Planning Permit Checklist - Special Building Overlay (SBO)

Please use this checklist when submitting a planning application for works in a Special Building Overlay.

For all planning applications, you must provide:

1. An application form fully completed and signed.
2. A recent copy of Title for the land (the search should be dated not more than 60 days prior to the application), including a copy of the diagram or relevant plan of subdivision and a copy of any restriction or covenant that may affect the land. (A Certificate of Title may be obtained online Victorian Land Titles Office or by visiting the Land Information Centre located on the level 10, 570 Bourke Street, Melbourne)
3. The application fee.
In addition to the above, the following must also be provided:
4. Digital copy of fully dimensioned plans at preferred scales of 1:100 or 1:200, including the following (as appropriate):  
the boundaries and dimensions of the site Checkbox
relevant existing and proposed ground levels, to Australian Height Datum (AHD) taken by or under the direction or supervision of a licensed land surveyor Checkbox
the layout, size and use of existing and proposed buildings and works, including vehicle parking areas Checkbox
elevation plans with floor levels of any existing and proposed buildings to AHD Checkbox
cross sectional details of any basement entries to AHD Checkbox
detailed drawings of any structures or fencing (to identify permit triggers/exemptions).
5. A written response against any relevant State and Local Planning Policies and the Special Building  Overlay demonstrating how the proposal satisfies the purpose, objectives and decision guidelines.
6. Please note, the application will  be referred to Council's Engineering Services Unit as the relevant floodplain manager.


Please note that this checklist is for standard information required for lodgement.  Additional information may be required by the assessing planning officer after lodgement. Other controls in the planning scheme may affect your proposal.  Please check the Greater Geelong Advertising Guidelines before submitting a planning application.

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Page last updated: Thursday, 10 March 2022