Do I need a Planning Permit?
A planning permit is a legal document that gives permission for a use and/or development on a particular piece of land.
Every property in Victoria has a set of zone and overlay planning controls that specifies how land can be used. The Greater Bendigo Planning Scheme sets out zone/overlay controls for the Greater Bendigo municipality and details if a proposal requires a planning permit.
You may need a planning permit for:
- Changing the use of the land (such as setting up a new business)
- Removal or lopping of native vegetation
- Demolishing, constructing or changing a building
- Construction of outbuildings (sheds)
- Constructing a tennis court or swimming pool
- Replacing or building a new fence
- Displaying a sign
- Starting or expanding a business without enough on-site car parking
- Applying for a new liquor licence or extending an existing licence
- Development of a multi-unit development
- Subdivision of land
Find out more information about your property and if you require a planning permit by following the below links:
Our planning enquiry service can provide general information around zones and overlays which apply to your property, whether a planning permit is required and the type of information would be required as a part of a planning permit application.
Talk to a Planner
A duty planner is available 8.30am-5pm Monday to Friday to give general planning advice.
The planner needs to know the address of the property for your query and a general outline of what you want to do.
You can contact us on 03 5434 6000 or email [email protected]. Enquiries may take 1-3 days to respond.