Building near the boundary
There are rules governing the distances that single detached housing and other associated structures can be set back from front, rear and side property boundaries. Find out more about the standard requirements and how to apply for a siting variation if necessary.
The siting of a single detached building and other associated structures are regulated by the Design and Siting Standard of the Queensland Development Code. Find out the boundary setbacks required for lots under 450m² and for lots 450m² and over.
Certain types of buildings and structures are eligible for a Siting Variation Express application. Siting variation express is a streamlined process that provides you with a response from Council within three working days when you submit the application online.
A full assessment application is required if the proposal does not meet the eligibility criteria for an express assessment. Find out how to apply for this application type which has both standard and building certifier fast track options.
If you are building near the boundary and need a siting variation, it is recommended that you advise your neighbours. For Full Assessment applications, you are required to provide a written outcome of your consultation with your neighbours or advise why this could not occur.