If there are objections to an approved Planning Permit application, Council must issue a Notice of Decision to Grant a Planning Permit.

A Notice of Decision is not a Planning Permit. The notice sets out the conditions that Council intends to apply to the permit, should it be issued.

Appealing a Notice of Decision

Once a Notice of Decision is issued, there is a 28-day review period for objectors to lodge an application to appeal the decision to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT).

The Planning Permit applicant may appeal against any condition contained in the Notice of Decision. The permit applicant must lodge their appeal within 60 days of Council's decision.

If no appeal is lodged with VCAT, the Planning Permit is issued 28 days after the date of the Notice of Decision.

Learn more about appealing Council decisions to VCAT.

Further information

For help, contact our Statutory Planning team on 9278 4888 or email Statutory Planning.

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