What Developments are Permissible in the R5 Zone?

*Permissible developments can vary between LGA's, however these are the typical developments allowed for R5 zoning.

Zone R5, also known as Large Lot Residential, generally has several objectives. The objectives can help you understand why certain developments are allowed or prohibited in this zone. One purpose is to provide residential housing in a rural setting while preserving, and minimising impacts on, environmentally sensitive locations and scenic quality. It's also to minimise conflict between land uses within this zone and land uses within adjoining zones. The purpose can vary between councils and some may have additional purposes, but these tend to be consistently seen across the different councils.

With that said, below are the developments that are typically allowed and prohibited under the R5 Zone.

Allowed without Council's Consent

Development without seeking council's consent is only allowed for the purpose of home occupation.

Allowed with Council's Consent

Consent by council must be obtained prior to development for any of the following:

  • Dwelling houses

Prohibited Development

Any development not listed above is generally prohibited under R5 zoning and council will not give approval.

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