Make planning your home project easier

Planning applications can be complex and time-consuming, but Boroondara’s interactive guide breaks down the steps to help you navigate the process with ease.

Planning applications help Council determine the suitability of a proposed project while minimising the impact on neighbourhood character and amenity. All our assessments are made against the planning controls, standards and policies in the Boroondara Planning Scheme.

Each year, we receive around 1200 planning applications and 800 applications to amend permits. We know it can be challenging to figure out which planning and building permits may be required when you’re working on a home project. To make life easier for you, we’ve created an online interactive planning guide to simplify the process.

Whether it’s a new pergola, shed, a demolition or a new build, our interactive guide is designed to help you quickly identify which permits may apply to you.

How it works

Simply visit Do I need a permit? to open the virtual house environment. Click on the icons to find out which projects may require a permit, and learn more about environmental sustainability as you plan your building works.

Did you know?

When considering redeveloping a property or changing the land use, you need to consider the planning scheme controls, policies and standards. Did you know Council offers pre-application advice to help you plan for your application?

Learn more about Planning permit applications.

For more information or assistance, please email [email protected] or call 9278 4888.