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Planning Information about your Property


Where can I obtain a copy of my land title?

A copy of a certificate of title can be purchased online via the LANDATA website www.landata.vic.gov.au 


What is the zoning of my land?

Zones and overlays show how your land can be used and developed. 

Every property is zoned. A property only has one zone. A zone shows the preferred land uses in an area. The main types of zones are residential, business and industrial.
 
Some properties also have overlay controls. Overlay controls protect things like heritage or show areas that need special care, like areas that may flood.
 
Current zoning and overlay information can be obtained via the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) website www.planning.vic.gov.au 


Where can I find out about what planning regulations apply to my property?

Each individual property has a set of planning controls which specify when a planning permit is needed.  To find out what controls apply to your property, you can:

  • Obtain a free property report, or purchase a certificate of title or planning certificate at www.land.vic.gov.au
  • Visit the Planning Maps Online section of the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) website www.planning.vic.gov.au 
  • View planning scheme maps in person at Greater Dandenong Civic Centre, Level 3, 225 Lonsdale Street, Dandenong from 8.30am-5pm


What is a planning certificate?

Planning certificates are official statements of the planning controls that apply to a property.  They are mainly used to satisfy the requirements of the Sale of Land Act 1962, under which the vendor of a property is required to provide details of the land zoning, and any overlay controls or exhibited proposed amendments to the planning scheme.

Planning certificates do not show the locations of zone boundaries and any additional site specific controls. Therefore, it is important to check the Greater Dandenong Planning Scheme for information on planning provisions and controls - visit the Planning Schemes Online section of the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) website www.planning.vic.gov.au

Planning certificates issued by Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) can be obtained online via the LANDATA website www.landata.vic.gov.au 

Statements of the zoning and overlays relating to a property can also be obtained at no cost in a planning property report from www.land.vic.gov.au. These statements however do not have the same legal status as a planning certificate.

Please note: The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) is the Responsible Authority for issuing planning certificates - the City of Greater Dandenong cannot issue planning certificates.