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Council Consents

We may vary some provisions in the Building Regulations when we issue a Council Consent.

The Building Interim Regulations 2017 contain a number of provisions where Council can decide whether or not to allow a proposal.

This includes:
  • Construction over a drainage easement.

  • Variations to height and setback requirements.

  • Constructing sheds/garages on vacant allotments.

  • Fence heights.

  • Construction on unsewered land.

  • Construction on land liable to flooding.

Our staff can advise you further on any of these matters. 

Please refer to the Building Interim Regulations 2017 Schedule 4, Part 2 for a complete list of the matters that require Council Consent.


Consent types

Council Consents can be broken down into 3 separate types.

Each type of Council Consent has a different application form:
  1. Council Consent Non-Siting Matters 
    example: projections beyond street, public protection, unsewered areas, land liable to flooding

  2. Council Consent Siting Matters 
    examples: setbacks, wall heights and lengths, site coverage

  3. Drainage Easement 
    For construction over or excavation into a drainage easement



Non-siting matters

Matters covered by this classification include:
  • Building over a drainage easement (Reg. 310)

  • Projections beyond street alignment (Reg. 513)

    • Architectural features

    • Service pipes and rainwater heads

    • Signs

    • Sunblinds and awnings

    • Verandahs

    • Windows and balconies

    • Window shutters

  • Buildings above or below a street, railway, bus terminal or similar public facility (Reg. 515)

  • Precautions over a street to protect the safety of the public (Reg. 604)

  • Installation or alteration of a septic tank system, or construction of a building over an existing septic tank system (Reg. 801)

  • Construction of buildings on land liable to flooding (Reg. 802)

  • Building on designated land - Uncontrolled overland drainage (Reg. 806)



Siting matters

Matters covered by this classification include:
  • Maximum Setback from a street boundary (Reg. 408)

  • Minimum Setback from a street boundary (Reg. 409)

  • Building height (Reg. 410)

  • Site coverage (Reg. 411)

  • Impermeable surfaces covering more than 80% of an allotment area (Reg. 412)

  • Car parking spaces (Reg. 413)

  • Side or rear boundary setbacks - height and length (Reg. 414)

  • Walls or carports on the side / rear boundary (Reg. 415)

  • Building setbacks - daylight to existing habitable room window (Reg. 416)

  • Building setbacks - solar access to existing north-facing windows (Reg. 417)

  • Building design - overshadowing of recreational private open space (Reg. 418)

  • Window or raised open space - overlooking (Reg. 419)

  • Building design - daylight to habitable room window (Reg. 420)

  • Private open space (Reg. 421)

  • Appurtenant Class 10 buildings including garages/sheds on vacant lots (Reg. 422)

  • Front fence height (Reg. 424)

  • Fence setback from side or rear boundary (Reg. 425)

  • Length or height of side or rear boundary fence (Reg. 426)

  • A fence within 9m of an intersection (Reg. 427)

  • Fence setback - daylight to existing habitable room window (Reg. 428)

  • Fence setback - solar access to existing north-facing windows (Reg. 429)

  • Fence design - overshadowing of recreational private open space (Reg. 430)

  • Mast, pole, aerial, antenna, chimney flue pipe or other service pipe (Reg. 431)

 



Page last updated: Wednesday, 21 June 2017
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