Recent comments by: Tony Milne
Read the building regulations, there has been changes for farm buildings. None of this is necessary as of current regulations!!!
see "Application of the Building Code of Australia to Farm Buildings" in the regulations, or "Practice Note 2015-67 Issued January 2015. Any component builder with rural buildings will know this.
It sounds like this permit has been lodged with a building surveyor that isn't familiar with the updated farm code, and the farmer is being ripped off with consultants, when all is needed is to read the current building regulations!