Report and Consent requirements

When do I need Report and Consent?

You must get a Report and Consent if your building project does not meet the requirements of the Building Interim Regulations 2017.

A report and consent is the process for consulting with and obtaining the approval of a reporting authority when building work may affect assets, infrastructure or amenity of the community.

The appointed building surveyor cannot issue a building permit unless they are satisfied that any required Report and Consent has been obtained.

For further information about the regulations, refer to the Victorian Building Authority.

How do I apply?

What you need to know before applying:

Applications can only be submitted and paid for online. You must pay online when lodging the application form.

    1.  Download the Report and Consent application form. Fill it out and save it to your hard drive.  Please note: You must submit/upload the form and all requested documents    listed on the application form.

    2.  Read our report and consent application user guide to help with submitting an online application, creating a new login and resetting your password and payments.

    3.   If you need to submit further information after the initial assessment, send the requested documents to info@yarracity.vic.gov.au .

    4.   If you need us to advertise and request adjoining owner comments, the fee is $96.60. You will receive an invoice for this service after lodging the application.

    5.   Additional information and reference material can be found:

                 a.  Drawing requirements for 604 hoarding applications.

                 b.  Building over an easement vested in council (310) schedule 1 form.

                 c.  Part 4 Adjoining Owners comments form.

How long will my application take to process?

We process the request within 10 to 15 business days. This may take longer if we need to refer it to other reporting authorities or seek submissions from adjoining owners.

How do I make payment for my report and consent?

Payment can be made on line.  Details regarding making payment can be found in the report and consent user guide.

How much does it cost?

Type

Definition of what each report and consent covers

Fee

29A

Proposed demolition

$65.40

310

Building over an easement

$262.10

408

Setback from a street boundary not complying with reg 408

$262.10

409

Setback from a street boundary not complying with reg 409

$262.10

410

Building height not complying with reg 410

$262.10

411

Site coverage not complying with reg 411

$262.10

412

Impermeable surfaces covering more than 80% of an allotment area

$262.10

413

Car parking spaces not complying with reg 413

$262.10

414

Side or rear boundary setback not complying with reg 414

$262.10

415

Walls or carports not complying with reg 415

$262.10

416

Building setbacks not complying with reg 416 (daylight)

$262.10

417

Building setbacks not complying with reg 417 (solar access)

$262.10

418

Building design not complying with reg 418 (overshadowing)

$262.10

419

Window or raised open space not complying with reg 419 (overlooking)

$262.10

420

Building design not complying with reg 420 (daylight)

$262.10

421

Private open space not complying with reg 421

$262.10

422

Siting of appurtenant Class 10 buildings reg 422

$262.10

424

Front fence height not complying with reg 424

$262.10

425

Fence setback on side or rear boundary not complying with reg 425

$262.10

426

Length or height of side or rear boundary fence not complying reg 426

$262.10

427

A fence within 9m of an intersection reg 427

$262.10

428

Fence setback not complying with reg 428 (daylight)

$262.10

429

Fence setback not complying with reg 429 (solar access)

$262.10

430

Fence design not complying with reg 430 (overshadowing)

$262.10

431

Mast, pole, aerial, antenna, chimney flue pipe or other service pipe

$262.10

513

Projections beyond the street alignment

$262.10

515

Building above or below certain public facilities

$262.10

604 Protection of the Public $262.10
610 Legal Point of Discharge $65.40

801

Installation or alteration of a septic tank system, or construction of a building over an existing septic tank system

$262.10

802

Construction of buildings on land liable to flooding

$262.10

806

Building on designated land

$262.10