Planning permits - Preparing to apply

Once you have determined that a planning permit is required there are a number of steps to follow in preparing your permit application.

  • Step 1: Find out what information is required
  • Step 2: Get assistance
  • Step 3:
    • Fill out the application form
    • State the cost of development
    • Include the owner’s consent
  • Step 4:
    • Provide all required information
    • Attach title information
  • Step 5: Attach the plans and any necessary extra information
  • Ready?...It's time to apply! 

Step 1

Find out what information is required

Find out what information must be provided with the application, and what relevant policies and provisions Council will use to assess it. Different information will need to be provided for different types of permit applications and might include site plans, elevation drawings or a written report.

Planning checklists are available to suit the type of Planning Permit Application you wish to complete.

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Step 2

Get assistance

You may consider requesting a pre-application meeting with one of our Planners to discuss your application. This will help you to identify what is required and what information to provide when lodging your application with us.

Professional advice may also be helpful to you.

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Step 3

Fill out the application form

If a permit is required, fill out the application for planning permit form, provide the required information and pay the required fee.

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State the cost of development

You must provide an accurate estimate of the cost of the development. This will determine the planning application fee.

The fee must be paid when you lodge the application so that we can consider and assess the application.

It is not a fee for approval, so there is no refund if the application is refused. The scale of fees is set down by government regulation.

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Include the owner’s consent

If you are the permit applicant but not the owner of the land, you must provide the owner’s details on the application for planning permit form.

This section is used when an agent for the owner makes the application. The applicant must tell the owner that the application has been made.

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Step 4

Provide all required information

When completing the application clearly describe what you want a permit for.

Make sure you provide the necessary information and describe all the things that need a planning permit so a further permit won’t be required.

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Attach title information

A current Certificate of Title or Title Search (which is no older than 30 days) must be provided. You must also provide a copy of any registered restrictive covenant that affects the land. If a registered restrictive covenant does apply, talk to the council planner about what to do next.

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Step 5

Check everything is there

Before your application ensure you have prepared and obtained all the necessary information required for the permit.

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Ready?... It's time to apply!

If you have followed the previous steps and have collected all the necessary supporting information, you are ready to apply for a planning permit.

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Page last updated: Wednesday, 31 May 2017