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A person can make an application for dispensation to vary certain building regulations. Most of the applications deal with siting regulations under the building regulations. Other items that may require dispensation are legal point of discharge, unsewered areas, flood areas and uncontrolled overland drainage areas.

Report and Consent Forms are attached below:

General Report and Consent Form

Report and ConsentRegulation Objectives 

Reporting No Reporting Matter Objective

310

Overlooking

To allow construction of a building over an easement vested in Council

408

Max Street Setback     

(setback more than ⅓ depth of site)

To facilitate consistent streetscapes by discouraging the siting of single dwellings at the rear of lots.

409

Min Street Setback     

(decrease in min street setback)

To ensure that the setbacks of buildings from a street respect the existing or preferred character of the neighbourhood and make efficient use of the site.

410

Building Height             

(overall building height > 9m or 10m)

To ensure that the height of buildings respects the existing or preferred character of the neighbourhood.

411

Site Coverage                

(more than 60%)

To ensure that the site coverage respects the existing or preferred neighbourhood character and responds to the features of the site.

412

Permeability     

(more than 80% impermeable surfaces)

To reduce the impact of increased stormwater run-off on the drainage system and to facilitate on-site stormwater infiltration.

413

Car Parking        

(more than 2 car parking spaces)

To ensure that car parking is adequate for the needs of the residents

414

Side & Rear Setbacks    

(building within the prescribed envelope)

To ensure that the height and setback of a building from a boundary respects the existing or preferred character and limits the impact on the amenity of existing dwellings.

415

Walls on Boundaries     

(walls and carports over height or over length)

To ensure that the location, length and height of a wall on a boundary respects the existing or preferred neighbourhood character and limits the impact on the amenity of existing dwellings.

416

Daylight to Existing Habitable Room Windows   (neighbours light court provisions)

To allow adequate daylight into habitable room windows.

417

Solar Access to Existing North Facing Windows 

(building within the prescribed envelope)

To allow adequate solar access into existing north facing habitable room windows.

418

Overlooking     

(increased overlooking into neighbours windows & SPOS) 

To ensure buildings do not unreasonably overshadow existing secluded private open spaces.

419

Overshadowing of Recreational Private Open Space 

(increase in overshadowing)

To limit views into existing secluded private open space and existing habitable room windows.

420

Daylight to Habitable Room Windows     

(light court to new habitable room windows)  

To allow adequate daylight into new habitable room windows of the dwelling.

421

Private Open Space     

(decrease area of private open space)

To provide adequate private open space for the reasonable recreation and service needs of residents.

422

Siting of Class 10a Buildings      

(outbuilding on a vacant site)

 n/a

424

Front Fence Height     

(height of front fence greater than 1.5m or 2.0m)

To ensure front fence design respects the existing or preferred character of the neighbourhood.

425

Fence Setback from Side and Rear Boundaries     

(fences within the prescribed envelope)

n/a

426

Fences On or Within 150mm of Side or Rear Boundaries     

(fences over height or length)

n/a

427

Fences  on Street Alignments      

(corner fences greater than 1m within 9m to intersection)

n/a

428

Fences and Daylight to Windows in Existing Dwelling   (neighbours light court provisions)

n/a

429

Fences and Solar Access to Existing north-Facing Habitable Room Windows

 n/a

430

Fences and Overshadowing of Recreational Private Open Space

 n/a

431

Masts, Poles etc.     

(aerials etc greater than 3m (attached) or 8m (freestanding)) 

 n/a

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