As part of the planning process, in some cases when someone applies for a planning permit or an amendment to an existing permit, we notify people who may be affected by the proposal. This process is called 'Public Notification' and can be carried out in different forms:
A copy of the application plans and supporting documentation is available through our Online Planning Register during the advertising period. Please ensure that you inspect the advertising documents so that you clearly understand what is proposed before you make an objection. All advertised documentation is placed on Council's website for the required notice period.
Once the Advertising period concludes we require you to submit a Statutory Declaration indicating that the relevant advertising signage was displayed for the requested period. A copy of the Statutory Declaration is provided below.
You can find out the current status of a planning permit application online, through our Planning Register.
The register is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and allows you to quickly check:
The information provided through the Planning Register abides by the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 as it provides information that is currently available to the public at our municipal offices.
You will need to submit your objection in writing before we make a decision on the relevant application, but preferably before the advertising period ends.
We will write to you to confirm that we’ve received your objection and advise you of the timing and process for deciding the application in subsequent letters.
Note: Your full objection becomes a public document including your personal details, and can be viewed by anyone on request.
Lodge an objection and search for the relevant planning application through the public register and select the ‘feedback’ button.
You will need to submit your Letter of Support in writing before we make a decision on the relevant application, but preferably before the advertising period ends. We will write to you to confirm that we’ve received your letter of support and advise you of the timing and process for deciding the application in subsequent letters.
Note: A letter of support can be lodged for a planning permit application. These submissions form part of the planning permit process and therefore, are not private or anonymous. A copy will be made available (including submitter's details) to any person, including the permit applicant.
It is recommended the letter includes the application number, street address of the proposal, name and contact details as well as the reasons for support of the proposal.
Lodge a letter of support and search for the relevant planning application through the public register and select the ‘feedback’ button.
A petition is a single objection with multiple signatures. It must include the contact details (including name, address, email and phone number) of the head petitioner (organiser) and the reasons/concerns for the petition. A copy of any decision made by Council will be provided to the head petitioner. It is the responsibility of the head petitioner to notify all signatories on the petition of Council’s decision. It is important to note only the head petitioner will have third-party appeal rights, through the appeals process at VCAT.
In the event there is no listed head petitioner, Council will notify one of the signatories on the petition. It will be the responsibility of this person, to notify all others on the petition.
Lodge a petition and search for the relevant planning application through the public register and select the ‘feedback’ button.