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Apply for Council consent

Siting requirements are controlled by part four of the building regulations. There are four types of Council consent:

Rescode Report & Consent (dispensation)

When a building design does not comply with siting requirements under the residential code, you will need to apply for a Report and Consent (dispensation).

Consents are provided for;

  • Maximum street setback
  • Minimum street setback
  • Building height
  • Site coverage
  • Permeability
  • Car parking
  • Side and rear setbacks
  • Walls or carports on boundaries
  • Daylight to existing/new habitable rooms
  • Solar access to existing north facing habitable rooms
  • Overshadowing of secluded private open space
  • Overlooking
  • Private open space
  • Siting of outbuildings
  • Front fence height
  • Fence setbacks from rear or side boundaries
  • Fences on side or rear boundaries
  • Fences on street alignment
  • Fences and daylight to existing habitable room windows
  • Fences and solar access to existing north facing habitable room windows
  • Fences and overshadowing of recreational private space
  • Masts, poles etc

Complete an application to apply for report & consent (dispensation) (PDF, 244KB) along with the payment which can be made either:

  • in person using cash
  • cheque (make your cheque payable to 'Shire of Yarra Ranges' and mail to Yarra Ranges Council, PO Box 105, Lilydale 3140)
  • EFTPOS including Visa or MasterCard
  • or fill out the credit card payment form (PDF, 208KB)
and return to either mail@yarraranges.vic.gov.au or one of the Community Links.

If your report and consent application is refused you have the option to appeal to the Building Appeals board.

Non ResCode consent

You also require our consent to:

  • Build over an easement - apply online now
  • Project beyond street alignment
  • Build above or below certain public facilities
  • Construct a building on land subject to flooding (Building in Flood Prone Areas)
  • Build on land subject to uncontrolled overland drainage

Complete an application for non rescode consent (PDF, 399KB) along with the payment which can be made either:

  • in person using cash
  • cheque (make your cheque payable to 'Shire of Yarra Ranges' and mail to Yarra Ranges Council, PO Box 105, Lilydale 3140)
  • EFTPOS including Visa or MasterCard
  • or fill out the credit card payment form (PDF, 208KB)
and return to either mail@yarraranges.vic.gov.au or one of the Community Links.

 

Consent for temporary structures

Temporary structures, like those used in events are also controlled by the regulations affecting siting requirements.

Before constructing temporary structures apply for siting consent of temporary structures (PDF, 271KB) along with the credit card payment form (PDF, 208KB) and return as two separate attachments to mail@yarraranges.vic.gov.au

When completing an application please ensure that all the requested documentation is included or this will create a delay in our response.

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