The following links have been provided to assist you with the Planning Application process. Please note that the links provided below will direct you to an external website/s which is / are not related to Hepburn Shire Council
Hepburn Planning Scheme
The Hepburn Planning Scheme is the legislative framework which is used to assess all developments within the Hepburn Shire. Please click on the following link to access an on-line version of the Hepburn Planning Scheme.
Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), provide a wide range of information in relation to Planning Permit processes, and the requirements for obtaining a Planning Permit. In addition to this you will be able to access all Planning Schemes, Zoning Information, and information on legislation and regulations. Please click on the following link to access the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning Website.
The Land Victoria website provides a range of services, and will allow you to purchase a variety of property reports, and / or title details that are required in most cases to be submitted with your Application for Planning Permit. To order a property report or Certificate of Title and / or related documents, please click on one of the following link:
The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal hears and determines Planning and Environmental Disputes. For further information in relation to this process, please click on the following link to access the VCAT website:
From time to time issues arise that are outside of Hepburn Shire Councils jurisdiction, and are considered a 'civil matter'. An example of such an issue is boundary fencing between neighbouring properties. When such disputes arise, the matter is usually referred to the Dispute Settlement Centre of Victoria. This is a free dispute resolution service funded by the Victorian Government. For more information in relation to the dispute Settlement Centre, please click the following link:
Following the approval of a Planning Permit for a subdivision, your Land Surveyor will submit all relevant information in relation to the subdivision to Council through an online planning system known as SPEAR. SPEAR allows applications to be compiled, lodged, managed, referred, approved and tracked online, anytime. To access SPEAR, please click the following link:
ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS VICTORIA
If your site is located in an area listed for Cultural Sensitivity by Aboriginal Affairs Victoria then you may be required to submit a Cultural Heritage Management Plan (CHMP) for more information in relation to the CHMP requirements, please click on the following link: