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Planning and Design

The Planning Application Process

The Planning and Environment Act 1987 establishes the planning permit application process. 

The following information is provided as a guide for those involved in the planning permit application process, however the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) website provides detailed information about the planning permit assessment and review processes for users of the planning system.  It is recommended that you review the information before lodging a planning permit application.

 

Which planning permit application stream is your proposal eligible for?

The first step when preparing your planning permit application is to identify which application stream your proposal is eligible for; VicSmart, Priority Paid, or the standard planning permit application process.

The following information outlines each of the services, but if you are unsure of which service your application is eligible for, please contact Council's Planning department on 8571 1000.

The Planning department offers a pre-application discussion service (fees apply) which provides potential applicants with an opportunity to meet with planning officers to discuss their proposal, identify key areas of concern, and gain an understanding of the planning permit application process.

 

VicSmart planning application process

VicSmart is the Victorian Government's simple and fast planning process for eligible applications.

Applications must meet the specific VicSmart criteria to be eligible as a VicSmart application.

Click here to visit the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) website for detailed information about the VicSmart program and to access the on-line interactive tool to check whether your planning application may be processed as VicSmart. Simply click the link to the VicSmart Online Guide, enter your property address, and follow the prompts.

More information on VicSmart and how to prepare and lodge an application

 

 

Vic Smart Planning Applications in 10 Days

Standard planning application process

Applications that do not meet the VicSmart or Priority Paid eligibility criteria will be processed via the standard planning permit application process.

More information on the standard application process and how to prepare and lodge an application

 

 

 

Priority Paid planning application service

Council's 'fast track' planning application service for eligible commercial and industrial planning permit applications.

Applications that do not meet the Priority Paid eligibility criteria will be processed via the standard planning permit application process.

More information on the Priority Paid application process and how to prepare and lodge an application

 

 


Development within the Revitalising Central Dandenong declared project area

The Revitalising Central Dandenong initiative is being delivered by Places Victoria in partnership with the City of Greater Dandenong.

As of 1 September 2006, all new commercial scale developments (such as building three or more dwellings on a lot and three or more lot subdivisions) within the Revitalising Central Dandenong declared area incur the Infrastructure Recovery Charge (IRC) of 5% of the development value and is only applicable at the time of development.

Infrastructure Recovery Charge brochure

To find out more about the Infrastructure Recovery Charge, visit the Revitalising Central Dandenong website  www.revitalisingcentraldandenong.com/infrastructure-recovery-charge or contact Places Victoria on (03) 8317 3566.

 

Sustainable design requirements for planning applications

Depending on the size and type of development, Council requires applicants to include and report on Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) before it can issue a planning permit.

Find out more about Council’s sustainability reporting requirements.

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