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 will not 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 into two lots
  • Construct a front fence in a Residential Zone
  • Construct minor building or works in a Commercial, Industrial or Mixed Use Zone
  • 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 Commercial or Industrial Zone
  • Reduce car parking requirement for no more than 5 spaces
  • Reduce or waive the loading and unloading requirements

Council's Statutory Planning Unit can be contacted on 9840 9470 to provide further advice on whether applications fall within the VicSmart provisions.


Applicant's Guide to Lodging a VicSmart Application

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