Consent & reports


Each council is a reporting authority under the Building Regulations 1994 for building designs involving the following:

Reg Reporting Matter
2.4 (1) Building over easements (vested in Council)
3.12 Projections beyond street alignments
3.15 Buildings above or below certain public facilities
4.8 (2) Setback from a street boundary not complying with reg. 4.8
4.9 (3) Setback from a street boundary not complying with reg. 4.9
4.10 (2) Building height not complying with reg. 4.10
4.11 (3) Site coverage not complying with reg. 4.11
4.12 (2) Impermeable surfaces covering more than 80% of an allotment area
4.13 (6) Car parking spaces not complying with reg. 4.13
4.14 (4) Side or rear boundary setbacks not complying with reg. 4.14
4.15 (6) Walls or carports not complying with reg. 4.15 or carports not complying with reg. 4.15
4.16 (6) Building setbacks not complying with reg. 4.16 (daylight to existing habitable room window)
4.17 (4) Building setbacks not complying with reg. 4.17 (solar access)
4.18 (3) Building design not complying with reg. 4.18 (overshadowing of secluded private open space)
4.19 (7) Window or raised open space not complying with reg. 4.19 (overlooking)
4.20 (3) Building design not complying with reg. 4.20 (daylight to new habitable room window)
4.21 (3) Private open space not complying with reg. 4.21
4.24 (2) Sitting of appurtenant Class 10 buildings
4.25 (3) Front fence height not complying with reg. 4.25
4.26 (5) Length or height of side or rear boundary fence not complying with reg. 4.26
4.27 (1) A fence within 9m. of an intersection
4.28 (6) Fence setback not complying with reg. 4.28 (daylight to existing habitable room window)
4.29 (4) Fence setback not complying with reg. 4.29 (solar access)
4.30 (3) Fence design not complying with reg. 4.30 (overshadowing of secluded private open space)
5.3 (4) Precautions over a street
5.9 (2) Point of discharge of storm water
6.1 Installation of soil and waste disposal reticulation system in unsewered area or construction of a building over an existing reticulation system in an unsewered area
6.2 (3) Construction of buildings on land liable to flooding
6.6 (2) Building on designated land

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