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The following examples and illustrations of zoning regulations apply to typical RF1, single detached residential housing, zoned lots.

Building Location

Houses are generally required to be 6m (19.7 ft) away from the front property line and 1.2m (3.9 ft) away from a side property line. However, this required distance can change based on zoning and overlay schedules.

Please refer to this illustration for a general outline of these requirements:

This image indicates general building location requirements for houses.

Building Size

Site coverage refers to the amount of property that is covered by buildings. This chart outlines the percentages of property coverage for each type of structure.




Accessory buildings
(total of all other structures, including garages, greenhouses and sheds)


Total site coverage


Combined house and attached garage


If your property is zoned differently than RF1, please contact our technical advisors for further information.

Building Height

The height of a house cannot exceed 10m (32.8 ft) in height. This height is measured differently according to specific housing designs in RF1 zoned lots.

Height requirements for houses based on specific housing and roof designs. 

If your new home will be in a mature neighbourhood that is part of the Mature Neighbourhood Overlay (MNO), the maximum height is 8.9 metres.


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