The way we assess an amendment application is similar to the Planning Permit assessment process.

The assessment may include:

  • a request for further information
  • referral to public authorities, if required
  • notification (if Council believes the change may cause material detriment to any person).

The timeframe for assessing major changes to plans and changes to conditions is also similar to that of a Planning Permit application. Applications for minor changes to plans are generally assessed more quickly than major changes.

Decision by Council

Possible outcomes for an amendment application are as follows:



Council supports the application and receives no objections

Council issues an Amended Permit. A table in the footer of the permit specifies the changes. New conditions may apply.

Council supports the application but receives objections

Council issues a Notice of Decision (NOD) to amend the permit.

Council does not support the application

Council issues a Refusal to Amend the Permit.

Decision disputes

If you want to dispute Council’s decision on your application to amend a permit, you can lodge an appeal with the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT). VCAT’s decision is final and binding to all parties.

Amendments to a Planning Permit are governed by the Planning and Environment Act 1987.

Further information

For help, email Statutory Planning or call 9278 4888.

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