Report and consent

Report and consent

The City of Ballarat's report and consent must be obtained when a design 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 include supporting documentation and an application fee. Part A of the form has a list of supporting documents needed. We strongly recommended that the proposal is assessed by a building surveyor before to submitting your application to ensure any non-compliance is accurately identified.

 

How to apply

  1. Complete the report and consent application form Part A.
  2. Complete Part B application forms found in the below table. You will need one for each applicable regulation.
  3. If instructed in the one of the Part B forms, complete the Adjoining Owner Comment Form.
  4. Pay a fee of $294.70 per regulation.

 

Report and Consent Regulations

Regulation number Regulation

130

Building over an easement vested in Council (additional legal fees and administrative costs may apply if a S173 agreement is needed – 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.

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