Planning permits

A planning permit is a legal document that gives permission for a use,development or subdivision on a piece of land.

Planning permits are different to building permits. Planning permits are about the use of land, and building permits relate to the method of construction to ensure your project is safe and meets building regulation. If you have a planning permit you may still need to get a building permit.

1. First steps

Find out whether you need a planning permit, where to start and what the process involves.

2. Preparing your application

Information and checklists to help prepare your application.

3. Submit your application

If you have collected the necessary supporting information, you can apply online, in person or by mail.

4. What happens next?

The timeframe for an application to be processed depends on the complexity of the project, whether there are objections, or other authorities involved.

More information on planning permits

Have your say - current planning applications

If you are affected by a planning permit application, you can influence what is proposed and what gets approved. Anyone may inspect the plans and make a submission about an application if they have concerns.

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