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What is report and consent?

For some building projects, you'll need to provide us your proposed plans to get a report and consent (special permission) from us when building or making changes.

We have three types of report and consent:

These report and consents will form a part of your building permit.

 

 

Any time you wish to build or make a change that sits outside building regulations, you'll need our consent before you begin construction. Some common examples include:

  • wanting to build your front fence higher than what's allowed
  • reducing how far your works can be from your front boundary than what's allowed
  • wanting to build your wall higher on your side boundary than what's allowed.

Not sure if you need to apply? contact your appointed building surveyor.
 

How much does it cost?

View full list of fees.
 

How to prepare your application

Before you apply, prepare the following documents:

  • Download and complete the Report and consent application form:
    Report and Consent Application Form 2021-2022
    Report and Consent Application Form 2021-2022
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  • Details to verify that the application meets the relevant Minister’s guidelines
  • Architectural drawings clearly highlighting areas of non-compliance
  • Written submission clearly outlining details of non-compliance
  • A clear current copy of title including a copy of any covenants or section 173 agreements
  • Signed plans and comments from affected adjoining owners (if deemed necessary)
  • Submission to verify that a front fence request within a GRZ1 zone complies with the street assessment according to the front fence height and design requirements building information sheet:
    Building Information Sheet - Front Fences GRZ1
    Building Information Sheet - Front Fences GRZ1
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How to apply

Once you have prepared the above documents, select 'Apply now' to apply online below.

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To find out if your property is located in an area liable to flooding within the meaning of Regulation 153 or 154, you will need to apply for a Regulation 51.2 statement.

If your property is on land liable to flooding, you will need our consent to build or make changes.
 

How much does it cost?

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How to prepare your application

Before you apply, prepare the following documents:

  • Description of the planned works
  • One set of dimensioned plans drawn to scale showing a site plan, floor plan(s) and elevations. Plans must highlight the areas of non-compliance with the Building Regulations
  • Copy of the letter from Melbourne Water stating the flood level for the allotment

 

How to apply

To start your application, select 'Apply now' to apply online:

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Apply for Section 29A report and consent

Every time you make a change to your property's facade or demolish a property, you need our consent to confirm your property is not protected under the heritage register - no matter the age of your property.
 

How much does it cost?

View full list of fees.
 

How to prepare your application

Before you apply, prepare the following documents:

  • Copy of title
  • Site plan outlining demolition works

 

How to apply

To start your application, select 'Apply now' to apply online: 

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    • Siting Ministers Guideline
      Siting Ministers Guideline
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    • Building Information Sheet - Front Fences GRZ1
      Building Information Sheet - Front Fences GRZ1
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      Building envelopes and Part 5 of the Building Regulations
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