Audit

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Street View

The direction of the VIEW is determined based on the fact that you will be standing on the road facing the Site.

Include in your comments the aspect (i.e. N, S, E, W, NE, NW, SE or SW)

View to FRONT

View to REAR

View to LEFT

View to RIGHT

Background Information

Has a Section 149(5) Certificate been provided?

Have the Section 88B restrictions on the Title been provided?

Site Details

Does the site information accurately identify the site?

Are the site details accurate and consistent on all plans?

Has a site sketch been provided to assist locating the site? If not provide a sketch for those that follow.

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Plans & Specifications

Are the plans legible and drawn to scale?

Are the plans and specifications consistent?

Do the plans accurately depict the location of all of the proposed structures existing on the proposed site?

Contours & Levels

Are the contours and levels indicated on the plans accurate?

Landform & Surrounding Area

Have all unusual landforms been clearly identified?

Is the site free of any naturally occurring landforms that may affect the proposal?

Is the site free of any features unique to the surrounding are that may affect the site? This includes Public Reserves and the like.

Excavation

Do the plans accurately show the amount of excavation proposed?

Will excavation comply with the following;
a) <1000mm if closer than 1000mm,
b) <2000mm if >1000mm but <2000mm,
c) <3000mm if >3000mm.

Fill

Will the fill platform be less than 1500mm from the wall of the proposal?

Will fill be less than 1000mm?

Retaining Walls

Will a retaining wall be required?

Is the location of any retaining wall clearly indicated on the plans?

Is the height of any wall lower than a height that will require Engineering Certification?

Driveways, Kerb & Guttering and Road Openings

Will the gradient of the driveway comply with the requirements of AS2890.1-2004?

Does a road opening exist?

Is access available from the roadway to the proposed dwelling?

Trees

Will all trees greater than 8000mm in height be greater than 3000mm from the proposal?

Is the site free of any trees look like they could be on a 'Significant Tree Register' held by Council?

Building Line Setbacks

Are the setbacks of any dwelling on an adjoining property indicated on the plans?

The site does not appear to be a classified road?
That is;
a) Highway
b) Main Road
c) Secondary Road
d) Tourist Road
e) Transitway
f) Unclassified Regional Road

Sanitary Facilities

Will separate approval be required for sanitary facilities under the Local Government Act?

Utilities

Will the location of any utility such as an A/C system, hot water service or the like affect access to the rear yard?

Easements

All easements affecting the site are indicated on the plans?

Stormwater Drainage

Has a plan of stormwater disposal been provided?
(Ensure that Engineering Hydraulics are not required)

Can the disposal point for the storm water be clearly identified?

Is there an outlet in the kerb and gutter for the stormwater?

Can an approval be issued without acquiring consent under Section 68 of the Local a Government Act for the stormwater?

Damage to Public Infrastructure

Is Councils infrastructure free of damage?
(All damage is to be photographed and noted)

Fire Hydrants (Bushfire-prone sites only)

Has the location of any fire hydrants been marked on the plans?

Is there a fire hydrant within. 60m of the proposed development?

Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.