A3 Street setback

Neighbouring Sites are Established

Most commonly, the minimum front setback of the proposed dwelling is established by taking the average of the two adjoining property setbacks. Let’s say, the two adjoining properties, b and c, have front setbacks of 8.17m and 6.24m, respectively:

Where one of the two adjoining properties is vacant land, the minimum front setback of the proposed dwelling can be the same distance as its established neighbour

a=( (b+c)/2 )
a=( (8.17+6.24)/2 )
a=7.21m

Where both adjoining properties are vacant land, the minimum front setback of the proposed dwelling is 6m for streets in a Transport Zone 2 and 4m for others streets

Visit: https://mapshare.vic.gov.au/vicplan/

To find which Transport Zone applies
Enter address, click ‘layers’ and tick ‘Principal Road Network’ under Transport. Transport zone will appear in the centre of the road

Curved Street Alignment

The minimum front setback of the proposed dwelling is established by taking the average of the two adjoining property setbacks. Let’s say, the two adjoining properties, b and c, have front setbacks of 8.17m and 6.24m, respectively:

The minimum front setback along Naomi Road can be the same distance as the adjoining site or 9m, whichever is lesser: a = c

The minimum front setback along Page Avenue can be the same distance as the adjoining site or 2m, whichever is the lesser.

Porches, Pergolas & Verandahs

Going back to the first scenario where the minimum front setback of the proposed dwelling is established by taking the average of the two adjoining property setbacks.

a=( (b+c)/2 )
a=( (8.17+6.24)/2 )
a=7.21m

The porch (indicated in red) may encroach 2.5m into the front setback provided its below 3.6m in height. Bringing the new front setback to:

a1=7.21m-2.5m
a1=4.71m

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