Part 5 of the Building Regulations 2018 control the siting of all residential developments up to three storeys in height within the state of Victoria. The Regulations are intended to protect the overall neighbourhood character and the amenity of adjoining properties. The Regulations control street and side boundary setbacks, building heights, fence height, the extent of building of a building along a boundary, over-shadowing and overlooking into the private open space of adjoining properties.
If your development does not meet siting regulations but is not going to cause undue intrusion to the neighbours, it is possible for the Municipal Building Surveyor of Council to consider your proposal, refer it to the neighbours and approve if appropriate.
This process is called Application for Report and Consent and you can either complete the application form online below or download a hard copy to fill in by hand.
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