A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
The requirements for giving notice of an application are set out in Section 52(1) of the Planning and Environment Act 1987 .
Council advertises many applications, but some applications are exempt from advertising. If an application is advertised, you can make a submission about it up until the time Council makes a decision on the application.
Council’s requirements for advertising of the application have been met. Submissions can continue to be made up until the time that a decision is made on the application.
A planning officer has been allocated the planning permit application.
An appeal has been lodged with the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT). VCAT will make a final decision on the application.
The application has been finalised and any appeals have been completed.
The application has lapsed as the required further information (RFI) has not been submitted.
The application has been accepted by Council.
A consultation meeting or ‘height pole meeting’ may be held for an application.
A Hearing of Submissions Meeting is held where Councillors have called in an application to make a decision on it. Only those who have made a submission to Council about the application are invited to these meetings; they are not public.
The meeting has been held.
The application has been submitted to Council.
Notice of Decision
Council supports the application, but objections have been received. An opportunity is available for objectors to lodge an appeal with the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT).
A planning permit has been issued. A planning permit operates from the date specified on the permit.
A planning permit can expire in three ways.
If the permit is not acted upon
If the use is discontinued as set out in Section 68 of Planning and Environment Act 1987
If a permit condition provides that a use may only be conducted until a certain time or that works must be removed after a certain time
The owner or occupier of land to which a permit applies may ask for an extension of time where:
- a use or development allowed by the permit has not yet started and the application is made either before the permit expires or within 6 months of the expiry date
- development allowed by the permit has lawfully started and the application is made within 12 months after the permit expires.
More than one extension of time can be granted for a permit.
The planning officer has completed the initial assessment of the application. This is the point where all permit triggers are identified, the permit description is finalised and any referrals and advertising requirements identified.
Plans to comply
Plans have been submitted to Council to meet the requirements of a planning permit condition. Advertising of these plans is not undertaken.
Plans to comply issued
The plans have been approved as meeting the requirements of a permit condition.
Ready for decision/Planner assessment
The application is ready for a decision to be made, any required referrals are completed and if advertising of the application is required, it is complete. During this phase, the planning officer will complete a report that recommends whether the application is approved or refused.
Ready for meeting
The planning officer has determined that a meeting is required and is in the process of being arranged.
Ready to advertise
Advertising of the application is required and is currently being organised.
Statutory referral requirements are identified in Clause 66 of the Planning Scheme, and may include authorities such as DEECA, VicRoads, Barwon Water, Country Fire Authority, Environment Protection Authority, etc. Council cannot decide on an application which has been referred until 28 days from the date of the referral have passed.
Referrals can also be made to Council departments for expert advice on a range of issues including: trees, fire, engineering, waste, construction.
Council has refused the application and has not issued a planning permit.
Request for further information (RFI)
The planning officer has requested further information in order to be able to assess the application. In most cases an application is not advertised until the RFI has been submitted.
Request for further information (RFI) complete
The requested RFI has been submitted and accepted. The statutory clock will reset to 0 days on the date the information was submitted.
An applicant can request an amendment to an application before or after notice is given; this request is made pursuant to Section 50 or 57a of the Planning and Environment Act 1987, and, if accepted, results in the statutory clock being reset at 0 days.
The amended application is taken to be the application for the purposes of the Act.
All objections to the original application are taken as objections to the amended application.
An application has been made to Council for a minor change to endorsed plans. Advertising of these applications is not undertaken.
The VicSmart permit process is a shorter planning process. VicSmart applications are exempt from advertising and appeal to VCAT.
The applicant has withdrawn the application and it will not proceed.