Victoria Requirements

Site plans for council serve to accurately depict the layout of a parcel of land and any structures to scale.

Typically, two types of site plans are necessary:

  1. Existing site plan – depicting the current state of the site.
  2. Proposed site plan – illustrating anticipated changes post-construction.

These plans should adhere to a specific scale, preferably 1:100, 1:200, or 1:500.

Key components of site plans include:

  • Orientation with a North point indicated.
  • Boundaries, dimensions, and orientation of the site.
  • Adjacent streets and properties, including details of buildings, access ways, and other notable features.
  • Locations of habitable room windows facing the property and secluded open space areas within nine meters of the site.
  • Area coverage of the proposed development and existing structure footprints.

Additionally, site plans should encompass:

  • Features impacting access or construction, such as electricity poles, street trees, drainage pits, and fire hydrants.
  • Ground levels on-site and neighboring properties measured to the Australian Height Datum (AHD).
  • Easements, drainage, sewerage pipes, and power lines.
  • Infrastructure like footpaths, outdoor storage areas, and service facilities.
  • Details of driveways, parking spaces, bicycle parking, and pedestrian accessways, including construction specifications.
  • Designation of vegetation to be retained or removed.
  • Areas not immediately utilized.