I am planning to build a workshop of about 20 square metre - standard portal steel frame with colourbond roof and walls and as it is larger than the "10 square metre no permit required size" I enquired with the local council about the cost of a building permit. They say $750 minimum. A local building surveyor was no better - he quoted $900 plus GST plus $30 council lodgement fee.
This is a bit pricey for basically 2 visits - one to look at the foundation holes and another to inspect the completed structure !
What prices have others paid for a shed building permit ?