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Some developments may achieve planning objectives despite not meeting the required development standards. The planning system provides flexibility to allow these objectives to still be met by varying development standards in exceptional cases.
Applicants can apply to vary certain development standards:
Variations are supported where they demonstrate that the standard is unnecessary and unreasonable in the circumstances of the case and that the objectives of the standard, the zone and the broader city wide plan have been achieved.
Please talk to our development assessment officers if you are seeking to vary a standard. Requests can be lodged on the forms below.