This information should only be used as a guide.
Undertaking most forms of development requires a Development Approval.
There are some exemptions for residential properties in RCode scheme areas, but not usually rural properties.
The following are generally exempt from requiring Planning Development Approvals.
- Single residence, outbuildings, patios, carport, garage, boundary wall/fence, retaining wall less than 500mm high, pergola, veranda,
external fixture or additions on a Green Title lot which is part of the RCode scheme provided they;
- Comply with Local Government Council Planning Scheme.
- Comply with Local Government Council Planning policies.
- Comply with an applicable Local Planning Structure Plan.
- Comply with Local Government Council Laws. E.g. fencing by-laws heights.
- Comply with the State Planning Policy (Residential Design Codes) (RCodes).
- The lot is not greater than 1,100 square metres within a Bushfire Prone Area, and;
- Is not assessed with a Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) rating of BAL-40 or BAL-FZ.
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EXCEPTIONAL DESIGN & DRAFTING
- Development on rural properties.
- Ancillary dwelling.
- New Grouped Dwelling developments.
- Multiple Dwellings and any associated development.
- Aged or Dependent Person's Dwelling and any associated development.
- Bed and Breakfast.
- Home Business.
- Construction of and additions to non-residential buildings (Commercial).
- Masts and antennas (including satellite dishes) which do not comply with Planning documents above.
- A change of land use from one use to another (for example, from an office to a shop).
- Lots in known karst or cave areas. E.g. some parts of Two Rocks.