Our planning staff conduct on-site inspections to assess planning permit applications. Planning Compliance Officers and other Authorised Officers may also visit sites to investigate suspected planning breaches.
Inspections helps planning staff get a better understanding of development sites and their surrounds. This helps ensure the right decisions are made on planning permit applications.
Our staff must carry photo ID when entering private property. For more information about inspections, contact us on (03) 5348 2306.
Our Planning Compliance Officers investigate properties to ascertain if they comply with the Hepburn Shire Planning Scheme and relevant planning legislation.
The main reasons for investigations are:
If we think you're unlikely to voluntarily comply with our requests within the required time, we will move on to the enforcement process.