The Planning and Environment Act 1987 establishes the planning permit application process.
The following information is provided as a guide for those involved in the planning permit application process, however the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) website provides detailed information about the planning permit assessment and review processes for users of the planning system. It is recommended that you review the information before lodging a planning permit application.
Which planning permit application stream is your proposal eligible for?
The first step when preparing your planning permit application is to identify which application stream your proposal is eligible for; VicSmart, Priority Paid, or the standard planning permit application process.
The following information outlines each of the services, but if you are unsure of which service your application is eligible for, please contact Council's Planning department on 8571 1000.
The Planning department offers a pre-application discussion service (fees apply) which provides potential applicants with an opportunity to meet with planning officers to discuss their proposal, identify key areas of concern, and gain an understanding of the planning permit application process.