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Amending a Planning Permit

Amending a Permit. Which process is right for you?

After a planning permit is issued, you may want to make changes to the permit or to the approved plans.

Depending on the nature of the proposed changes, you will need to either:

  • apply for secondary consent, or
  • apply to amend a planning permit.
  • If you are not sure which one to apply for read the following information and if you are still unsure, contact our Statutory Planning team on 5348 1577.

    Apply for Secondary Consent

    You should apply for secondary consent if all of the following conditions are met:

  • You only want to make minor changes to the approved plans;
  • The original permit contains this condition: ‘The layout of the site and the size of the proposed. buildings and works, as shown on the approved plan/s, must not be altered or modified without the consent in writing of the Responsible Authority’ (or similar);
  • The proposed change only involves amendments to the plans, and does not conflict with or require changes to the permit description or conditions; and
  • The proposed change is minor and would not require advertising.
  • You are required to submit with your application for secondary consent the following information:

  • Your completed Application Form:
  • A scaled and fully dimensioned plan that clearly identifies all of the propseod changes
  • A short written summary of the proposed changes
  • The relevant fee. Check fee here.
  • If you do not provide all of the above, we may not be able to process the application. You may be asked to provide more information to help us assess your application

    The time it takes for a decision to be made depends on many factors, such as whether we need further information and how simple or complex your application is but it is usually much quicker than a normal amendment process

    Apply to Amend a Planning Permit

    You should apply to amend a planning permit if you want to change:

  • The uses allowed by the permit;
  • The conditions of your permit.
  • The statement of what the permit allows; or.
  • To make changes that may impact on the amenity of surrounding properties; or.
  • To make significant changes to the approved plans.
  • The process for applying to amend a planning permit is similar to applying for a new permit. This is because the proposed amendment may need to be advertised if we think it could impact other people. It also might need to be approved by other statutory bodies, such as the Country Fire Authority (CFA) or Goulburn Murray Water

    You are required to submit with your application to amend a planning permit the following information:

  • Your completed Application Form:
  • A recent copy of title documents (including plan of subdivision and any restrictions). These documents must be obtained and dated no earlier than 3 months before you submit your application
  • A scaled and fully dimensioned plan that clearly identifies all of the propseod changes
  • A short written summary of the proposed changes
  • The relevant fee. Check fee here..
  • If you do not provide all of the above, we may not be able to process the application. You may be asked to provide more information to help us assess your application

    If we support the changes, we will issue an amended permit, which will outline the changes.

    If we agree to the changes but objections from the public have been received when the application was advertised, we will issue a Notice of Decision to Amend a Permit.

    If we don’t support the changes, we will issue a Refusal to Amend a Permit.

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