Do you require engineer drawings or plans?
There can be a few instances when a retaining wall can be installed on residential properties under exempt development where no council approval is required when certain, general criteria is met. Please check with your local council regarding their specific limitations as each council may have different requirements. This information can usually be sourced on your local councils’ website.
Such general criteria may include (and may not be limited to) the following:
For further information on requirements check out our engineering specs here:
If your wall is structural, quite tall and/or retaining a lot of soil or heavy rock etc. you will require some form of engineering plan. If you are submitting your plans to council you will often need some form of engineering plans also. Your council should be able to advise you if your submission requires this.
Not sure where to start?
In general, a civil engineer is sought out to provide solutions on Roads, buildings, dams and water treatment etc. A structural engineer will concentrate on design, building and/or analysis of structural (load bearing/resisting) structures.
Royals & Co have sourced contact information for both structural and Civil engineers to help you on your way*.
Engineers listed are able to help you with the following:
*Disclaimer: Royals and Co have supplied the details of independent civil & structural engineers as a guide and informational starting point only. As ALL Engineers listed on/through this website are independent of Royals & Co Landscaping supplies Pty. Ltd we are not responsible for any contracts, contractual obligations, works, payments or agreements reached between any party (public or engineer) regarding engineer plans/contracts. Contact details are offered through our website as a complimentary informational service only.