Planning permit objections

Any person who may be affected by the granting of a planning permit may submit an objection to Council.

If you feel that you may be affected by a proposal, we recommend that you review the documentation that has been submitted with the application. Applications can be viewed online during the notification period or at Brougham Street Customer Service.

If you submit an objection, the objection must be submitted in writing and explain how you would be affected by the proposal.

When you object to a planning permit application, your objection must be:

  • in writing (either online or in hard copy)
  • state the reasons for the objection
  • state how the objector would be affected by the granting of a permit.

You can do this online by following the link above.


Objection period

An objection may be lodged any time after the advertising period has commenced and before a decision is made on the application.

An application is advertised for 14 calendar days, objections can be lodged any time after the advertising period has commenced and before a decision is made.


Right of review

All parties have the right to apply for a review of Councils decision on an application to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT).


Public document

An objection is a public document and copies are available to other parties including the permit applicant, Councillors and VCAT, in accordance with Section 57(5) of the Planning and Environment Act (1987).





Page last updated: Tuesday, 4 August 2020

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