To object to a Planning Permit application with us, your objection must:
- be in writing (preferably using the objection eform or PDF form below)
- include your full name, address, phone number and email address
- explain why you are objecting
- explain how granting the permit will badly affect you.
You can include suggested changes to the permit that address your concerns.
The contact details (phone number and email address) of objectors will not be provided.
Use our online form to object to a Planning Permit application.
Or you can:
- complete the objection form below and submit it via email to [email protected], post or in person to our council offices
- email the Statutory Planning team at [email protected] with your concerns
- post a letter to us with your concerns at City of Boroondara, The Statutory Planning Department, Private Bag No. 1, Camberwell, VIC 3124.
Download our Objection to a Planning Permit application form
We recommend you submit your objection within 14 days of when we give notice of a planning application (advertise).
We often need more than 14 days to consider any objections and make a decision.
This means you may have more time to object.
Contact us to find out when we are likely to make a decision:
Some Planning Permit applications are not advertised and there is no opportunity to object. This includes VicSmart applications and applications to subdivide land.
Find applications that don't require notice and review in the Boroondara Planning Scheme.
You can view objections submitted for current applications at the Planning counter at our council office.
The Planning counter is open from 8:30 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday at 8 Inglesby Road, Camberwell.
We must consider all objections received up until we make our decision about the application.
We inform the permit applicant and any objectors of our decision in writing. If you have listed an email address you will be notified by email.
If we do not support the application, we issue a notice of refusal.
If we approve the application, we issue a notice of decision to grant a Planning Permit.
A notice of decision is not a Planning Permit. The notice states the conditions that we will apply to the permit if it is issued.
Objectors have 28 days from our decision to submit an appeal to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT).
The Planning Permit applicant can also appeal conditions in the notice of decision. The applicant must submit their appeal within 60 days of our decision.
If no appeal is submitted to VCAT, we will issue the Planning Permit 28 days after our decision.