A building boundary variation can also be called a siting variation. It is a prescribed area of a land parcel that cannot be built on unless dispensation is given by Council.
Application for a building siting variation
You will need to apply for a relaxation if you wish to build outside the setback requirements for the property. Setbacks are generally in accordance with the Queensland Development Code:
- Front boundary - 6 metres
- Side/rear boundary - 1.5 metres for single storey
- Side/rear boundary - 2 metres for double storey
The Planning Scheme can also prescribe set back distances for certain areas of Scenic Rim Council area which may or may not include building envelopes.
- Refer to Council's Development Application and Property (DAP) online service
If there is a building envelope on the property, you must build within the envelope or apply to build outside the building envelop - contact Council's Planning department to discuss further.
Lodgment of building siting variation applications
For building applications and information go to: - Lodging a building and plumbing application or extension of time
Building and plumbing applications can be lodged either by:
- email (see details below)
- in person or by post.