4. Request for further information
After you have submitted your planning permit application to the City of Greater Bendigo, 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.
How long do I have to proved further information?
Generally you have 30 to 45 days from the date on the Request for Further Information Letter to provide the extra information.
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.
Can I 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.
What if I miss 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. An application that has lapsed cannot be re-commenced.
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