Council’s Planning Officer will be able to explain the planning scheme provisions and policy requirements that relate to the proposed development. There may be special conditions that apply to the area, including heritage and vegetation controls. Dependant on the level of information provided by the applicant, the Planning Officer should be able to provide an explanation of the likely planning issues that may arise from the development concept.
Every application needs to be considered on its merits and assessed against the provisions of the Planning and Environment Act 1987, the Glenelg Planning Scheme, and relevant State and local policies. So while the Planning Officer can provide guidance on the potential issues and overall direction in preparing the application, they cannot provide a definitive ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ answer at this stage.
Council’s Planning Officer is not in a position to offer an alternative to obtaining relevant, independent professional advice in the preparation of a detailed permit application.
You may need to apply for a planning permit if your plans propose to:
Planning Fees for 2022-2023 (PDF, 166KB)
An advertised planning application is a planning permit lodged with Council that does not yet have approval. It is on exhibition for public viewing. Comments / objections can be submitted for consideration. See the current applications on notice.
For more information on Heritage Places visit our Heritage Service page.
Find out how to make a submission to a Planning Permit.
The responsible authority may extend the time if a request is made in writing or by completing the Request Extension of Time to a Planning Permit form(PDF, 52KB) before the permit expires or thereafter, within the periods allowed by section 69 of the Planning and Environment Act 1987 as below;
Applications can be made to amend and change an existing permit under Section 72 of the Planning and Environment Act 1987.
Please note any decision issued by the Victorian Civil & Administrative Tribunal cannot be amended.
An application form can be downloaded to amend the permit(PDF, 294KB).
Find more information here on how to fill out the application form(PDF, 453KB).
Minor amendments under the primary consent of a permit can be considered under secondary consent.
An application form can be downloaded to apply for secondary consent(PDF, 749KB).