New planning fees are in effect from October 13, 2016
Take a look at our fees page for more details.
Planning Services administer the Greater Bendigo Planning Scheme, which aims to protect and enhance our unique area.
Our planning team considers applications for planning permits that relate to the use, development and subdivision of land, as well as ensuring compliance with planning permits and controls.
We also work closely with our Strategy Unit on policies and planning scheme amendments to achieve the Council vision.
How can we help you?
Planning services can help you learn more about the planning process, how to apply for a planning permit and find the status of current planning applications.
- Planning permit process, which provides advice on when a planning permit may be required, the steps involved in applying, including objecting to and amending a planning permit, and appealing to VCAT.
- Pre-application advice for planning permits
- Issuing subdivision permits and plans for certification
- Planning frequently asked questions
- Responding to permit objections and consultation
- Managing our residential neighbourhood character overlays
- Heritage planning
- Planning scheme amendments
Talk to a planner
A duty planner is available 8.30am - 5pm Monday to Friday at the Hopetoun Mill Office 15 Hopetoun Street, Bendigo to answer questions and provide general planning advice.
A planner attends the Heathcote service centre at 125 High Street, Heathcote every Thursday and is available from 10am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 4pm. The Heathcote service centre can be contacted on 03 5433 3211.
You can also phone planning services 03 5434 6355 or email us at [email protected]
Viewing maps, aerial photos and other information on your property
Use the City's Community Compass mapping system to find information on your property such as Planning zones and overlays, links to property reports, aerial photos and many other details, including nearby Council facilities and services.
The Greater Bendigo Planning Scheme
The Greater Bendigo Planning Scheme controls land use and development within our municipality. It contains State and local planning policies, zones and overlays and other provisions that affect how land can be used and developed.
The planning scheme will indicate if a planning permit is required to change the use of land, or to construct a building or make other changes to the land.
View the Greater Bendigo Planning Scheme online
Go to our document library to review the Greater Bendigo Planning Scheme incorporated documents
For more information about planning services please contact us on 03 5434 6355 or [email protected]