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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, 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.

Residential Design Guidelines
 (PDF - 876KB)
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
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.

Signs Information Guide (PDF - 1.6MB)
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.

Information Guidelines for Liquor related Planning Permit Applications (PDF - 1.24MB)
Guidelines to help you prepare a planning permit application for the sale and consumption of alcohol.

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.

General Planning Application Checklist
 (PDF - 184KB)

Subdivision Application Checklist (PDF - 171KB)

Satellite Dish Application Checklist (PDF - 176KB)

Subdivision Design Manual
Click the link above to visit the 'Subdivision Design Manual' section of Council's website. Council's 'Design Manual for the Subdivision of Land' is aimed at land developers and consulting engineers working in the land development industry.