Report and consent
What is report and consent?
Report and consent is the process in which you seek approval from Council to proceed with building or construction works that:
- do not meet the minimum standards outlined in Part 5 of the Building Regulations
- may affect community assets, infrastructure or amenities.
Examples of where you might need to apply for report and consent include:
- a situation where the minimum standards that apply to building height, setbacks, site coverage, solar access, overlooking and overshadowing, fence heights, etc. are not met
- a situation where the building projects over the property boundary
- building over an easement such as a Council drain, electricity, gas, sewerage or water supply (see build over easement)
- building above or below public facilities
- installing or altering a septic tank system.
Your appointed building surveyor cannot issue a building permit unless they are satisfied that any required report and consent has been obtained.
Apply for report and consent
Prepare the following supporting documentation:
- current certificate of title and title plan
- clear and legible drawings including a site plan and any relevant floor plans and elevations (these plans must highlight the areas of non-compliance with the building regulations)
- a written submission justifying the proposal in accordance with the Ministers Guidelines PDF (215 KB).
Download the relevant report and consent application form below
Return all documents to any of our Customer and Library Service Centres or Wallan Planning and Building Services Office and pay the fee listed on the form; or return your completed documents to Mitchell Shire Council and an officer will call you to take payment over the phone.
Applications can take up to 14 days to process.
This page was last updated on 22 April 2021.