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 for download or from the Customer Service Centre.