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Report and Consent Applications

Applications for Variation to Part 5 of the Building Regulations, Section 29A, Building over an Easement, Hoarding (Public Protection), Flood and Overland Drainage Report and Consents can be made through Council.

How to apply


Applications can be submitted online. Payment via credit card is required when submitting your application. You need to be registered to use this online service.

Application forms can also be downloaded below. Payment can be sent to us via the mail with a cheque/money order or you can pay via any means at Council’s Civic Centre at 511 Burwood Hwy, Wantirna South. Opening hours are Monday-Friday 8:30am to 5pm.

Variation to Part 5 of the Building Regulations Report and Consent

An application must be made to Council to vary any Standard within Part 5 of the Building Regulations 2018. The application is made to the Municipal Building Surveyor of Knox City Council.

Apply for a Variation to Part 5 of the Building Regulations Report and Consent Online (for registered users only - see note above)
Please refer to the link at the bottom of this page for an application form.

The Standards are:

  • Maximum Street Setback (Extract 73)
  • Minimum Street Setback (Extract 74)
  • Building Height (Extract 75)
  • Site Coverage (Extract 76)
  • Permeability (Extract 77)
  • Car parking (Extract 78)
  • Side & Rear Setbacks (Extract 79)
  • Walls on boundaries (Extract 80)
  • Daylight to existing habitable room windows (Extract 81)
  • Solar access to existing north-facing habitable room windows (Extract 82)
  • Overshadowing of recreational private open space (Extract 83)
  • Overlooking (Extract 84)
  • Daylight to new habitable room windows (Extract 85)
  • Private open space (Extract 86)
  • Front Fence Height (Extract 89)

Section 29A Report and Consent

A Report and Consent under Section 29A of the Building Act 1993, must be issued by the Municipal Building Surveyor prior to any works that will result in the removal, alteration or addition of a building that will;

Result in a change to 50% of the building volume in a 3 year period, or
Cause alterations to the facade of a building.

"facade" means -
a) an external wall, including any verandah, balcony or balustrade or architectural feature attached to or forming part of an external wall; or
b) a part of a roof; or
c) a chimney that faces a street and at least part of which is visible from the street it faces;

"street" includes road, highway, carriageway, square and court.

A separate request for report and consent to the Executive Director, Heritage Victoria, is required for an application to demolish or alter a building which is on a register established under the Heritage Act 1995.

Apply for a Section 29A Report and Consent Online (for registered users only - see note above)

Please refer to the link at the bottom of this page for an application form.

Building over an Easement Report and Consent

Any building or structure that is built or placed over an easement will require consent from Council and any other Relevant Authority. (Water, Gas, Electricity etc)

Apply for a Building over an Easement Report and Consent Online (for registered users only - see note above)

When applying to Council for a Building over Easement Consent a copy of the Relevant Authority consent must accompany the application.

Any building or structure placed over an easement will require a Building Permit, notwithstanding any other exemption in the Regulation.

Apply for a Building over an Easement Report and Consent Online (for registered users only - see note above)

Please refer to the Guidelines for proposed structures/works over an easement Handout. PDF.

Please refer to the link at the bottom of this page for an application form.

Hoarding Report and Consent (Public Protection)

Precautions must be taken before and during building work to protect the safety of the public if required by the relevant building surveyor.

The precautions must be approved by the relevant building surveyor before building work is commenced.

Before and during the carrying out of building work all excavations must be fenced or otherwise guarded against being a danger to life or property.

The report and consent must be obtained to an application for a building permit relating to the erection of precautions over the street alignment. The hoarding must be of a minimum standard as directed by Council in the consent.

Apply for a Hoarding Report and Consent (Public Protection) Online (for registered users only - see note above)

Please refer to the link at the bottom of this page for an application form.

Flood and Overland Drainage Report and Consent

The report and consent must be obtained to an application for a building permit if the site is on an allotment that is an area liable to flooding.

The report may specify minimum floor levels Australian Height Datum (AHD) that must be complied with and may contain special structural requirements.

Apply for Flood and Overland Drainage Report and Consent Online (for registered users only - see note above)

Please refer to the link at the bottom of this page for an application form.

Need Help?

If you have questions, you can contact us on 9298 8125 or alternatively, you can lodge a request below and a staff member will get back to you.

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