Information Requirements for a Planning Permit Application
To ensure that a planning permit application can be processed in the most efficient manner, it is essential that Council is provided with all the necessary information. This fact sheet provides general guidance about what information to include with your application; for detailed information about your particular application, please contact Council’s Planning Team on 5624 2411.
'Certificate of Title' and 'Plan of Subdivision'
You will need to provide a copy of the Certificate of Title and Plan of Subdivision for the subject site. You will also need to provide copies of any restriction(s) listed on the Certificate of Title. These documents must be obtained and dated within no more than three months prior to lodgement and are available from landata.vic.gov.au
You will need to provide a detailed cover letter summarising your proposal. This should include, but not necessarily be limited to, the purpose of the proposal and its intended uses.
You will need to provide a site plan. This is an impression of the subject site both currently and with the proposed development, taken from a bird’s-eye view, including the following detail:
- all built form (i.e. dwellings, sheds, garages, driveways, etc)
- all vegetation on the site
- the dimensions of the site’s boundaries
- the distance between all built form and the site’s boundaries
- site levels (note: if the subject site is within the Land Subject to Inundation Overlay or Special Building Overlay, levels will need to be provided to Australian Height Datum)
- location of neighbouring dwellings and associated buildings
- any easements on the subject site
- any proposed landscaping
- any fencing
- a north arrow.
Example site plans - existing and proposed
You will need to include floor plans, which need to show the internal layout of both the existing and proposed development, taken from a bird’s-eye view, and include the following detail:
- the internal layout of all built form
- the dimensions of all windows, external and internal walls
- the purpose of each room notated
- all finished floor levels.
Example of a floor plan
You will need to include detailed elevation plans which show the proposed and existing built form from all four sides and should including the following detail:
- the floor and ceiling levels of the proposed development
- the maximum wall and building height of the proposed built form above natural ground level
- the maximum and minimum heights of any walls
- the average heights of any walls along boundaries of the subject site
- any proposed cut and/or fill dimensioned above or below natural ground level
- a colour and materials schedule.
Lodgement of planning permit application
As well as preparing the necessary documentation, you will need to complete and sign an Application for Planning Permit form. Your application can then be sent via email, mail or submitted in person at a Council Customer Service Centre.
In most instances a planning permit application fee will be required. This fee will vary depending on the type of application proposed. It is recommended that you contact Council's Planning Team on 5624 2411 before lodging an application if you are unsure of the correct fee.