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The permit process

Most planning permit applications go through a standard process of preparation, submitting, advertising if required, assessment, decision and review if required.

VicSmart applications

VicSmart is a streamlined 10-day assessment process for straightforward planning permit applications identified in the planning scheme as VicSmart.

VicSmart Plus applications

VicSmart Plus is a 30-day streamlined process for planning permit applications identified in the planning scheme as VicSmart Plus. It accommodates applications slightly more complex than the VicSmart process and includes notice to adjoining properties.

More about VicSmart Plus applications

Ministerial applications

The Minister for Planning, not the local council, is the responsible authority for the application process and decision for some applications.

Additional information for some permit applications

Some uses and developments have specific requirements that need to be allowed for when preparing your application.

Page last updated: 06/11/20