Before you begin your project you need to check if a planning permit is required.
Common examples of when you may need a planning permit:
- a heritage overlay applies to your property
- changing the use of your property (eg. shop to office, café to retail)
- making additions to residential properties
- commercial or industrial development
- applying for a liquor licence
- constructing or displaying signage
- waiver of car parking (associated with the increased floor space of commercial/industrial areas)
- demolition of a building (particularly within heritage overlay).
The planning permit process
There are generally seven stages in the planning permit process. When we send correspondence about your planning application, we will include a diagram showing which stage you are at. You can also see which stage an application is at when you view it online.