There are approved locations where
structures can be built depending on the property, easements,
building envelopes and relevant planning schemes. To determine if
any restrictions apply please contact a private building certifier
Setbacks for dwelling houses including domestic outbuildings are
now generally set by the MBRC Planning Scheme in the relevant
codes. Relevant codes include but not limited to:
- Dwelling house code
- Rural residential zone code; and
- Rural zone code
For more information
To find out what the planning scheme means for you:
A private building certifier or Council should be contacted when deciding where to place a
Design and siting applications
should be lodged prior to any other building or plumbing approvals
A private building certifier can
lodge this application on a person's behalf.
Applications can be made directly to
council on the understanding the applicant provides a copy of
the approval to the private certifier. To make an application lodge the amenities & aesthetics or design &
siting assessment form and pay the
There are no requirements for an
adjoining owner / neighbour to be advised of proposed development
however, council may in some instances request a statement from a
neighbour. It is always beneficial to communicate with neighbours
about any planned development requiring this type of approval.
If building within a properties building envelope/designated building area, no building relaxation is required. However; town planning approval is required to build outside the building envelope/designated building area. Applications should be lodged through a private building certifier.
Any structure cannot generally be
built within easements, but may be built up to their
Under exceptional circumstances,
Council may allow a structure to be sited within an easement,
provided that written consent from the easement owner is submitted
along with the development application. Application should be
lodged through a private building certifier.
For a copy of a title plan
(registered plan) and/or easement documents, contact the Department of Natural Resources and Mines.
Covenants are created, set and enforced by the original developer
and can apply to a group of homes or lots, such as an estate.