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Planning

Planning relates to the use and development of land under the provisions of the Glenelg Planning Scheme.

The Planning Scheme comprises state and local policies and guidelines, together with a series of zoning and overlay maps. The Planning Scheme and maps can be viewed at the Glenelg Shire Customer Service Centres of Portland, Casterton or Heywood or via the Department of Environment Land Water & Planning webpage.

Click on the following link to view the Current Planning Applications on Notice.

Planning Property Reports

Search for planning information, including zones, overlays and maps, about a property, land parcel or crown land.

The Planning Report Search provides you with quick and easy access to a summary of planning information for an address in Victoria.

This is a handy tool to use when purchasing a property.

What Do Planning Permits Do?

Ensure that any new 'use' or 'development' of land within our Shire is appropriate under the Glenelg Planning Scheme.
Use means how the land is used e.g. residential, farming, etc.
Development means what is constructed on the land.
Consider the impact of any development on the local environment.

THE PLANNING UNIT IS OPEN FROM 9:00AM-4:00PM MONDAY-FRIDAY

To make a pre-application appointment please contact us on:
• Phone: (03) 5522 2187
• E-mail: planning@glenelg.vic.gov.au
• Or at Council’s Portland Customer Service Centre

WHAT THE PLANNING OFFICER CAN ADVISE

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.

WHAT THE PLANNING OFFICER CAN NOT ADVISE

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.


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