Rules for sea container use
The City of Karratha issued 25 infringements last month to people who failed to comply with regulations regarding sea containers on residential property.
Like any shed or outbuilding on residential property, sea containers require a permit to comply with Australian building standards.
City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said all sea containers needed to be properly secured to avoid damage in cyclone season.
“While they are generally suitable in themselves, sea containers also need to be adequately tied down,” he said. “For the safety of all and as with all other structures, we require a permit to be issued.
“In the majority of cases, the City requests the owner makes an application to our town planning and building service units to have the sea container approved — this includes engineer-certified tiedown details to prevent movement and damage to other structure or injury during a cyclone.”
Property owners are given a onemonth notice to make a submission to the City for approval and comply with their regulations.
If the requirements are not met or are ignored, an infringement will be served.