Building Regulations & ResCode

ResCode is a set of provisions for planning and building that ensure development meets the standards of local neighbourhood character, protects amenity and promotes sustainable development.

The provisions of ResCode apply to:

  • Planning and construction of new dwellings
  • Alterations and extensions to existing dwellings
  • Residential subdivisions

You can read more about ResCode and how to consider the provisions in context with other parts of the planning scheme on the State Government Planning website.

Construction must take place at an appropriate distance from a property boundary. Plans lodged for a building permit must clearly show compliance with regulation siting provisions. Every building is subject to siting requirements. If you want to build outside of the Building Regulations, you can apply for a Report and Consent by filling in the form corresponding to the regulation number. 


The following forms are available from the Customer Service Centre. 

408 - Maximum street setback 409 - Minimum street setback 410 - Building height 411 - Site coverage
412 - Permeability 413 - Car parking 414 - Side and rear setback 415 - Walls on boundaries
416 - Daylight to existing habitable room windows 417 - Solar access to existing north facing habitable room windows 418 - Overshadowing to recreational private open space 419 - Overlooking
420 - Daylight to habitable room windows 421 - Private open space 422 - Siting of Class 10a buildings 424 - Front fence height
425 - Side rear fence height 426 - Fences on or within 150mm side or rear boundaries 427 - Fences on street alignment