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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, you may wish to engage a planning consultant to prepare and lodge your application.

If you are unsure of the information you need to provide as part of your planning permit application, contact Council's Planning department on 8571 1000.




Application requirements for Car Parking Reduction

Guide for all applications for reduction of car parking.

Application requirements for Industrial/Commercial Development

Guide for all applications for industrial/commercial development.

Application requirements for Multi Dwelling Residential Development

Guide for all applications for multi dwelling residential development.

Application for Signage Checklist

Guide for all applications for signage.

General Planning Applications Checklist (use and development)

Guide for all applications for general planning (use and development).

Information Guidelines for Liquor related Planning Permit Applications

Guidelines to help you prepare a planning permit application for the sale and consumption of alcohol.

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.

Satellite Dish Application Checklist

What you need to provide when making a planning permit application to construct, install and use a satellite dish.

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.

Subdivision Application Checklist

What you need to provide when making a planning permit applicaton for the subdivision of land.

Subdivision Design Manual

Council's 'Design Manual for the Subdivision of Land' is aimed at land developers and consulting engineers working in the land development industry.

Sustainable Design requirements for Planning Applications

Incorporating Environmentally Sustainable Development (ESD) into the design of new development is now a requirement under the City of Greater Dandenong Planning Scheme Clause 22.06 - Environmentally Sustainable Development.  This policy applies to all developments of three or more dwellings, and all non-residential developments with a floor area of 1,000 square metres or more.

Tree Removal Flowchart

Do you need a permit to remove a tree? Read Planning Permit requirements.

VicSmart Information Guides and Checklists

Visit the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) website to obtain the current version of all VicSmart documentation.