Apply to change or extend a planning permit

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Changing your planning permit after it is approved

You can apply to amend the plans that were endorsed with a planning permit. It is also possible to change the conditions or description of the planning permit, but you must provide justification for the change and the likely affect.

An application to amend a permit or plans must include:

Extending the expiry date of a planning permit

Generally, a planning permit must be commenced within 2 years of the date of issue and any works must be completed within 2 years of the commencement date. If the works are not complete, you can apply for an extension of time, however this must be done within the following time frames:

  • Before or within 6 months after the permit has expired, where the use or development has not yet started; and
  • Before or within 12 months after the permit has expired, where the use or development has lawfully started

If a request for extension of time is made outside of this time frame, Council and the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) cannot consider the request and a new application for a planning permit must be submitted.

Any application for an extension of time must include:


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For more information about planning permit applications please contact us on 03 5434 6355 or [email protected]  

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