Report and Consent

Report and Consent

The City of Ballarat's report and consent must be obtained in relation to a design which does not comply with Part 5 of the Building Regulations.

Part 5 sets out the minimum siting requirements, such as:

  • building setbacks
  • building heights
  • site coverage
  • impermeable surfaces
  • solar access
  • overshadowing
  • overlooking
  • fence heights

The report and consent application form has two parts. Each application must be accompanied by the supporting documentation and an application fee. See Part A of the form for a list of supporting documents. We strongly recommended that the proposal is assessed by a building surveyor prior to submitting your application to ensure any non-compliance is accurately identified.

 

How to apply

  1. Complete Application Form Part A
  2. Complete Part B application forms found in the below table – one for each applicable regulation
  3. If instructed in the relevant Part B, complete Adjoining Owner Comment Form
  4. Pay fee of $290.40 per regulation.

 

Report and Consent Regulations

130

Building over an easement vested in Council (additional legal fees and administrative costs may apply if a S173 agreement is required – you will be advised)

73

Maximum boundary setback does not comply.

74

Minimum setback from a street boundary does not comply.

75

Maximum building height does not comply.

76

Site coverage exceeds 60% of the allotment and does not comply. 

77

Impermeable surface area does not comply.

78

Provision for car parking space and car parking space dimensions do not comply. 

79

Side or rear boundary setbacks do not comply. 

80

Walls within 200mm of a boundary or carports within 1m of boundary do not comply.

81

The proposed building reduces solar access to existing habitable room window on the adjoining allotment and does not comply.

82

Proposed building reduces solar access to existing north-facing habitable room window on the adjoining allotment and does not comply. 

83

Overshadowing - proposed building reduces sunlight to a recreational private open space (RPOS) of an existing dwelling on an adjoining allotment and does not comply.

84

Overlooking – proposed habitable room window or private open space provides direct line of sight into the adjoining allotment’s secluded private open space or habitable room window and does not comply. 

85

Daylight to new habitable room window of a proposed building does not comply.

86

The size of the private open space for the proposed building does not comply.

87

Siting of Class 10a building is not appurtenant to a building of another class 

89

Maximum front fence height does not comply.

90

Fence on a side or rear boundary exceeds 2m in height does not comply.

91

Fence within 150mm from side or rear boundary exceeds 2m in height and does not comply.

92

Fence within 9m of a point of intersection of street alignments exceeds 1m in height and does not comply.

94

Proposed fence (exceeding 2m in height) reduces daylight to an existing habitable room window on an adjoining allotment and does not comply.

95

Proposed fence (exceeding 2m in height) reduces daylight to an existing north-facing habitable room window on an adjoining allotment and does not comply with

96

Overshadowing - proposed fence reduces sunlight to a recreational private open space (RPOS) of an existing dwelling on an adjoining allotment and does not comply.

97

Proposed mast, pole, aerial, antenna, chimney flue pipe or other service pipe does not comply.

99 Architectural Features. – Narrow
100 Architectural Features. - Medium
101 Architectural Features. – Wide
102 Windows and Balconies
103 Verandahs
104 Sunblinds and Awnings 
105 Service Pipes and Rainwater Heads 
106 Window Shutters 
107 Signs 
108 Service Cabinet Doors 

109

Projections beyond street alignment

134

Building above and below certain public facilities

153

Construction of buildings on land liable to flooding

See also Report and Consent - Part 6