Report and Consent
When a building design does not meet default siting requirements, the property owner, builder, 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 building close to the front title boundary or a wall on a boundary with a greater maximum average height.
In many cases the surrounding neighbourhood character and adjoining neighbour’s comments will need to be taken into consideration. Applicants are required to complete the Neighbours Response - Report and Consent Application form.
To apply for a Council Report and Consent form, please use the Report and Consent Siting Application form.
Report and Consent applications
You will need to describe the building works to be constructed on the property. Examples include:
You will need to nominate the building regulation/s that require a Council variation. 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.
You will need to describe the nature of each consent request, identifying how it varies from the default building regulation and the limits of the variation.
You will also need to attach plans and documents to your application including: