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Town Planning Applications

Council’s Planning team can help you with applications and enquiries for developments throughout the Rural City of Wangaratta. The Planning and Building Counter is located in the foyer of the Wangaratta Government Centre and is open 8.30-5pm, with social distancing in place. 

You can also pay for your building and planning permits via the portal. Click on the link below to get started!


Planning Permits relate to the use and development of the land.

Council's Planning Department is responsible for land use and development under the Planning and Environment Act 1987 through the provisions of the Wangaratta Planning Scheme and for administering subdivisions in accordance with the Subdivision Act 1988. 

The Wangaratta Planning Scheme is the governing document for use, development and protection of land in the Rural City of Wangaratta.Planning Permits can only be issued by Council, VCAT or the Minister for Planning. 

Before you start a new business, construct a new building, or change the way land or buildings are used you need to check if a planning permit is required. You may require a Planning Permit for a house, business, building works, fence or removing or lopping native vegetation, depending on the zone and overlays applicable to your property.

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