Do you need consent for a shade sail?
A building consent is usually not required for shade sails (and their structural supports) no larger than 50 square metres in size, and no closer than 1 metre to a legal boundary.
How much wind can a shade sail withstand?
How much wind can a shade sail withstand? A properly installed, good quality shade sail should be able to withstand normal wind flow. Shade sails form a tensioned structure and they should not flap in the wind. Sails generally are designed to withstand up to 85 mph winds.
Do I need council approval for a shade sail in NSW?
Generally, shade sails are considered Exempt or Compliant Development which means you don’t need any approval or have a simplified approval process, but there are exemptions.