Planning Permit - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this permit if you intend to use or develop land, or change the use or development of land, which is subject to a planning scheme. A planning permit grants approval for a particular use or development, including changing the use, appearance, or size of land or structures (subdivision, signage, buildings and structures, and building work) to proceed on a specific parcel of land.

A planning permit may be amended if required upon application subject to the usual process for obtaining a planning permit and payment of the prescribed fee.

The process may be complex and you should seek expert advice or consult with your council for further advice and/or assistance.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this permit your application must contain the fee and sufficient information to show that the proposed planning changes will comply with current legislation and planning schemes.

Your application should be made on the approved form clearly stating and / or accompanied by the following details:

  • name and address of applicant
  • address of land, title particulars, plan showing land or any combination of these
  • the existing use of the land and the proposed use and development
  • the estimated cost of the development
  • any additional information required by the planning scheme such as copies of any registered restrictive covenant and other identifying information.

The approval process involves consideration of your proposed use or development against zoning and planning controls that apply in your municipal area (both Local and State government).

There is mandatory notice and time requirements before approval for a planning permit may be given and it may be granted subject to conditions. The process may be complex and you should seek expert advice or consult with the council for further advice and assistance.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Prerequisites

Duration

Up to two years. An extension of three months may be granted.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication

Please consult the responsible council for specific information on fees to be submitted with your application.

Application$502.00Use only. Fees for 2016-17.
Variation$502.00Amend a permit to change use, conditions, or what permit allows. Fees for 2016-17.
Variation$102.00Amend an application for a permit or an application for an amendment to a permit. Fees for 2016-17.
VaryVariation$154.50

Amendment of plans. Fees for 2016-17.

Variation$85.50

Extension of time. Fees for 2016-17.

Administering agency

Surf Coast Shire Council

Act(s) name

Planning and Environment Act 1987 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Planning and Environment Regulations 2015 (Victoria)

Contact details

Building Services Department
Surf Coast Shire Council


Operating address:
1 Merrijig Drive
Torquay, Victoria 3228
Mailing address:
PO BOX 350
Torquay, Victoria 3228

Phone:

03 5261 0600

Fax:

03 5261 0525
info@surfcoast.vic.gov.au

Website:

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