Decision on a planning permit application
There are three types of decisions that can be made on a planning permit application.
Issue a planning permit
If your planning permit application is successful you will be issued with a planning permit and you can commence your land development or use project.
However, a planning permit is always subject to specified conditions that must be met.
Issue a Notice of Decision to Grant a Planning Permit
If there are objections to your planning permit application then Council can only issue a Notice of Decision to Grant a Permit.
The Notice of Decision to Grant a Permit is not a planning permit. It is a legal notice that states that Council supports the application if the land use or development meets certain conditions. These conditions are explained on the notice.
Council sends a copy of this notice to all concerned parties.
Refuse to issue a planning permit
If Council considers that the land development or use proposed in the planning permit application is not acceptable, it will refuse to issue a planning permit.
The reasons for the refusal are listed in the notice. All concerned parties will receive a copy of the notice.
Appeal to VCAT
Objectors and applicants can appeal to VCAT to review Council planning permit application decisions.
Planning permit process
See the below steps for more information about what's involved in the planning permit process