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Have your planning permit fast tracked

Planning applications and proposals that meet certain criteria may be eligible to be fast tracked. Learn more about the three fast track processes available at the City of Whittlesea.

All lodgements of the below application types can be applied for through the Online Planning customer portal.

Looking for more information?

To discuss your planning permit, contact our Planning Department on 9217 2170 or email

The following services help reduce delays in getting your application processed, subject to your application meeting certain criteria.

VicSmart Applications

VicSmart is a process for straight forward subdivisions, fences, advertising signage and minor buildings and works.

Learn more about VicSmart applications here.

To discuss whether your project can be considered for VicSmart contact our Planning Department on 9217 2170.

Fast Lane Applications

Fast Lane is a simple and fast process for assessing planning permit applications for single dwellings on lot sizes less than 300m2 located in our growth areas.

Anyone wanting to build a single dwelling on a lot less than 300m2, where a Development Plan Overlay applies, in suburbs such as Epping, Mernda, Doreen, South Morang or Wollert can use this service for a 15 business day turnaround.

Contact our Planning Department on 9217 2170 or email


Priority development applications

For projects that deliver community benefit and local employment opportunities to the City of Whittlesea, we have a priority application process.

Applications that contribute to the following criteria are eligible:

  • employment generation
  • community wellbeing
  • environmental sustainability
  • critical infrastructure
  • geographic location

Learn more about the Priority Development Assessment Process through the documents below, or contact our Building and Planning Department on 9217 2170 or email