Apply for Report and Consent for Residential Siting (Part 5 Building Regulations)

Apply to get Council approval for building works that falls outside of the standard Victorian Building Authority guidelines.

For example, this usually applies to work that involves:

  • fencing
  • setbacks
  • heights
  • provisions
  • solar / sunlight access
  • overshadowing.

Where a design relating to a ‘single dwelling’ or related structures includes setbacks/heights/provisions that do not comply with ‘Part 5 of the Building Regulations’, the design dispensation request may be referred to Council for review.  The design dispensation requested will take up to 15 days to review and may be considered favourable if the applicant has obtained no objection from affected property owners and the application has been justified/shown to comply with the Ministers Guidelines.

The fee is $283.40.