Common Types of Applications
The information below outlines common uses or developments that need a planning permit and the information required as part of a planning application.
Are you building a house or shed in an area at risk of bushfire?
You can find more information and Bushfire Management Plan templates on the CFA Website
Please note: Whilst templates are available, you may need to seek a private consultant to do a Bushfire Management Statement for your application.
Do you need to remove a native tree? Have you tried to minimise and avoid the need to remove the tree by locating your development within a cleared location on the site?
An application to remove a tree will require the submission of a Native Vegetation Information Management (NVIM) report. This is accessible through the Department of Environment Land Water and Planning website.
Want more information about applying for a permit?
A duty planner is available 8.30am-5pm Monday to Friday to give general planning advice about:
- when a planning permit is required
- what to include in an application
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.
When to seek other advice
If you need help with:
– Developing/discussing design options
– Putting an application together
– Understanding title restrictions
You will need to seek the assistance of a private planning consultant or legal professional.
VicSmart Application Process
There are two types of assessment processes for planning applications. VicSmart is a streamlined assessment process for simpler planning permit applications.
Contact us to find out if your proposal may be considered as a VicSmart application