You may need to apply for a planning permit and application before you start a new development or commence a new land use. A planning permit gives you permission to use and/or develop land in a certain way when there’s a requirement for a permit. After granting a planning permit, you may also need other approvals from building, health, local laws and engineering.
We can fast track some applications. Check to see if your application is eligible for the VicSmart process.
Talk to us before you apply for a planning permit
You can organise a pre-application meeting. This gives planning officers the chance to provide feedback before you submit a formal planning permit application in relation to:
- draft proposals
You can organise a face-to-face meeting or receive a written response. This is an optional service and there will be a pre-application fee.
We can advise you on:
- if you need a permit for your proposal
- information requirements for your application
- the application process.