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Siting dispensation – Front fences or boundary setbacks application form

  • Building

The building regulations do allow for some flexibility in the siting of buildings and fencing heights.

Dispensations are assessed against the Minister's Guideline MG-12 PDF), with the objective of ensuring that the proposed variation respects the existing or preferred character of the neighbourhood and is consistent with the heights, setbacks and design of existing fences and buildings in the immediate area.

You should submit the following with your dispensation application:

More about siting requirements and dispensations

Apply online for a dispensation

Apply here for a dispensation for fencing height or boundary setbacks.  For any other siting dispensation, please use the general dispensation application.

  • Regulation 73 - Maximum street setback
  • Regulation 74 - Minimum street setbacks
  • Regulation 79 - Side and rear setbacks

Apply online for street setback dispensation                   

  • Regulation 89 - Front fence height
  • Regulation 92 - Fences on street alignments

Apply online for fence height dispensation            

Apply in person or by post

Application for Report & Consent (Front fence height or boundary setbacks)  (pdf, 121KB)

Application for Report & Consent (Front fence height or boundary setbacks)  (docx, 109KB)

  • Application with Cheque or Money Order can be posted to:
    PO Box 156 Ringwood 3134

  Contact Planning Services for further information on 1300 88 22 33

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