Under the Planning and Environment Act 1987, Council is responsible for ensuring that land is used and developed in an environmentally, economically and socially responsible manner, to provide a sustainable future for its residents.
Please ensure you have discussed your proposal with Council's Planning unit before lodging your application for a planning permit. If you have previously discussed your proposal with the Planning unit and determined that planning approval is required, you can complete an application form which is available from Council's Planning unit or can be downloaded (see below).
When applying for a permit you are also required to fill out the Planning Application form, pay the application fee and provide proposal details, plans and supporting documentation. The type and level of detail of supporting documentation required by Council will depend on the nature of the proposal.
For most applications the following is required as a minimum:
Further supporting information may be required if the site is covered by planning controls such as Heritage Overlay, Inundation Overlay, Bushfire Management Overlay etc. or other planning provisions such as car parking requirements.
Sufficient and appropriate supporting documentation is important to enable Council and the community to fully understand the proposal and, in the case of Council, make a well-informed decision. If this information is not submitted with the application, your application will be delayed.
To request a copy of old plans or permits, you may download the application form below.
For further information please contact Council's Planning unit on (03) 5722 0888 or email@example.com
To assist you in preparing your application for a new planning permit or an amendment to a permit or plans already approved by Council, the Planning unit has developed the following documents which can also be downloaded.