Make sure you are clear in what you are proposing. You will be required to provide detailed plans and outline of what your proposal is for any application. Consult with the Planning Scheme and the community map to see which zones and overlays affect your property.
The planning report search provides you with a free and easy summary of planning information relating to your property.
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For all Planning Permit applications, you will need to:
Lodge your application and supporting documents by emailing them to email@example.com
There is a fee for applying for a Planning Permit, as set by Victoria State Government regulations.
Fees can be paid over the phone, via cheque, or in person at Council’s office at 34 Lyle Street, Warracknabeal.
Fees can be found online or you can contact Council’s planning department. If you are applying for a number of fee items (for example construction of 3 dwellings and subdivision, or construction of an industrial building and removal of native vegetation) then a composite fee will apply therefore it is encouraged to contact Council’s planning department.
Council’s planning officer will assess your application and determine whether any further information is required and if it needs to be advertised to the public.
Depending on your project, you may be able to apply for a VicSmart permit which is a fast-tracked assessment process for straightforward planning permit applications.
VicSmart is a fast-tracked process for straightforward planning applications.
These applications are not advertised to nearby properties and can be decided within 10 business days.
Some types of applications have a reduced fee.
Some of the following projects may be assessable under the VicSmart system depending on zoning and applicable overlays:
You can include one or more proposals in an application.
Have a look through the Yarriambiack Planning Scheme – VicSmart Applications and Requirements section to see if your project qualifies.
For more information, visit the Victorian government’s VicSmart applicant’s guide.