# How close can I build to my boundary WA?

## How close can I build to my boundary WA?

The side boundary setback (existing boundaries with adjoining properties only), except for a wall built to the boundary, is a minimum of: 1.5m for a wall up to 4.5m high. 2m for a wall up to 7.5m high. 2m plus 0.5m for every 3m (or part of 3m) over 7.5m height for a wall over 7.5m high.

What is building setback line?

In land use, a setback is the minimum distance which a building or other structure must be set back from a street or road, a river or other stream, a shore or flood plain, or any other place which is deemed to need protection. In some cases, building ahead of a setback line may be permitted through special approval.

How do you calculate setback requirements?

Generally, you start at the street or road to determine your front setback. Measure with an imaginary line that forms a 90 degree angle with the starting point; in other words, don’t measure using a diagonal line. If you have an odd-shaped lot, special rules apply especially to side or rear setbacks.

### What are R-codes WA?

The residential design codes or R-Codes control the design of residential development throughout Western Australia. The R-Codes aim to address emerging design trends, promote sustainability, improve clarity and highlight assessment pathways to facilitate better outcomes for residents.

Can you build right up to your boundary?

There is no right to build astride the boundary if your neighbour objects. You must also inform the adjoining owner if you plan to build a wall wholly on your own land, but up against the boundary line. If you do build a wall astride the boundary line, it will be a party wall.

What is a lot setback?

A setback is the horizontal distance (measured at 90 degrees) from a lot boundary to a development.

#### What are R-codes?

Residential Design Codes (R-Codes) The R-codes are adopted by local governments by reference in their local planning scheme. The objectives of the R-Codes are: To provide residential development of an appropriate design for the intended residential purpose, density, context of place and scheme objectives.