Request for further information
After you have submitted your planning permit application to Council, you may receive a letter from a planning officer requesting further information if your application is not complete.
The planner cannot assess a planning permit application if all the information is not provided.
To avoid delays in processing your application, we recommend that you have a pre-application meeting with a Council planning officer. At a pre-application meeting you will find out what information you need to submit with your planning permit application.
Timelines for submitting further information
Generally you have 45 days from the date on the request for further information letter to provide the extra information.
It is important to note that the request for further information is the last chance you have to change your application during the assessment process.
If you want to change your application at a later date, you will need to submit a request to amend an application, which may incur additional fees.
How to request extra time
If you need more time to provide the extra information, you must request this in writing before the due date stated in your request letter.
You need to include the reasons why you need more time and provide a reasonable revised due date. The planning officer will consider your request and send you a letter with the revised due date.
If your request is not supported, then you have 14 days to supply the information or you can apply to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) to review this decision.
Missing the due date for further information
If you do not provide us with all the requested information or write to request more time before the deadline, your application will lapse and you will need to submit a new planning permit application and pay the fee again.
Steps in the planning permit process
See the below steps for more information about what's involved in the planning permit process