VicSmart is a fast-track planning process introduced by the State Government to allow local councils to consider and decide on minor planning applications in a faster way.
With the introduction of VicSmart two permit processes now apply in Victoria – the VicSmart planning permit process and the regular permit process.
Features of the VicSmart permit process include:
- Applications are exempt from advertising
- Applications are decided within 10 business days
- Information that the Council is allowed to consider when granting or denying an application is now preset
- The processing of applications has been simplified
VicSmart provides more certainty to applicants about the decision-making process and the level of assessment required for each application.