Planning resources

To help you with the planning process we’ve developed the following checklists, forms guides and templates.

These documents are in Microsoft Word (.docx) or PDF format. If you need any of these documents in a different format, please contact us on 5261 0800.

Planning permit application guides

Dwellings in Surf Coast's Farming Zone

Advertising signage(PDF, 79KB)

Breweries, cideries, distilleries, wineries(PDF, 197KB)

Bushfire Prone Areas(PDF, 125KB)

Change of use(PDF, 136KB)

Commercial or industrial development(PDF, 127KB)

Construction or extension of a dwelling(PDF, 125KB)

Events and functions(PDF, 188KB)

Licensed premises(PDF, 133KB)

Removal of native vegetation(PDF, 90KB)

Removal or variation of a restriction(PDF, 75KB)

Subdivision(PDF, 120KB)

Two or more dwellings on a lot(PDF, 79KB)


Nature strip guidelines

The Subdivision Process(PDF, 81KB)


Application Forms

Planning permit application form(PDF, 562KB)

VicSmart planning permit application(PDF, 292KB)

Make a change to an application that is still in progress(PDF, 60KB)

Make a change to an approved planning permit under Section 72(PDF, 574KB)

Request an extension of time(PDF, 80KB)

Request secondary consent(PDF, 100KB)

Submitting plans to comply with permit conditions(PDF, 143KB)

Planning permit application fees

Fee Schedule(PDF, 46KB)

Statutory Planning Fee Waiver and Rebate(PDF, 354KB)

Statutory Planning Fee Waiver Form A(PDF, 126KB)

Objection or Support to Advertised Planning Application

Submit objection to or support for an advertised permit application(PDF, 104KB)

Withdrawal of objection to an advertised planning application(PDF, 56KB)

Information requests

Request written advice for planning property information(PDF, 173KB)

Request copies of permits and endorsed plans(PDF, 129KB)

Certificates, contracts and declarations

Amend or end a Section 173 Agreement(PDF, 62KB)

Certificate of compliance(PDF, 127KB)

Credit card payment authority form(PDF, 81KB)

Statutory Declaration(PDF, 110KB)

Where can I find development plans, reference and incorporated docs?