Before finalising any land purchase a call to the Local Councils Building and Planning departments, with details of the site address, will enable you to obtain information on any requirements relating to the particular site and area in general.
Information such as height restrictions, boundary setbacks, colour restrictions,overlays etc will be readily available.
Ask the question - What Council restrictions and requirements are in place for my site?
In Victoria, information on Planning Overlays, such as 'Land Subject to Inundation', 'Wildfire Overlay', 'Heritage Overlay' and the zoning classification for a particular site can be found at the Land Services Website.
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