Consent & reports


Each council is a reporting authority under the Building Regulations 2018 for building designs involving the following:

Application for report and consent Part 5 – Siting variations
Regulation Reporting matters
73 Maximum street setback not complying with Regulation 73
74 Minimum street setback not complying with Regulation 74
75 Building height not complying with Regulation 75
76 Site coverage not complying with Regulation 76
77 Permeability not complying with Regulation 77
78 Car parking not complying with Regulation 78
79 Side and rear setbacks not complying with Regulation 79
80 Walls and carports on boundaries not complying with Regulation 80
81 Daylight to existing habitable room windows not complying with Regulation 81
82 Solar access to existing north-facing habitable room windows not complying with Regulation 82
83 Overshadowing of recreational private open space not complying with Regulation 83
84 Overlooking not complying with Regulation 84
85 Daylight to habitable room windows not complying with Regulation 85
86 Private open space not complying with Regulation 86
87 Siting of Class 10a buildings not complying with Regulation 87
89 Front fence height not complying with Regulation 89
90 Fence setback from side and rear boundaries not complying with Regulation 90
91 Fences on or within 150 mm of side or rear boundaries not complying with Regulation 91
92 Fences on intersecting street alignments not complying with Regulation 92
94 Fences and daylight to habitable room windows in existing dwelling not complying with Regulation 94
95 Fences and solar access to existing north-facing habitable room windows not complying with Regulation 95
96 Fences and overshadowing of recreational private open space not complying with Regulation 96
97 Masts, poles etc. not complying with Regulation 97
 
Application for report and consent – All other matters
Regulation Reporting matters
109 Projections beyond street alignment
116 Protection of the public  (also accompanied by hoarding permit application)
130 Report and consent for building over an easement/s
132 Report and consent for septic tank systems
134 Building above or below certain public facilities
153 Report and consent for buildings in areas liable to flooding (Melbourne Water Comment Required when they are floodplain management authority)
154 Report and consent for construction on designated land or designated works

A form and fee schedule applies to facilitate referrals of building designs to a council as a reporting authority, contact your local council MAV website URL council listings