5. Public notice of a planning application
Some planning permit applicants are required to give notice of the application or to have it 'advertised'. This means the application will be advertised to all persons likely to be affected by the proposal, usually the adjoining owners and occupiers.
The form of advertising required may include:
- Notifying the owners/occupiers of adjoining properties by mail
- Erecting a public notice on site
- Placing advertisements in the local paper (e.g. Bendigo Advertiser, McIvor Times)
The City will send you an advertising package which includes an A4 notice for sending in the mail and an A3 notice for placing on site (if required). The advertising period is 14 days and the public notice placed on site must be maintained in good condition during that time. At the end of the advertising period, a photo of the signed and dated sign on-site must be provided as evidence that you have given notice of the application.
The City may also be required to give notice or to refer the application to other statutory authorities (such as CFA, Coliban Water etc.) for comment. These authorities can object to an application, or require the placement of conditions on any permit to be issued.
How do I view planning applications on public notice?
During the advertising period, the plans and documents associated with the planning application will be publicly available for viewing.
To view planning applications that are currently on public notice go to search planning applications on public notice.
The plans and documents listed in your search may not include all documents submitted with the application, but will include the most relevant.
How to object to an application?
Interested parties are able to make a submission or object to the application and must do so in writing within 14 days of receiving notice of the application.
Please note: All submissions must be considered up until the time a decision is made on the proposal.
Planning permit process
See the steps below for more information about what's involved in the planning permit process:
- Research your property
- Pre-application advice
- Submit your planning permit application
- Request for further information
- Giving public notice of a planning permit application
- Objecting to a planning permit application
- Decision on a planning permit application
- Appealing to VCAT
- Applying to amend or extend a planning permit