The CIty's Statutory Planning Department is responsible for assessing and enforcing planning permit applications in accordance with the Greater Bendigo Planning Scheme.

The department also coordinates the issue of subdivision permits and the release of plans of subdivision and works closely with our Strategy Unit on the formation of policies and planning scheme amendments in accordance with the future vision of the Council.

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Want to view maps, aerial photos and other information on your property?

Take a look at the City's Community Compass mapping system to find information on your property such as Planning zones and overlays, links to property reports, aerial photos and many other details, including nearby Council facilities and services.

Need planning advice before submitting your application?

If you have any queries about the planning process, or you require advice on a simple proposal, planning advice can often be given over the phone, by email, or at the Planning customer service counter.

Before submitting your planning application for a specific proposal, it may be necessary to have a pre-application meeting with a planning officer to discuss the proposal and identify any key areas of concern early on in the process. This may help to process your application quicker.  Please see details on when pre-application meetings are recommended and what you need to do.

A Planner attends the Heathcote service centre at 125 High Street, Heathcote every Thursday and is available from 10am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 4pm. The Heathcote service centre can be contacted on 5433 3211.

Application for Review at VCAT for proposed mosque

On 1-3 December the Victorian and Civil Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) undertook a hearing on an application for review by Julie Hoskin and Others against City of Greater Bendigo’s Notice of Decision to grant a planning permit for a place of assembly/worship (mosque) at 9 Rowena Street East Bendigo.  The hearing also included an application for review against proposed conditions by the permit applicant.

Pursuant to a VCAT Order of 15 September 2014, the City of Greater Bendigo hereby publishes on its website, expert evidence reports received in relation to the hearing.

City of Greater Bendigo expert evidence:

Permit applicant expert evidence:

Appellant expert evidence:

The proceeding against the application for review of the notice of decision to grant a planning permit was adjourned to 23 and 24 February 2015 at 55 King Street, Melbourne.  At the conclusion of day 2, the proceedings were further adjourned to 11 May 2015.

The proceeding against the application for review of proposed conditions is adjourned to a time and date to be fixed. 

Contact Planning Services

15 Hopetoun Street, Bendigo
8.30am - 5pm Monday to Friday

Phone:  5434 6355
Fax:  5434 6334

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