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Boundary Clearances (Maryborough Area)

DOMESTIC MEASUREMENTS Dwelling (Class 1) 1. Road Boundary – 6 metres 2. • • •

Side & Rear For building For building For building

Boundary: height < 4.5m – 1.5 metres height 4.5m to 7.5m – 2.0 metres height > 7.5m – Refer to the Senior Development Officer

Note • Certain concessions may be available for narrow allotments – refer Narrow Allotments. • Where any encroachment of the boundary clearances is required, a formal application to vary the Queensland Development Code citing requirements will be necessary. SHEDS, CARPORTS & GARAGES (CLASS 10A) 1. Road Boundary – 6 metres Any relaxation to this 6 metre setback can be considered by an application to Council. The application must provide information that no other alternatives exist and any other justifiable reasons applicable. 2. Side Boundary – 1.5 metres Concession – A class 10 building may generally be constructed within the 1.5 metre setback if the total length of all buildings along that boundary does not exceed 9 metres in length and does not exceed a maximum height of 4.5 metres and an average height of 3.5 metres and the parts located within the boundary clearance are located no closer than 1.5m to a window in a habitable room at an adjoining dwelling and that adequate measures have been taken to discharge rainwater. Other factors may affect these distances. Please check with Council's Building Services. Concession – For open carport, the minimum road setback may be less than required if the aggregate perimeter dimensions of the walls, solid screens and supports located within the setback does not exceed 15% of the total perimeter dimension (along the line of supports) of that part of the carport within the same setback and there is no alternative on-site location for a carport that complies with the 6m boundary setback and will allow vehicular access having a minimum width of 2.5m and have a maximum gradient of 1 in 5.

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FENCES, SCREENS & HORTICULTURAL STRUCTURES 1. Screens or fences < 2 metres in height above natural ground level – 0 metres boundary clearance. 2. Structures which are not part of a building and which are not more than 1 metre above the level of the natural ground surface – 0 metres boundary clearance. 3. Pergola or other structures - if the pergola or other structure is not enclosed or roofed and not higher than 2.4 metres in height measured at the boundary; and primarily ornamental or for horticultural purposes; and not located within the 6m road boundary clearance – 0 metres boundary clearance. CORNER ALLOTMENTS Fencing corner allotments involve special requirements – see below “Special Requirements for Corner Allotments”. Special Requirements for Corner Allotments

The above diagram refers to fencing requirements for a corner allotment. Customers are able to erect a fence (> 1 metre but < 2 metres) on a corner allotment provided the fence > 1 metre is not erected up to the corner. To erect a fence > 1 metre around the corner, the fence must be cut back from the corner with three (3) equal chords as shown above. Alternatively, a fence > 1 metre may be erected up to the corner, provided the fence tapers down to 1 metre or less, within the 6 metres from the corner (as shown above).

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Boundary Clearance to road frontage determined by Table A1

The above diagram is used for corner allotments with a two (2) road access. Structures are not able be placed within a 9 metre diagonal radius of a corner (as shown above) unless the structure does not exceed 2 metres in height. Where an allotment has a two (2) road access, one access must comply with the 6m road boundary clearance and where the lot has an average depth of 24m or less with the second access determined by using Table A1 of Part 12 of the Queensland Development Code. The second boundary will be less than the prescribed boundary clearance, as determined by the table. Application must be made to Council to nominate which boundary clearance can be reduced.

Table A1

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All further enquires about boundary clearance measures should be referred to Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Building Services for advice. NARROW ALLOTMENTS For a rectangle or near rectangle, narrow lot with 15m or less frontage, the side and rear setbacks are as detailed in Table A2. Table A2. The minimum side and rear boundary clearances for narrow allotments are as follows:

For example - If a narrow allotment had a road frontage of 12.34 metres and the building height was 5 metres the minimum side and rear boundary clearance would be 1.4 metres. All further enquires about narrow allotment boundary clearance measures should be referred to Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Building Services for advice.

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