Hi guys, Have been reading many a propertychat posts for some time now, educating myself as I’ve always wanted to develop my property. Finally decided to get the ball rolling this year and recently been in contact with a number of builders, surveyors, council as well as utility providers. This is my first ever subdivision and it's quite daunting! I have an 885m2 (R20) block in Perth, which (the previous owner prior to selling), applied and received WAPC Conditional Approval for a retain and build, battleaxe property - taking into account the 5% variation rule. WAPC allowed for 2 Green Titles (following all clearances being undertaken). My understanding is that survey-strata was considered, but Green Title granted. Realise there’s a lot of discussion around the merits of either, and the headworks costs involved etc for sub-dividing. For now though, I’m stuck with Green Title which WAPC conditionally granted, so will work on that basis. I’ve been given conflicting advice from a few parties regarding necessary setbacks, and wanted to put it out there to the PC community, if they’ve experienced anything similar and any advice. See diagram attached, and specifically the area highlighted in green - access leg and 2 points circled in red. FYI - 6m with the ‘lip’ (bottom right) accessway, so pretty much 4m running down the RHS boundary - The distance from the existing house (to be retained) to the boundary is only 0.35m. My concern relates to the WAPC Condition, which is fairly stock standard: All buildings having the necessary clearance from the new boundaries as required under the relevant legislation including the Local Planning Scheme and Building Regulations of Australia. (Local Government). My conflicting advice has been as such: 1. 0.35m is not enough of a setback for the existing dwelling to the green title boundary. Needs to be at least 1m for non-habitable room (there is a kitchen and laundry along the RHS of the house), or 1.5m for bedrooms. Also, likely the eaves would overhang as well. Local council won’t clear this condition unless modifications are undertaken to the existing property to comply. This is because it is Green Title, had the WAPC application been survey strata, no problems at all. 2. You’ll get clearance for that condition from Local Council no problems, as WAPC have already seen the plans and agreed to it during the sub-division process. Based on my reading of the r-codes, it seems to be Advice 1 is correct, however is there something I am missing? Advice 2 came from multiple sources - is this really the case? TLDR: Is there any instance where Local Council would approve a setback of 0.35m from a Green Title boundary, because WAPC being the higher authority have already endorsed the proposed plan during the sub-division application? Appreciate the collective expertise of propertychat members!