) for less than 30 consecutive calendar days.
Examples of typical temporary structures include:
- marquee, tent or gazebo
- shipping container
- performance stages and staging equipment.
Standard Exemption 12. Temporary Structures
General conditions (see page 6 of Government Gazette) apply to the use of all Standard Exemptions and must be complied with.
The following specified activities/works to an item do not require approval under subsection 57(1) of the Heritage Act 1977 if the specified activities/works are undertaken in accordance with each of the relevant standards prescribed below.
- The construction or installation of a temporary structure or structures.
- Activities/works must not involve alteration to (including penetrations), damage to, or the removal of, significant fabric.
- Any excavation must comply with Standard Exemption 8: Excavation*.
- Temporary structure/structures may be internal or external to items or buildings.
- The temporary structure or structures must not be located where it could:
- damage (including through use of the temporary structure) significant fabric or
- endanger significant fabric, including landscape or archaeological features, or
- obstruct significant views to and from the item, or
- detract from the significance of the item, or
- reduce the ability to appreciate the item.
- Existing public access to the item must be maintained and not restricted.
- The temporary structure or structures must not be erected for more than 30 consecutive calendar days (inclusive of set-up, pack-down and removal).
- No further temporary structure or structures may be erected again on the site, under this exemption within a period of 90 calendar days.
*Note on Standard Exemption 8: Excavation Any excavation or disturbance of land requires compliance with Standard Exemption “8: Excavation” relevant standards (b), (c) and (d). Compliance with Standard Exemption “8: Excavation” specified activities/works (a) is not required. However, if the activities/works cannot comply with the relevant standards, then approval is required.