Encroachment setback & dimension guidelines

Before applying for an encroachment licence, read these setback and dimension guidelines.

 

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Encroachment Roading Setback Guidelines and Clearances (78KB PDF)

Guidelines

See our setback and dimension guidelines for proposed encroachment structures entering air or subsoil legal road space such as:

  • canopies
  • balconies
  • exoskeletal support
  • foundations
  • anchors.
Diagram showing the set back distances from the road.
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Encroachment roading setback clearances

  • Minimum height footpath to canopy 2400mm
  • Minimum height footpath to balcony 3000mm
  • Minimum setback canopy edge to kerb face 450mm
  • Minimum structure clearance over formed roadway:
    • Standard road routes 4500mm
    • Overheight routes 6000mm
  • Minimum park size (garage, carport, carpad, cardeck)
    • Perpendicular park 6000mm x 3000mm
    • Parallel park 6000mm x 3500mm
  • Minimum setback park to kerb face:
    • Garage, carport 2700mm
    • Carpad, cardeck 1700mm
    • If no footpath 1000mm
  • Maximum height fenced land 1000mm