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    Default How close can you build to your back fence?

    Just in general. I'm going to check the council pages later on when I have more time but thought that someone might know off the top of their heads.

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    It depends on council but I'm pretty sure you need to be able get a garbage bin through sort of thing

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    90cm for a structure 1.4m for a residence/building in nsw from memory

    ETA: Cat enclosure/carport type of structures 90cm.
    Shed/garage/granny flat 1.4m

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    Depends on your council and whether your estate has special covenants in place.

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    Depends on what type of building and how big the windows are.

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    Every council will be different, in my area we have a 6m setback, so the house has to end 6m from the fence. A pool or secondary structure has to be 900mm off the fence

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    Thank you everyone. I found this:
    http://hub.planning.nsw.gov.au/Porta...evelopment.pdf

    and it seems to say 3m I think...which means I don't think we can extend the existing building towards the backfence as I think there may only be a couple of metres spare if we were to do so. It is a house with a side yard, not so much a back yard if that makes sense. We would be looking at extending the main dwelling and not a shed or other structure.

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    Check with your council anyway. We had to leave 3m at the back for an easement but could build against the side fence with extra approval (which cost a little more but was easy to get).

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    Sometimes with Council and neighbour approval you can build to the boundary. Worth a shot if you really want the addition

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    Check with your local council.

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