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. 

Application Forms

The following forms are available for download or from the Customer Service Centre. 

73 - Maximum street setback(PDF, 248KB)

74 - Minimum street setback(PDF, 474KB)

75 - Building height(PDF, 432KB)

76 - Site coverage(PDF, 432KB)

77 - Permeability(PDF, 431KB)

78 - Car parking(PDF, 434KB)

79 - Side and rear setback(PDF, 215KB)

80 - Walls on boundaries(PDF, 433KB)

81 - Daylight to existing habitable room windows(PDF, 442KB)

82 - Solar access to existing north facing habitable room windows(PDF, 398KB)

83 - Overshadowing to recreational private open space(PDF, 431KB)

84 - Overlooking(PDF, 430KB)

85 - Daylight to habitable room windows(PDF, 474KB)

86 - Private open space(PDF, 431KB)

87 - Siting of Class 10a buildings(PDF, 423KB)

89 - Front fence height(PDF, 431KB)

90 - Side and rear fence height(PDF, 465KB)

91 - Fences on or within 150mm side or rear boundaries(PDF, 422KB)

92 &  93 - Fences on street alignments(PDF, 411KB)

116 - Protection of the Public(PDF, 221KB)

109 & 134 - Street alignment public facilities(PDF, 215KB)

130 - Building over a Council easement(PDF, 174KB)

153 & 154 - Flood prone area(PDF, 698KB)