letter box / bin shelters in Canberra?

clp 17 August 2011 3

Ok so I know these structures can look atrocious but I am sure I can make a decent looking one.

My only question is (knowing how rule-bound anything to do with building on the boundary is) can I build one on a residential block?

We have a large set-back and it wouldn’t encroach on anything.

At present our wheelie bins live on the driveway next to the house – but when we build our garage (DA approved) next to our house there won’t be much of a spot to keep the bins.

Plus our letter box needs tarting up so I thought I would combine the 2 – maybe with some timber panelling as well as masonry for the letterbox itself.

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3 Responses to letter box / bin shelters in Canberra?
blowers blowers 9:06 am 18 Aug 11

Wouldnt you prefer to have the bins close to the house to dispose of rubbish and then move them towards the road only on bin day?

JC JC 8:37 am 18 Aug 11

Just one though, if you were to store your bins that close to the road, what would stop people using your bins as public bins?

clp clp 2:27 pm 17 Aug 11

My husband has helpfully sent me this:


I couldn’t seem to find it before. Mind you I think you could still do it somehow – if it went along the driveway.

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