Small lot houses (new/extensions)
If your property is a ‘small lot’ there may be a lot of requirements that you need to adhere to in order to comply with the planning scheme. In most instances, you can avoid an approval if you are aware of the rules and regulations prior to starting work on your plans. We can assist in this process and liaise directly with your architect to make sure you get the best outcome and the quickest/cheapest approval.
What is a small lot?
A ‘small lot’ is generally a lot that has:
an area less than 450m²
an area less than 600m² (excluding the driveway) if a rear lot.
What are the general requirements?
a small lot should only be occupied by one household
1m side boundary setback;
6m rear boundary setback;
6m front boundary setback unless the adjoining is less…etc.
the site coverage of buildings and structures on the lot. For example:
50% where the site is 400sqm or greater;
60% where the site is between 200-399sqm in size;
70% where the site is between 200-299sqm in size…etc.
car parking requirements.
Building length cannot exceed 25m total.
Windows and balconies will need to be screened in accordance with the code.
The driveway access/crossover will need to be 4m (maximum).