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Report and Consents

What is a Report and Consent?

Part 5 of the Building Regulations provide for siting matters that have traditionally been dealt with under the planning approvals system.

If your building project does not meet a requirement of the Building Regulations 2018, you must obtain Council's report and consent before a building permit can be issued. 

The appointed building surveyor cannot issue a building permit unless they are satisfied that any required Report and Consent has been obtained. 

For further information in relation to the requirements of Part 5 of the Building Regulations 2018, please refer to the Victoria Building Authority

 

Does your Report and Consent Application Require Advertising?

Some Report and Consent applications require advertising to the development sites adjoining owners.  You can either undertake the advertising yourself, using the form provided on this webpage or you can appoint Council to undertake the advertising at a cost to the applicant.

Applications that Require Advertising
  • Regulation 73 – Maximum Street Setback 

  • Regulation 74 – Minimum Street Setback

  • Regulation 75 – Building Height

  • Regulation 79 – Side and Rear Setbacks
  • Regulation 80 – Walls on Boundaries

  • Regulation 81 – Daylight to Existing Habitable Room Windows  

  • Regulation 82 – Solar Access to Existing North-Facing Windows  

  • Regulation 83 – Overshadowing of Recreational Private Open Space

  • Regulation 84 – Overlooking

  • Regulation 90 – Fence Setbacks from Side and Rear Boundaries
  • Regulation 91 – Fences on or within 150mm of Side and Rear Boundaries

  • Regulation 94 – Fences and Daylight to Windows in Existing Dwelling
  • Regulation 95 – Fences and Solar Access to Existing North-Facing Habitable Room Windows

  • Regulation 96 – Fences and Overshadowing of Recreational Private Open Space