All temporary structures (including temporary tiered seating to provide viewing facilities, tents/marquees to provide shelter and platforms/supports for performers, such as stages) must meet the safety expectations set out by the Australian Building Codes Board in the Temporary Structures Standard 2015.
The Standard is intended for use in the design, construction and use of temporary structures. It provides criteria for structural safety (particularly determining appropriate wind actions), fire safety (including fire resistance of materials, fire safety services and equipment, and egress), access, sanitary facilities and certain ancillary provisions.
You must complete the Checklist for assembled structures for all relevant temporary structures more than 100 square metres and provide this to the City upon request.
Checklist for assembled structures(PDF, 293KB)
If any tents/marquees are more than 100 square metres but less than 500 square metres and will remain in place for not more than 4 weeks, you must ensure compliance with the Queensland Development Code (Part 3.0 Special buildings, MP3.2 Tents). This code outlines structural requirements for design, construction and use. All tents/marquees must also be certified by a registered professional engineer who is registered under the Queensland Professional Engineers Act (Qld) 2002. We recommend obtaining a copy of the engineer's professional indemnity insurance.