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Planning and Design

Planning and Design

Information Guides and Checklists

The following information guides and checklists are provided to assist you to complete your planning  application and to submit all of the necessary documentation.

For complex applications, it is recommended that you engage a planning consultant to prepare and lodge the application.

Also remember that you can contact Planning or use our Planning Pre-application Discussion Service if you need assistance.

All information guides and checklists are in PDF format.


Planning information guides and checklists

We are currently updating our Planning information guides and checklists.  Please contact Planning if you are unsure of the information you need to provide as part of your planning permit application.

Residential design guidelines
These Guidelines have been created to ensure new housing makes a positive contribution to local neighbourhoods, and are good quality, well designed and comfortable places to live.

Sustainable design requirements for planning applications
Council uses the Sustainable Design Assessment in the Planning Process (SDAPP) to ensure planning permit applicants address these ESD requirements.

Signs information guide
Guidelines and examples of good and bad signs that anyone wanting to display a sign should consider before ordering or installing any sign, and before submitting a planning permit application.

Priority Paid service general information sheet
Council's "fast track" planning application service for commercial and industrial planning permit applications.

Information guidelines for liquor related planning permit applications
Guidelines to help you prepare a planning permit application for the sale and consumption of alcohol.


General planning application checklist

Subdivision application checklist

Satellite dish application checklist


Subdivision Design manual
The City of Greater Dandenong’s Design Manual for the Subdivision of Land is aimed at land developers and consulting engineers working in the land development industry.