How to access closed planning files

To access a closed planning files you need to make a request to view the file and then visit Richmond Town Hall, 333 Bridge Rd, during office hours - 8.30am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.

What is a closed planning file?

You will be able to see the following information:

  • planning permit decision
  • endorsed plans
  • the officer’s report
  • a VCAT decision (if the planning permit was determined by VCAT) and any internal referrals related to the planning application.

In accordance with the Information Privacy Act (2000), on a closed planning file, Yarra City Council officers cannot provide any information that contains personal information.

How to request to access a closed planning file

To request access to a closed file, you can call us on 9205 5555 or make a request in person at the Richmond Town Hall.

It may take up to 5 days to access the file. The length of time is dependent on whether the file is stored on or off site. You will need to contact us to find out when the file will be available.

Charges will apply for any copying of documents. When you view the file you will need to read and comply with the closed planning files protocol.