Planning and development
What is the difference between planning and building permits?
The planning permit and building permit systems are very different and operate under separate legislation, although they are often related to each other.
A planning permit may be required for development, land use, advertising signs or removing trees depending on the requirements of the Yarra Planning Scheme.
A building permit will be required for most commercial, industrial and residential development including new buildings, alterations and additions to factories, warehouses, shops, dwellings, sheds and in some cases fences and retaining walls. Building permits can be obtained from our Municipal Building Surveyor or a private building surveyor.
Before construction or activity can start, a proposed development may require a planning permit, building permit or both.
- View advertised planning applications Find all advertised planning applications in the City of Yarra.
- Planning applications Find how you can apply for, find and view planning applications.
- Search for planning applications Search for all planning applications in the City of Yarra.
- Environmentally sustainable design in planning Many developments require environmentally sustainable design to be incorporated into their planning application.
- Planning application and subdivision fees View planning application and subdivision fees.
Current major developments
|Permit number||Property address||Suburb||Start date||End date|
|PLN16/0923||205 - 211 Queens Parade and 6 - 12 Dummett Crescent||Clifton Hill||16 June 2017||12 July 2017|
|PLN17/0040||700 - 718 Heidelberg Road||Alphington||01 June 2017||03 July 2017|
|PLN17/0177||57 Balmain Street||Cremorne||31 May 2017||30 June 2017|
|PLN17/0284||12 - 18 Albert Street||Richmond||31 May 2017||30 June 2017|
|PLN16/1050||42 - 44 Oxford Street and 61 - 63 Cambridge Street and 16 Langridge Street||Collingwood||10 May 2017||09 June 2017|
|PLN16/1155||312 - 314 Johnston Street||Abbotsford||08 May 2017||08 June 2017|
|PLN17/0044||11 - 13 Pearson Street||Cremorne||05 May 2017||05 June 2017|
|PLN16/1027||242 Bridge Road||Richmond||21 April 2017||30 June 2017|
|PLN16/1070||5 - 9 Alexandra Parade||Collingwood||13 April 2017||12 May 2017|
|PLN16/1188||329 Johnston Street 236 Nicholson Street and 37 Hunter Street||Abbotsford||30 March 2017||01 May 2017|
|PLN16/1181||71 - 75 Argyle Street||Fitzroy||17 March 2017||19 April 2017|
|PLN16/1150||71 - 93 Gipps Street||Collingwood||24 February 2017||28 March 2017|
|PLN16/0845||23 - 33 Johnston Street||Collingwood||09 February 2017||10 March 2017|
|PLN16/0925||59 - 77 Victoria Parade and 5 - 7 Brunswick Street and 20 - 32 Fitzroy Street||Fitzroy||07 December 2016||06 January 2017|
|PLN16/0926||93 - 99 Victoria Parade||Fitzroy||07 December 2016||06 January 2017|
|PLN15/1082||329 - 341 Victoria Parade||Abbotsford|
|PLN16/0434||26 - 56 Queens Parade||North Fitzroy|
|PLN16/0494||249 - 265 Queens Parade||Clifton Hill|
|PLN16/0843||423 - 425 Smith Street||Fitzroy|