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Submissions to a Planning Permit

A submission can be made to a planning application.

Any person who feels they may be detrimentally affected by a planning application can submit an objection giving reasons for the objection and how they would be affected.

​The Rural City of Wangaratta also accepts submissions in support of an application. These must be submitted in writing and will be considered alongside any objections as part of the review and approval processes.

All planning applications that are awaiting decision, are available for viewing at the Wangaratta Government Centre during business hours.

To view the planning application register please visit the Planning and Building unit at the Wangaratta Government Centre, corner Ford and Ovens Street, Wangaratta.

How do I lodge a submission?

Submissions must be lodged in writing. 

All submissions must include:

  • your name and address
  • (if objecting) your reason for the objection including a description of how you believe the proposal will affect you.

Please email your submission to planningmail@wangaratta.vic.gov.au or send it to Planning Department, Rural City of Wangaratta, PO Box 238, Wangaratt Vic 3676

You will receive written acknowledgment that your submission has been received by the Rural City of Wangaratta.

Valid submissions and objections will be considered as part of the assessment of the application by the Council.

The Rural City of Wangaratta must take all submissions and objections into consideration before making a decision. However, only concerns which relate to relevant planning considerations can be considered. For example, financial detriment or devaluation of property is not within the scope of matters that can be considered in the assessment of a planning permit under the provisions of the Planning and Environment Act 1987.

If the Council decides to grant the permit, you will be sent a Notice of Decision to Grant a Permit (NOD). As an objector you will have 21 days to lodge an application for review with the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT). If no objectors lodge a review with VCAT during this time, the planning permit will be issued.

Please note: An submission is a public document. Copies may be made available to other parties including the applicant, councillors and the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT).

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