Request Form for SBO Flood Advice and Consent to VicSmart Planning Permit

The City of Greater Geelong provides flood advices (including floor levels) and consents to VicSmart Planning Permit for properties, building or development works on land within or subject to Special Building Overlay (SBO) and stormwater flooding. If you need such an advice/consent, please download the form below and email it with building plans (if applicable) to:

[email protected]

You can also send your queries and requests regarding your building plans, City's flood data like levels, depths etc. Our response time widely varies from 1 to 4 weeks. All SBO advices and consents are free of cost.

The City issues SBO flood advices and consents since 2016 as per an agreement with Corangamite Catchment Management Authority (CCMA) - the delegated floodplain management authority under Section 202, Part 10 of the Water Act 1989.  CCMA continues providing advices on riverine, coastal and non-stormwater flooding for lands in Floodway Overlay (FO) and Land Subject to Inundation Overlays (LSIOs) for example.

Note: Please be advised that providing all the relevant accompanying information can prevent delays in processing/assessing of your application.





Page last updated: Wednesday, 26 May 2021

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