How do I know if I need a planning permit?
Many types of use and development require a planning permit, including (but not limited to):
Whether you need a planning permit or not will depend on several factors including the zone in which your land is located, whether any overlays apply to your land or if the development or use is subject to any ‘Particular Provisions’ in the Planning Scheme. This information can be found in the Hepburn Planning Scheme.
You can obtain a report on the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website that gives you the zone and overlay controls affecting your property. Simply search for the address of the property and then click 'Create Planning Property Report' to view detail about the controls that affect your property. Using this, you can then go to the Hepburn Planning Scheme to view the zones and overlays.
The Planning team is committed to providing the community and applicants with timely and accurate planning advice to facilitate a smooth and efficient planning application process. We want your interaction with Council and our planning team to be a positive and productive experience. As part of this commitment, we have initiated an online booking appointment system to provide comprehensive and quality pre-application advice.
For all pre-application advice you are required to book an appointment online by clicking on the link below. For all other planning enquiries, you can call to speak with a planner weekdays from 1pm to 4pm on (03) 5348 2306.
Make a booking
You will be required to provide the following information:
Please complete the online request form for written planning advice and provide all the relevant detail. You will then need to pay the relevant fee by calling the customer service team on (03) 5348 2306. Once the fee has been paid, your request will be assigned to one of our planners who will provide you with detailed advice on your proposal.
You can call to speak with a planner weekdays from 1pm to 4pm on (03) 5348 2306 (Option 4) on minor proposals including: