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Alterations and Additions to a dwelling (Including Fencing)

When do I need a Planning Permit to construct one (1) house on my land or extend my existing house?

In accordance with Clause 32.08 (General Residential Zone) of the Kingston Planning Scheme, a Planning Permit is required to:

Construct one (1) dwelling (house) on a lot less than 300m2 in area;

-  Extend a dwelling (house) on a lot less than 300m2 in area; 

VicSmart

Some dwelling extensions and the construction of outbuildings on lots under 300sqm are now able to be fast-tracked using the VicSmart process.  These applications must meet set criteria and include applications where the proposal: 

  • Meets the minimum garden area requirement, for a lot in the General Residential Zone or Neighbourhood Residential Zone.
  • Does not exceed a building height of 5 metres.
  • Is not visible from the street (other than a lane) or a public park.
  • Meets certain mandatory ResCode Standards.

Please contact Council’s City Development Department on 9581 4131 for more information, or read more about VicSmart here

 

When do I need a Planning Permit to construct a fence or extend an existing fence?

In accordance with Clause 32.08 (General Residential Zone) of the Kingston Planning Scheme, a Planning Permit is required to:

-  Construct or extend a fence within 3 metres of a street if there is one dwelling (house) on the lot, and the lot is less than 300m2 in area;

-  Construct or extend a fence within 3 metres of a street if there is two (2) or more dwellings (houses) on the lot, or there is a residential building on the lot.

Other information:

If the size of your site is over 300m2, and there are no other restrictions or overlays on the land, then you generally will not require a Planning Permit.  Please note however,  that if your land is affected by a Special Building Overlay, Land Subject to Inundation Overlay or any other overlay,  a Planning Permit may be required.  For further information on this, please do not hesitate to contact Council's City Development Department on 9581 4131.

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