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Do I need a Council approval?

When a building design does not meet siting requirements, the designer or building surveyor can apply to Council’s Municipal Building Surveyor to determine if the design is allowable.  This is known as the 'Report and Consent' process.

 

Examples may include a building that is too close to front title boundary or a wall on a boundary with a maximum average height above the allowed three metres.

 

In many cases the surrounding neighbourhood character and adjoining neighbour’s comments will need to be taken into consideration, as nominated in Minister's Guidelines.

 

If you need to apply for a Council Report and Consent, please use the Report and Consent application form.

 

Information on submitting a Report and Consent Application

 

1. You will need to describe the building works to be constructed on the property. Some examples include -

  • Dwelling, garage and verandah
  • Garage and carport
  • Front fence
  • Dwelling extensions and alterations
  • Radio mast etc.

2. Please nominate the Building Regulation/s that require variation by East Gippsland Shire Council. You may need to consult with your building surveyor, draftsperson, builder or arrange an appointment with Council's Municipal Building Surveyor to identify the correct regulation/s.

 

Regulations include:

 

 

Regulation Number

Description

310

Building over easements

408

Maximum street setback

409

Minimum street setback

410

Building height

411

Site coverage

412

Permeability

413

Car parking spaces

414

Side or rear boundary setbacks

415

Walls or carports on boundaries

415

Daylight to existing habitable room windows

417

Solar access to existing north facing windows

418

Overshadowing of recreational private open space

419

Overlooking

420

Daylight to habitable room windows

421

Private open space

422

Siting of class 10a buildings

424

Front fence height

425

Fence setbacks from side or rear boundaries

426

Fences on or within 150mm of side or rear boundaries

427

Fences on street alignments (within 9m of intersection of streets)

428

Fences and daylight to windows in existing dwelling

429

Fences and solar access to existing north facing habitable room windows

430

Fences and overshadowing of recreational private open space

431

Masts, poles, aerials, antennas, chimneys, flues etc.

513

Projections beyond street alignment

515

Buildings above or below certain public facilities

801

Septic tank systems

802

Flood areas

 

3. Describe the nature of each consent request, identifying how it varies from the Building Regulations and the limits of the variation. You can see the Building Regulations on the Victorian Building Authority website

 

For example:

 

To construct a dwelling and garage with a setback of __metres from the front title boundary in lieu of __metres.

 

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