Building on battle-axe blocks (COMPLETED)

Overview


Red tape issue

People have purchased land at the back of a block to build a home for their family, but are restricted from doing so due to a rule that states that a house must not be set back from the front street alignment by more than one third of the depth of the block. 

People and businesses looking to build on a ‘battle-axe block’ must seek an exemption from this requirement through a report and consent from the local council. This adds to uncertainty and delays families from having a home.

Current status

This has been completed. Please refer to the relevant Regulations below that have amended the Building Regulations. 

http://www.legislation.vic.gov.au/Domino/Web_Notes/LDMS/PubStatbook.nsf/b05145073fa2a882ca256da4001bc4e7/F6E12BFF23CCCAF8CA257FBD001F7BEC/$FILE/16-049sra%20authorised.pdf