VicSmart is a simpler and fast Planning Permit process for straightforward applications. For an application to be considered under VicSmart, it must form part of the State Government's limited classes of applications outlined in Clause 92.03 of the Manningham Planning Scheme. Applications are not required to be advertised and in most instances will be processed within 10 business days of receipt.

The types of applications include:

  • Realign a boundary between two lots
  • Subdivide land into lots each containing an existing building or car parking space
  • Subdivide land with an approved development which has started into two lots
  • Subdivide land into two lots in a rural zone, where the minimum lot size is met
  • Construct a front fence in a residential zone
  • Construct building or works in a Activity Centre, Commercial, Industrial or Mixed Use Zone (cost limits apply)
  • Construct a front fence in an Overlay
  • Remove, destroy or lop one tree
  • Minor subdivision, minor buildings and works, painting or tree lopping in a Heritage Overlay
  • Minor subdivision or buildings and works in a Special Building Overlay
  • Display limited signs in a Activity Centre, Commercial or Industrial Zone
  • Reduce car parking requirement for no more than 10 spaces
  • Reduce or waive the loading and unloading requirements

Please see Clause 92.03 of the Manningham Planning Scheme for a full list of application types, including any conditional requirements. Council's Statutory Planning Unit can be contacted on 9840 9470 to provide further advice on whether applications fall within the VicSmart provisions outlined in the Manningham Planning Scheme.


Applicant's Guide to Lodging a VicSmart Application (March 2017)

Icon for application/pdf VicSmart Application Form (231.42 KB)