Our neighbour has recently built a huge deck in his backyard that is mounted to the top of the roof of the house.
It has a pitched roof and it is around 5 m high.
As we had no notification that it was being built I contacted ACTPLA to see if it had DA approval as it states on their site that 4m is the maximum height.
They wrote back saying it had building approval and was exempt from DA.
The project had been submitted as a building extension and not a deck and no notification was required.
I was just wondering how common this is?
I have read another article about a sunroom that is a simillar case but the deck has no walls or windows and looks nothing like the house so I am not sure how it can be classified as an extension.